Nebraska City Expanding Museum Hours For Weekday Visitors

NEBRASKA CITY – Nebraska City Museum Coordinator Dean Shissler told city commissioners Monday the resident admission program will be expanded to include more Thursday hours.

A $20,000 grant from the Nebraska City Growth Fund provides residents with free admission to the city’s nine museums. Shissler said there’s a lot to see.

Shissler: “If you count up those nine museums and add Arbor Lodge, which is not part of the association, we actually have more museums per capita than any city in the nation. That’s 30 times the national average, which is a nice title to have.”

The resident admission program will be expanded this year. In addition to hours of noon to four Friday through Sunday, between July 1 and Sept. 30, the museums will be open also on Thursdays during those hours.

Shissler: “It would be up to 16 hours a week for 12 weeks right in the middle of the summer when everyone wants to go out and find something to do.”
Shissler said there were about 1,900 local visitors to the museums last year and he would like to see more.

Shissler: “We would like to get it up to 35 or 40 percent of the population of the zip code having visited at least one museum this year. That’s our lofty goal.”

He said residents should see more flyers and hear more about museums in the coming months.

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