2022 Events


3 and 4 – Fort Atkinson Archaeology Walking Tour (Fort Atkinson State Historical Park, Fort Calhoun)

13 – “Archeology at the Thomas P. Kennard House” – Preservation Association of Lincoln Brown Bag Lecture (County City Building, Lincoln)

22 – Evening with an Archeologist (Nebraska History Museum and the History Nebraska Archeology and Government Records Building)

25 – Sunday with a Scientist (Morrill Hall, UNL City Campus)


1 and 2 – Volunteer Dig at Ft. Atkinson (Fort Calhoun)

28 – Archeology on Tap – Lightning Talks (Happy Raven Bar, Lincoln)

Fort Calhoun

Archaeology at Fort Atkinson: A Walking Tour

Date & Time: Saturday and Sunday, September 3 and 4, 12:00-1:00 P.M.
Location: Fort Atkinson State Historical Park, 201 S. 7th Street
Admission: Nebraska Park Entry Permit Required (Daily Permit – $6, Annual Permit – $31). Visitor Center – Adults-$2, Children-$1
A walking tour by Archaeologist Nolan Johnson (History Nebraska) of past archaeological excavations at Fort Atkinson will take place on Saturday and Sunday at 12:00 p.m. Tour starts at the Powder Magazine on the Parade Ground. Coincides with a living-history weekend at Fort Atkinson, featuring volunteers recreating the lives of the soldiers, artisans, and civilians that lived in and around the outpost. Be sure to also check out the Archaeology Room for kids in the Northeast Quadrant of the Fort!

Volunteer Excavation at Ft. Atkinson

Date & Time: Friday, October 1 and 2, 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Location: Fort Atkinson State Historical Park 201 S 7th St. Fort Calhoun, NE
Celebrate Nebraska Archaeology Month at excavated with History Nebraska!


Archeology at the Thomas P. Kennard House (Preservation Association of Lincoln Brownbag Presentation)

Date & Time: Thursday September 13 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Location: County City Building, LNK TV Studio 1st Floor,  555 S. 10th St.
Come and learn about the excavation at the Kennard House and the artifacts that were recovered!

Evening with an Archeologist

Date & Time: Thursday September 22 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Location: Nebraska History Museum 131 Centennial Mall North and the History Nebraska Archeology and Government Records Building 5050 N. 32nd St
Celebrate Nebraska Archaeology Month with History Nebraska and see the Piecing Together the Past Exhibit and the Archeology Building!

Sunday with a Scientist

Date & Time: September 25 12:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Location: Morrill Hall 645 N. 14th St
Come and learn about Native American ceramics with archeologists from History Nebraska and the Midwest Archeological Center!

Archeology On Tap

Date & Time: Friday, October 28, 5:30-7:00 P.M.
Location: Happy Raven, 122 N 11th, Lincoln, NE
Celebrate Nebraska Archaeology Month at Happy Raven bar in Lincoln! This event will feature lightning talks by local archaeologists on their current research!