Spring 2019 Brownville Classes


New ! More Glass Creations

This class provides continued exploration

in the creation of functional glass. Explore the possibilities available for the creation of windows, plates, bowls, vases, and more. Each student will select what they want to make. Glass is extremely flexible and there are an infinite number of possibilities to create.

Rag Rug Making

Rag Rug Making

Jo Ella wants you to help her preserve the lost art of rug crocheting! You will learn the process of making a rag rug from the beginning, including preparing the material in strips for crocheting. Each participant will go home with their own homemade rug or at least a good start on one.

NEW! Nebraska's Literary Giants

Explore Nebraska literary giants while getting a chance to explore the one and only Antiquarium. Discussion will include authors such as Willa Cather, John G. Neihardt, and Mari Susette Sandoz! While rarely open to the public, take this special opportunity to check out the Antiquarium

which has been described as a similar setting to Dublin's Trinity Library.

NEW! Arbor Day in Brownville!

Celebrate Arbor Day in Brownville at
the home of J. Sterling Morton’s bestie, Governor Furnas. Explore the history of where the tree planting really took off and discover the unique friendship between the second governor of Nebraska, Robert Wilkenson Furnas, and Nebraska’s first Secretary of Agriculture, J. Sterling Morton. Walking tour includes a visit to Governor Furnas' home, exploration of the arboretum plantings along the Furnas Trail and a tree seedling to take home.

A great way to start off your Arbor Day weekend!

NEW! Natural Herbs Lead to Natural Healing

Plant your own container herb garden and learn how to enjoy fresh herbs in your favorite foods and beverages. Gain tips from Master Gardener Kathy McKillip on how to use them for medicinal purposes as well as how herbs can provide a healthy lifestyle and help you to become a herbie!

NEW! Yoga, Brownville Style

Join us for some yoga in Brownville!

Classes will be held in various locations, starting with the observation deck on the River Inn Resort overlooking the Missouri River. Week two will be held at the Whiskey Run Creek Vineyard (Winery), then Capitol Square Park and the last class will meet along the Governor Furnace Trail.

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NEW! Create a Bird Paradise!!


Gain some fun and valuable tips from our favorite birding enthusiast. Find out how to attract hummingbirds, orioles and blue birds to your urban yard. Understanding a few details about migration patterns, common species, types of feeders, food, and types of plants and flowers that attract them is important for success.

NEW! Broom Making


Come learn to make historical brooms from one of the finest broom makers in the area. You will create your own broom using broom corn, twine and stitching. Discover facts surrounding this art and how it has transitioned over the past century.

NEW! Have You Been Bitten by the Bluegrass Bug?


Come join us for two fun-filled evenings to learn more about the genre of music called bluegrass. Learn how bluegrass has evolved over the past 25 years.


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Brownville Village Theatre


June through August, the oldest repertory theatre in Nebraska, offering plays & musicals all summer long. Use site links for more theatre information

Brownville Concert Series


Offering nationally recognized performers presenting concerts and cabarets, Monthly performances begin in March - for more information visit. Use site links for more concert information

River Inn Resort


Brownville's floating bed & breakfast, also featuring the Spirit of Brownville with dinner & sightseeing cruises. Special events hosted throughout the year. Use site links for more River Inn information


Whisky Run Creek for wine & spirit tasting


Providing a gift shop & tasting room, Use site links for more Whisky Run information

Steamboat Trace Trail


Due to the current flooding conditions the Steamboat Trace Trail is under water at many locations. It is our hope that in the future we can once again enjoy this wonderful trail.

Historical Home & Museum tours


Experience the past through a tour of one of many museums in Brownville. Use site links for more Historical information

Artistic Demonstrations

Sweet Water Brooms


Watch how brooms were made in the past. For more information about Sweet Water Brooms just click on the photo of the broom

Palmerton Studio


Here within the historic Palmerton studio artist and lecturer John Lockke provides live demonstrations, reflections regarding the natural landscape of the region and a unique perspective on his approach to capturing the essence of the real Brownville and her legacy.

River View Glass


Experience the wonder of how glass is heated to a molten state to create one-of -a-kind items. Check back in the future for the e commerce web site of River View Glass, currently the site is under construction.

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