Hastings Museum Celebrates Native American Festival

By: Megan Johnson Email
By: Megan Johnson Email

People of all ages were at the Hastings Museum today for the museum's annual Native American Festival.

Students from all over central Nebraska as well as museum members and people from a Hastings retirement community watched the Many Moccasins Dance Troupe, listened to stories from tribal elders, and learned about the meaning of different totem poles.

The museum says it's a great chance to learn about a different culture in a hands on way.

"The Native American culture that we read about or see on display at the museum, it's very much still alive," says Curator of Education Russanne Erickson. "There are some differences between our cultures, but there's also a lot of similarities."

This was the sixth year the museum has hosted the festival.

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