August 7 - November 20 | International Quilt Museum | 1523 North 33rd Street
A collection of Mourning Hope's quilts is on display in the Beavers Gallery at the International Quilt Museum now through November 20.
Following a death, children often lack the developmental abilities to articulate overwhelming emotions. Mourning Hope introduces a variety of activities, including quiltmaking, which stimulate creative expression, communication, and healing. On week 6 of every Family Grief Support Group, children and teens make quilt blocks that honor their loved ones who died. The resulting memorials—pieced and quilted by volunteers—represent the uniqueness of individual journeys through grief.
"Healing Through Creativity" Exhibition
September 6 - 30 | The Foundry | 211 North 14th Street
For young people who are figuring out their larger place in the world, having a safe place to express their emotions can be particularly hard. The process of creating, however, can provide an outlet for self-expression and an opportunity to be heard by others. Teens from across the United States submitted their creative work to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards’ New York Life Award, which recognizes the stories of young people and their experiences with losing a loved one.
This curated collection of works submitted to the New York Life Award reflects a wide range of experiences and forms of expression, and shows the artists' vulnerability in bringing a difficult conversation to light.
The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, in partnership with the New York Life Foundation, the Mourning Hope Grief Center and The Foundry, presents an exhibition showcasing a selection of inspiring and innovative original work addressing grief and bereavement by teens from across the country who received Scholastic Art & Writing Awards honors from 2017–2019. This exhibition will commence nationwide in September right here in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Ice Cream for Mourning Hope
September 6 - 24 | Ivanna Cone | 701 P Street
Throughout the month of September, Ivanna Cone will be featuring a signature ice cream flavor in honor of Mourning Hope!
"Hope on the Horizon" is an orange-grenadine ice cream with maraschino cherries, shortbread cookies, and sprinkles. Yum!
A portion of the sales from "Hope on the Horizon" will be generously donated to Mourning Hope to benefit the grieving children, teens, young adults and their families who seek our services.
Mourning Hope Night at Ivanna Cone
Tuesday, September 24 | Ivanna Cone | 701 P Street | 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Join us for ice cream on Tuesday, September 24!
Ivanna Cone will be generously donating 10% of sales between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. to the Mourning Hope Grief Center! Grab a treat, and visit with the MH staff.
Dia de los Muertos
Sunday, November 3 | Nebraska History Museum | 131 Centennial Mall North | 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a traditional holiday in many parts of Mexico and most Central and South American countries. Cultures honor their deceased loved ones with altars decorated with flowers, candles, food, and other traditional items.
On November 3, 2019, downtown Lincoln will be celebrating this event with many activities from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Additional information will be available in the fall.