As you can see, most Friday and Saturday evenings from June to October 4 are Destination Plattsmouth nights.
As with last year, the Plattsmouth Main Street Association has developed a multicultural family venue for your listening / entertainment pleasure. While there might be a change to something over the summer we expect changes to be very minor.
Please come often, bring friends, and enjoy the free programs.
Please help us get the word out by using your Facebook and email contacts.
This year we will recognize a Cass County community or organization, as special guests, at each Saturday activity.
We ask you to actively support the many business sponsors who make this program possible. Their banners will be posted at the Plaza stage.
Cass County Historical Society Museum
646 Main Street
Plattsmouth, NE. 68048
Contact: H. Margo Prentiss, Curator
Living History Day
Cass County Historical Society's Seventh Annual Living History Day will be Saturday, April 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Demonstrations in the museum will include spinning by Dee Hogya of Omaha and weaving by Linda Barnard Duncan of Plattsmouth. Throughout the day, Florene Nickles will be playing the 1893 Packard Reed Organ.
From 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., a May Basket Workshop for children ages 5 to 10 will be conducted by Cass County Retired Educators. The children will make a basket and learn about the May Day tradition. The last session will start at 2:30.
In the museum courtyard will be rope making by William Duff of Weeping Water and Quilting by Sandra Allgeier of Plattsmouth.
At the end of Main Street, the Historical Society's log cabin and caboose will be open from 10:00 a.m. To 3:00 p.m. Blacksmithing will be demonstrated by Ron Rookstool of Plattsmouth,Vernon Grashorn of Louisville and Lary Hogya of Omaha.
For additional information, contact the museum, 402-296-4770.
On Sunday, May 12, at 2:30 PM, the Schoolhouse Performance Series presents "Drums of the World", with Michael Fitzsimmons, percussionist and award winning composer. This concert will feature rare instruments from Switzerland called Hang – reminiscent of the steel drums of Trinidad. Incorporating the Hang with over 30 years' experience as a composer and performer, Michael has spellbound audiences with the beautiful, other worldly sounds of these unique and intriguing instruments. Michael is a solo artist with the Nebraska Arts Council's Touring Program, performing in schools, communities, and corporate settings. As a master teaching artist with University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Arts Are Basic, and a resident teaching artist with Nebraska Arts Council, Fitzsimmons provides programs for music and story as a way of learning at many regional schools. Michael is a leader of full day music workshops with G.A.T.E.(Grief and the Arts Training Experience) for therapists, school teachers, hospital teams, and individual groups. He is a skilled performer of diverse percussion instruments including drums, African instruments, Mbira (thumb piano), Plains Indian flutes, Brazilian percussion flutes, various bamboo flutes.The concert will be followed by a drum circle. Michael's drum circles are a "hit" with young and old alike!
The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990. Music lessons, workshops, fiddle camps, and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.
Animals Available for Adoption
at the Plattsmouth Animal Shelter
Adoption fee on all animals is $60.
This includes spay/neuter and vaccinations.
Microchips are an additional $25 (well worth it).
Adult Cats are always a free adoption to Senior Citizens!
Animal Shelter - 402-298-8235
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