Fall Leisure Learning Classes Brownville NE

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Brownville Cultural Center Partners with Southeast Community College to host Fall Leisure Learning Classes

Brownville, NE, August 28, 2018– The Brownville Cultural Center along with Southeast Community College Learning Center at Nebraska City have partnered up to host classes in Brownville!

River View Glass owner, Jim Aden shares, “When conducting demonstrations for the visitors in Brownville, so many times I have been asked how one goes about taking classes or learns more about the artform. There is a definite need here in Brownville to host such personal interest courses and I am pleased that the Brownville Cultural Center and the Learning Center in Nebraska City have established this relationship with Brownville as a remote location.” 

 Brownville Cultural Center Chair, Kathy McKillip, adds “This is our first session and we will be offering ten classes, learning opportunities here in Brownville, we are thrilled! These courses are a great way to share with others new skills, emerging arts, unearthing hidden talents, and re-connecting with time forgotten through the arts and culinary exploration. Lessons about history and nature never grow old and re-discovering a new appreciation or understanding about a topic matter is what the Brownville Cultural Center is all about.  It is a perfect blend of utilizing the arts, history, culture and more, which essentially is what Brownville represents and has stood for since 1854, the first Cultural Outpost of the West, if you will.”

Brownville Village Theatre artistic director Mitch Bean stated, “We are especially proud of the new opportunities that the theatre has presented and will continue to host throughout the year. We are offering youth and adult workshops year-round. In addition, we will be presenting Willa Cather’s, “A Resurrection” during Old Time Autumn and we are looking forward to presenting a Holiday show as well. The theatre is such an integral part of the art scene in Brownville and plays an important role in the Village history as well. We are so very pleased to be partnering with the Brownville Cultural Center on several projects including the Fall 2018 Leisure Learning courses.”

McKillip added “When we first considered doing this, we were unsure how the relationship with SCC would work or what it would look like. Working with Cindy Meyer at the SCC Nebraska City Learning Center has been an amazing experience, she is so good at what she does and has been a joy to work with. She is so enthusiastic, supportive and truly interested in encouraging us to host these opportunities throughout the Village of Brownville.”

Courses have recently been released via the Learning Center at Nebraska City catalog and is also available for viewing on line at www.souheast.edu/NebraskaCityLCto review all offerings being provided this fall, or visit www.brownvilleculturalcenter.comto learn more about Brownville and other events and activities.

Classes can vary from fitness to software, cooking to painting, thrifting to antiquing, mind and body spiritual renewal to music and fiber arts.  The classes being offered this fall session in Brownville include pasta making from scratch, yoga in the outdoors, introduction to stage acting, historic walking tours, creation of functional glass object, in addition to backyard birding and writing.

As a Village of only 124 residents (2015 State of Nebraska), Brownville is Nebraska’s oldest community established in 1854. It is home to more than seven museums, the Steam Boat Trace Trail, Nebraska’s oldest Repertory Theatre, Whiskey Creek Winery, the Brownville Concert Hall, The River Inn Resort, and the Brownville Cultural Center.

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June 5, 2018

Summer Leisure Learning Lecture Series Kick Off June 30th  

Brownville, NE, June 5, 2018 - The Brownville Cultural Center is pleased to announce the upcoming dates for several summer Leisure Learning series with notable speakers from Humanities Nebraska and SE regional scholars.

River View Glass owner, Jim Aden shares, “We are so pleased to be able to have such notable speakers present here in Brownville that others have been able to enjoy across the state. The visitors of Brownville are in for a real treat and we hope that they take the lessons learned with them as a learning memory that not only has immediate impact but can reflect upon their time in Brownville for years to come.” 

Brownville Cultural Center Chair, Kathy McKillip, adds “This project is a great way to share with others the history that surrounds Nebraska’s oldest community, the culture of Native Americans while incorporating history, art and nature into the fold. Leisure learning is considered “experiential tourism” and it is a way to invite the visitor to become more engaged in the tourism experience while spending time in Brownville. We hope that the Summer Leisure Learning Series attracts our friends and guests staying at Indian Cave State Park as well as those within the regional area. We would like to thank Humanities Nebraska for this opportunity and for providing grant funds to bring such notable speakers as Mathew Sitting Bear Jones and Dr. Clemente along with a few others to Brownville. It is a perfect blend of utilizing the arts, history, culture and more, which essentially is what Brownville represents and has stood for since 1854.”

Brownville Village Theatre artistic director Mitch Bean stated, “Having such amazing support from Humanities Nebraska, allows for everyone to experience Brownville in a new light and here at the theatre we are always eager to learn more about the history and characters of the past and present to better assist us in acclimating our company members, which who come from all over the Midwest region. We are so very pleased to be partnering with the Brownville Cultural Center on several projects including those related to leisure learning.”

 Bill Clemente earned a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Oregon and is a professor of English at Peru State College, where he has taught since 1993. Bill teaches a wide variety of classes, including creative writing and children’s literature. He also enjoys Caribbean literature and science fiction, on which he continues to publish articles. His hobbies are photography and bird watching—and toying with blogs and podcasts. You can see some of his bird pictures at the website listed above. In addition to working with college students, Bill has for the past 20 years given creative-writing sessions at elementary schools. “Feathers and Verses” combines creative writing with his hobbies. Bill also enjoys sharing his bird pictures and talking with adult groups. This program is an exciting multi-media, multi-disciplined program specifically created to incite the imagination and enhance the writing skills of children, especially (but not limited to) 4th to 6th graders. This program combines slides and discussion of common Nebraska backyard birds, their songs, photographs and coloring-book pictures with a variety of creative-writing exercises.

This program is geared for all ages.

Matthew “Sitting Bear” Jones is a Kiowa/Otoe-Missouria Indian of Oklahoma and has been involved in the revival of the rich oral tradition of storytelling for more than 20 years. He received his associate degree from Haskell Indian Junior College, a bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University and a master’s degree from the UNL in anthropology and adult education. Matthew has worked on many television scripts for NET Television and has won several awards for his work. He has served as a consultant on films, including “Dances With Wolves.”

This program celebrates the Otoe-Missouria Tribes. Matthew Jones is a member of the Otoe-Missouria Nation. He will talk about the Nation’s impact on the state of Nebraska, the Territory (Louisiana Purchase) to Statehood. Come take the journey of discovery and learn how these aboriginal people and our state affected each other and is appropriate for all ages.

The learning series are free and open to the public. Additional local scholars will round out the series and provide additional narrative during the dates selected. Join us on the following dates to experience these wonderful presenters:

June 30th – Mathew Sitting Bear Jones, 2:00-3:00pm, Steve Woerth from the Brownville Historical Society, 3:00-4:00pm at the Sage Museum, 221 Main Street, Brownville.

August 4th – Dr. Bill Clemente, 2:00-3:00pm, with representative(s) from Indian Cave State Park, 3:00-4:00pm, River Inn Resort,Brownville.

The Brownville Cultural Center will begin hosting personal interest courses the third and fourth quarters of 2018 and are currently seeking instructors who would enjoy teaching classes. Classes can vary from fitness to software, cooking to painting, thrifting to antiquing, mind and body to multi lingual, music to fiber arts. For more information or to submit your information or to suggest a course email to, info@brownvilleculturalcenter.com 

As a Village of only 124 residents (2015 State of Nebraska), Brownville is Nebraska’s oldest community established in 1854. It is home to more than seven museums, the Steam Boat Trace Trail, Nebraska’s oldest Repertory Theatre, Whiskey Creek Winery, the Brownville Concert Hall, The River Inn and the Brownville Cultural Center.

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May 7, 2018

Brownville Cultural Center receives grant from Humanities Nebraska

Brownville, NE, May 7, 2018– The Brownville Cultural Center receives Humanities Nebraska grant for Summer Lecture Series.

The Brownville Cultural Center(BCC) is pleased to announce the recent award of a Humanities Nebraska grant. BCC President, Kathy McKillip, shared,” We are so very pleased and humbled that as a new nonprofit that we can share our success with the Village of Brownville in promoting the areas offerings and history. It was an extremely competitive process and we are honored to have been selected.” 

The grant will provide funding support to host a Summer Lecture Series which will focus on Native American history and cultural impact on the southeast region of Nebraska, specifically Brownville. The series will host Humanities Speaker Scholars and local historians sharing the history and influence of the Native Americans with special regards to nature, writings, social issues, culture and influences during the period of 1854 – 1900’s. With support from Nebraska Game and Parks, specifically, Indian Cave State Park, the Brownville Cultural Center is pleased to provide this summer series as an opportunity to provide a leisure learning experience for those staying at the park and interested in learning more about Nebraska’s history and the Village of Brownville, Nebraska’s oldest community.

The series will begin June 16, with lectures from Mathew Sitting Bear Jones and Dr. Bill Clemente. Another round of presentations will be offered in August. In addition, Humanities Nebraska Grant administrator Mary Yager was pleased to share, “The Humanities grant programs are very competitive. We are pleased that the Brownville Cultural Center was awarded funds to further their goals and provide this opportunity for visitors and residents.”

 The Brownville Cultural Center (BCC) was created to provide a cultural focal point for arts serving youth and adults. The BCC offers a broad range of art application and educational opportunities for people in Southeastern Nebraska, Southwestern Iowa, Northwest Missouri, and Northeastern Kansas, including the Metropolitan areas, with an enhanced focus towards rural outreach. The BCC believes that there is an artist in everyone and the purpose of the BCC is to provide a variety of opportunities to experience and embrace all forms of art genres including but not limited to visual, performing, fine art, history, culinary and cultural exploration. 

Resident Artist and BCC Board Member, Jim Aden stated, “We are thrilled to receive such recognition and grant awards from the State of Nebraska and continue to look forward in working together to further the mission and vision of the organization while promoting the unique offerings of Brownville.”

A Village of only 124 residents (State of Nebraska 2015), Brownville is Nebraska’s oldest community established in 1854. It is home to more than seven museums, the Steam Boat Trace Trail, Nebraska’s oldest Repertory Theatre – Brownville Village Theatre, Whiskey Creek Winery, Brownville Concert Hall and the River Inn Resort – Spirit of Brownville.

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May 7, 2018

Market on the Missouri Seeking Vendors

Brownville, NE, May 7, 2018– The Brownville Cultural Center Kicks off 2018 Farmer Market season!

Blue Bird Bistro Owner, Kathy McKillip stated, “Our menu revolves around utilizing locally produced products. It is very important to connect the land to the customer in the quickest way possible to ensure the highest quality available. The Brownville Farmers Market is a perfect option and we are thrilled to have it. By utilizing locally produced and harvested food items we can ensure a better-quality product and support our local producers which to us, is a win- win!”

Brownville Cultural Center Board Member and Market Coordinator, Jim Aden adds” We didn’t know what to expect for our first market May 4, 2018. It’s been a long winter and the growing season has been a little compromised. Yet, we still had a very good turnout, with great vendors who sold out! It’s just the beginning for us but we feel that there is a real demand here in Brownville because of its unique location. People have been very supportive. It is very important that the visitors in Brownville experience pure goodness, goodness in the arts, nature, history and of course culinary.”

The BCC is pleased to host the 2018 Farmers Market Season, and I am thrilled to be selected to Coordinate the event with the support of several other eager vendors – but we still need more, the more the merrier!”

The market is held on Friday afternoons, into early evening so that those coming to shop will also have an opportunity to attend other evening events scheduled in Brownville during the summer months. The market anticipates being available May through October depending on vendor and customer support. For a list of activities scheduled for the 2018 year, visit www.brownvilleculturalcenter.com for more information.

As a Village of only 124 residents (2015 State of Nebraska), Brownville is Nebraska’s oldest community established in 1854. It is home to more than seven museums, the Steam Boat Trace Trail, Nebraska’s oldest Repertory Theatre, Whiskey Creek Winery, the Brownville Concert Hall, The River Inn and, the Brownville Cultural Center.

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February 14, 2018

Market on the Missouri Seeking Vendors

Brownville, NE, February 14, 2018– The Brownville Cultural Center seeks interested vendors for the 2018 Farmers Market season!

Blue Bird Owner, Kathy McKillip states, “I am always in search of locally produced items, such as produce and local eggs, chickens, meats to use in our menu items here at the Blue Bird. I am very conscious and aware that the consumer today has many dietary needs and restrictions. By utilizing locally produced and harvested food items we can ensure a better quality product and support our local producers which to us, is a win- win!”

Brownville Cultural Center Board Member, Jim Aden adds” It is very important that the visitors in Brownville experience pure goodness, goodness in the arts, nature, history and of course culinary. We applaud those who support our local producers and in the end a better product is enjoyed and appreciated. The BCC is pleased to host the 2018 Farmers Market Season, and I am thrilled to be selected to Coordinate the event with the support of several other eager vendors – but we still need more, the more the merrier!”

At this time the market will be held on Friday afternoon, into early evening so that those coming to shop will also have an opportunity to attend other evening events scheduled in Brownville during the summer months. The market anticipates being available May through October depending on vendor and customer support. For a list of activities scheduled for the 2018 year, visit www.brownvilleculturalcenter.com for more information.

As a Village of only 124 residents (2015 State of Nebraska), Brownville is Nebraska’s oldest community established in 1854. It is home to more than seven museums, the Steam Boat Trace Trail, Nebraska’s oldest Repertory Theatre, Whiskey Creek Winery, the Brownville Concert Hall, The River Inn and, the Brownville Cultural Center.

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February 19, 2018

Seeking Instructors to Teach Leisure Learning Classes

Brownville, NE, February 19, 2018– The Brownville Cultural Center seeks interested parties willing to share talents and skills through personal interest classes. Don’t hide your light under a bushel, we want you to let it shine in Brownville!

River View Glass owner, Jim Aden shares, “I am also conducting demonstrations for the visitors and so many times have been asked how one goes about taking classes or learns more about the artform. There is a definite need here in Brownville to host such personal interest courses and I am pleased that the Brownville Cultural Center is willing to do so.” 

Brownville Cultural Center Chair, Kathy McKillip, adds “This project is a great way to share with others new skills, emerging arts, unearthing hidden talents, and re-connecting with time forgotten arts and culinary exploration. Lessons about history and nature never grow old and re-discovering a new appreciation or understanding about a topic matter is what the BCC is all about. It is a perfect blend of utilizing the arts, history, culture and more, which essentially is what Brownville represents and stands for since 1854.”

Brownville Village Theatre artistic director Mitch Bean stated, “We have had great fun here in Brownville preparing for the 2018, season and are especially proud of the new opportunities that the theatre will be hosting this year. A youth workshop will be held in March and in the fall and we are looking forward to presenting a Holiday event as well. The theatre is such a integral part of the art scene in Brownville and plays an important role in the Village history, we are so very pleased to be partnering with the Brownville Cultural Center on several projects including those related to leisure learning.”

The Brownville Cultural Center will begin hosting personal interest courses the third and fourth quarters of 2018 and are currently seeking instructors who would enjoy teaching classes. Classes can vary from fitness to software, cooking to painting, thrifting to antiquing, mind and body to multi lingual, music to fiber arts. For more information or to submit your information or to suggest a course email to, info@brownvilleculturalcenter.com 

As a Village of only 124 residents (2015 State of Nebraska), Brownville is Nebraska’s oldest community established in 1854. It is home to more than seven museums, the Steam Boat Trace Trail, Nebraska’s oldest Repertory Theatre, Whiskey Creek Winery, the Brownville Concert Hall, The River Inn and the Brownville Cultural Center.

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January 31, 2018

Brownville Cultural Center receive grants from Nebraska State Agencies

Brownville, NE, January 31, 2018– The Brownville Cultural Center receives thousands of dollars in state awarded grants.

The Brownville Cultural Center(BCC) is pleased to announce the recent award of two distinctive grants. BCC President, Kathy McKillip, shared,” We are so very pleased and humbled that as a new nonprofit that we can share our success with the Village of Brownville in promoting the areas offerings. It was an extremely competitive process and we are honored to have been selected.” 

The Nebraska Game & Parks Commission awarded $3,000 to the BCC to design and erect educational signage for the Steam Boat Trace Trail. In addition, visitors can participate in monthly lectures/sketching series conducted by area scholars regarding the habitat and natural environment unique to the trail system. Game and Parks grant administrator Kristal Stoner stated, ”It was a very competitive grant cycle. There were more than 26 proposals with requests totaling over $69,500.  We had only $15,000 to award. We are pleased to work with the Brownville Cultural Center and to increase exposure for the trail.”

 In addition, the BCC received a $4,000 grant to market and promote Brownville as a tourist destination through the Nebraska Tourism Commission marketing grant program. Grant administrator Heather Hogue was pleased to share the organization, “The Commission’s grant programs are very competitive and involve a selection committee of grant reviewers from the private and public sectors and citizens at large. This year we received an extraordinary large number of applicants. We are pleased that the Brownville Cultural Center was awarded funds to further their goals.” The Commission received more than 78 applications for funds available. The Commission’s grant funds will be used to create promotional videos of the Village promoting the arts and offerings. In addition, funds will be used enhance the BCC presence on social media platforms.

 The Brownville Cultural Center (BCC) was created to provide a cultural focal point for arts serving youth and adults. The BCC offers a broad range of art application and educational opportunities for people in Southeastern Nebraska, Southwestern Iowa, Northwest Missouri, and Northeastern Kansas, including the Metropolitan areas, with an enhanced focus towards rural outreach. The BCC believes that there is an artist in everyone and the purpose of the BCC is to provide a variety of opportunities to experience and embrace all forms of art genres including but not limited to visual, performing, fine art, history, culinary and cultural exploration. 

Resident Artist and BCC Board Member, Jim Aden stated, “We are thrilled to receive such recognition and grant awards from the State of Nebraska and continue to look forward in working together to further the mission and vision of the organization while promoting the unique offerings of Brownville.”

An event soon coming up for youth interested in theatre will be the Brownville Village Theatre youth workshop scheduled for March 8-10, 2018. Mitch Bean, BCC board member shares,” This is a first for the theatre and Rachel Curtiss and myself as thrilled to bring this opportunity not only for the youth within the region but also for the community. It is this collaborative spirit and partnered activities that we are so proud of within the BCC.”

A Village of only 126 residents(State of Nebraska 2015), Brownville is Nebraska’s oldest community established in 1854. It is home to more than seven museums, the Steam Boat Trace Trail, Nebraska’s oldest Repertory Theatre – Brownville Village Theatre, Whiskey Creek Winery, Brownville Concert Hall and the River Inn Resort – Spirit of Brownville.

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