HILT participants are invited to attend special experiences in the city of Lincoln, Nebraska. Organized with our attendees and their interests in mind, taking part in these experience offers an opportunity to befriend fellow HILT participants outside of your classroom.

Registration for cultural heritage experiences is via the HILT registration process.


Friday, May 22, 2019, 10 am – 12 pm
Attendees will be given one hour guided tour, then will have time to explore the museum on their own.

“Sheldon Museum of Art’s landmark Philip Johnson–designed building houses the collections of the Sheldon Art Association, founded in 1888, and the University of Nebraska. Together, the collections include nearly 13,000 artworks in diverse media. The museum’s comprehensive collection of American art includes prominent holdings of 19th-century landscape and still life, American Impressionism, early modernism, geometric abstraction, abstract expressionism, pop, minimalism and contemporary art.

More than thirty of Sheldon’s monumental sculptures are exhibited throughout the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s City and East Campuses, including major works by Gaston Lachaise, Jacques Lipchitz, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Richard Serra, Yinka Shonibare, and Mark di Suvero.

In 1972, Sheldon Museum of Art was among the earliest institutions to receive accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM)—the highest national recognition afforded museums in the United States—and was most recently reaccredited in 2012. Sheldon is also an institutional member of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (AAMG).” – Sheldon Museum of Art


Friday, May 22, 10 am – 12 pm
Attendees will be given a two hour guided tour.

“The Nebraska State Capitol building is like no other capitol on the plains. As symbol, the Capitol rising fourteen stories above the prairie makes several statements. Those can be seen as including permanence, pride in place and satisfaction in the fact that the Capitol was designed and erected with the proceeds of the people’s vision and hard work. Importantly, it is also emblematic of the agricultural basis for our state as reflected in the statue of the Sower that graces the pinnacle of the building as well as the murals found within its walls. Finally, in busts and plaques as well as its chambers and offices the Capitol speaks to the service of Nebraskans in every area of life.” – Nebraska Virtual Capitol

Friday, May 22, 10 am – 12 pm
Attendees will be given a guided tour after a short planetarium show. $10.

“Morrill Hall is known for its paleontological collections, especially its iconic Elephant Hall, where visitors will see the world’s largest articulated fossil Columbian mammoth alongside a unique collection of Nebraskan fossil elephants. Also featured are interactive paleontology exhibits including a Jurassic dinosaur gallery. In addition to these iconic paleontology exhibits, the recently renovated fourth floor includes a Smithsonian-inspired Visible Lab, hands-on Science Exploration Zone, and Sustainable Earth gallery with a 5-foot diameter digital globe. The onsite Mueller Planetarium provides visitors with additional opportunities to explore our Universe and our place in it. In addition to the permanent galleries, the museum hosts temporary exhibits on diverse topics.” – University of Nebraska State Museum Morrill Hall

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