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Homefront and Battlefield

Homefront & Battlefield

Quilts and Context in the Civil War
February 3 - June 27, 2015

When millions of Americans mobilized for war, the very fabric of life was altered. Banners, uniforms, flags and cloth marked this powerful transition. Objects and their creators tell poignant stories of war that still resonate today. See this touring exhibit, presented by the Nebraska State Historical Society, at its only venue outside the East Coast. An intriguing and absorbing look at the most divisive period in American history.


  • Docent tours available Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Lecture: "Practical Patriotism in a Civil War Quilt" on April 1 at 3:30 p.m. in the Great Plains Art Museum. Lecture by Jonathan Gregory, exhibitions curator at the International Quilt Studies Center and Museum.
  • Quilt Close-Up: During this behind the scenes opportunity at the IQSCM, visitors will have a curator-led close-up examination of quilts from American war time. April 10, noon-1 p.m. Tickets: $15.
  • Lecture: "The Civil War in the Great Plains" with American History Professor Ken Winkle on April 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the Great Plains Art Museum.
  • Lecture: "Rattling the Skeletons in the Closet: New Discoveries about the Reconciliation Quilt" at the IQSCM on April 28, noon-1 p.m.

Read about how the gallery prepped for this exhibition in the Journal Star >

Fred E. Miller

Select Photographs by Fred E. Miller: Photographer of the Crows

Lower level Lentz Gallery
January 13 - March 28, 2015

As part of the 4th Biennial Lincoln Photofest, a selection of photographs from the Fred E. Miller photograph collection on loan from the Carroll and Nancy O'Connor Foundation will be featured in the Lentz Gallery.
Between 1898 and 1912, Fred E. Miller photographed the Crow in Montana. Miller’s images provide an intimate portrait of the Crow during what some have considered the last years of their wholly traditional plains life.

Event, March 11 at 3:30 p.m., downstairs gallery: Great Plains Graduate Fellow Rebecca Wingo will give a gallery talk on the Great Plains Art Museum’s Fred E. Miller photographs. She will discuss how several of the photographs on display were essential to her dissertation research, “Restructuring the Reservation: Housing, Hygiene, and Domesticity on the Crow Reservation, 1880-1934.”

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