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Elkhorn Valley Museum

515 Queen City Boulevard


The Elkhorn Valley Historical Society was founded in 1958. The members of the society believe in the value of preserving the past, the memory and legacy of the lives of the people of the Elkhorn Valley for future generations.

Thanks to the generosity of area citizens, businesses, organizations and grants, the society was able to complete the construction of a beautiful museum building in 1997. The Elkhorn Valley Museum and Research Center functions with the direction of a 15 member board, a director, a children's zone coordinator, an administrative assistant, and a large volunteer staff.  The museum contains many historical exhibits that pertain to the Elkhorn Valley and the City of Norfolk. It hosts the Johnny Carson Gallery which exhibits the history of his television years. A Research Center containing family files, books, and photos of the Norfolk and Elkhorn Valley area is available at the museum for anyone wishing to do genealogy research and research of the Norfolk area. A Bird Library was endowed by the estate of the late John and Willeta Lueshen. The Children's Discovery Zone, containing a hands-on activity area, is geared for children age 2 to 11 and their families.


Jessica Fernau

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
For a small museum it had some really interesting things to see. The outdoor historic buildings were locked but you could walk around the outside. The kids area was ok, many of the electronic toys did not work, one area had no explanation and there was insufficient art materials in the art space. However, my kids still enjoyed what was available and working.

J Clancy Kosnjek

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Very friendly volunteers. Interesting exhibits... suitable for all ages.

William Lawless

Sunday, April 1, 2018
Nice place. Headboards stick out too far. TV sucks but I would go back.

Danielle Simons

Monday, May 7, 2018
Lovely people and a great way to spend a slow afternoon.

Griffin Saunders

Friday, April 27, 2018
Very nice museum detailing the history of the Elkhorn area, with an awesome exhibit to Jonny Carson.

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