Kearney Cultural Partners include:


Crane River Theater was created to serve the community of Kearney and surrounding areas as a professional theater production company providing a home for the presentation, education and promotion of the arts.



The mission of the Kearney Area Arts Council is to expand the arts in the community, to increase diversity in the arts, to promote artists and their work and to develop activities that encourage the community to practice and appreciate the arts.

kearneyarts.org | 402.302.2787


The Kearney Area Children’s Museum’s mission is to provide fun, interactive, educational experiences which stimulate creative play and expression while supporting the connections within the family, community and the world around us.

kearneychildrensmuseum.org | 308.698.2228 


Kearney Community Theatre’s purpose is to enrich and enlighten our community through theatrical entertainment and education.

kearneycommunitytheatre.com | 308.234.1529 


It is the mission of the Kearney Concert Association to provide and promote concerts of exceptional quality at affordable prices.

kearneyconcerts.org | 308.627.2717


A unique collection of student musicians, instructors and dedicated community members.

www.unk.edu/kso | 308.865.8417


The Merryman Performing Arts Center’s mission is to offer quality dance, music and theatre performances, educational events and workshops that will culturally reward audiences and participants.

merrymancenter.org | 308.698.8297


The Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) celebrates the history of Nebraska’s visual art for diverse audiences. MONA collects, preserves, researches, exhibits, and interprets the work of artist who were born, lived, trained, or worked in Nebraska or who created artworks that reflect the culture of Nebraska.

mona.unk.edu | 308.865.8559


The Buffalo County Historical Society is the primary institution with responsibility to collect, preserve, research, and interpret artifacts, documents, and published materials relating to the history of Buffalo County.

www.bchs.us | 308.234.3041


Old World, New Spin! Our goal is to bring audiences a better alternative to commercial Hollywood fare by celebrating the motion picture as art.

theworldtheatre.org | 308.234.8046


The mission for the Nebraska Firefighters Museum is to preserve Nebraska’s firefighting heritage, to foster public understanding of the impact and benefit of firefighting in regard to saving lives and possessions, to educate individuals about fire prevention and fire safety, and to memorialize Nebraska firefighters.

www.neffm.org | 308.338.3473


The Kearney Public Library exists to provide equal access to information and to promote the enjoyment of reading, culture, and the pursuit of lifelong learning.

www.kearneylib.org | 308.233.3282

The G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture engages diverse audiences with the history and culture of Kearney, Nebraska, and the larger Great Plains regions through collecting, preserving, and sharing the stories of the many individuals associated with this historic site. listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Frank Museum serves as a living institution, interpreting the home and its cultural resources, and is dedicated to exploring our past as a way of better understanding our present and future.

frank.unk.edu | 308.865.8284


The mission of the University of Nebraska at Kearney Theatre Program, a division of the Department of Music and Performing Arts, is to provide undergraduate students with comprehensive instruction in the field of Theatre Arts that will prepare them for post-graduate study and/or entry into the professional theatre community.

unk.edu/academics/theatre | 308.865.8417


The Archway’s mission is to memorialize the history of the Great Platte River Road and to provide educational facilities, programs and materials that will demonstrate the route’s significance in the continuing development of the American West.

archway.org | 308.237.1000