Nebraska City museums will offer a variety of special events during AppleJack weekend.
The Civil War Veterans Museum, 910 1st Corso, will host the 1st Nebraska Volunteers Brass Band from 10:30 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Sept. 21.
The band is a 15-member musical ensemble that portrays the band of the original 1st Nebraska Volunteer Infantry and plays musical arrangements taken from Civil War band books.
Guest speaker Terry Lowe will discuss “Lincoln’s Balloon Spies” at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 21 and again at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22.
Lowe, whose great-great-grandfather’s brother, Thaddeus S. C. Lowe was the chief aeronaut of the Balloon Corps during the Civil War, will talk about his relative’s role in the war.
Two large exhibits of artifacts on loan from Lowe will be on display at the museum all weekend.
Civil War Veterans Museum hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday in September.
The Kregel Windmill Factory Museum, 1416 Central Ave., will kick off its 2019 Fall Speaker Series with a presentation by Paul Siebert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.
Siebert will present an interactive, family-centered program of American folk songs and stories of a young Nebraska.
Kregel Windmill Factory Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The Missouri River Basin Lewis and Clark Center, 100 Valmont Dr., will host Lewis and Clark Reunion No. 12 during AppleJack weekend.
The Living History Corps of Discovery re-enactors will be on duty outside the museum with a hides and pelts interactive display, a presentation on river navigation and the White Pirogue, and the Earth Lodge. Additional activities are planned inside the museum.
MRB Lewis and Clark Visitor Center hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting, 1320 Central Ave., will be the site of the Firehouse Grill from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.
The menu will include hot dogs, hamburgers and brats hot off the grill, and proceeds will benefit the museum.
The museum will also  benefit from the annual AppleJack Water Barrel Fights, which will be staged from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in front of the Nebraska City Fire and Rescue Department, 1409 Central Ave.
Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Wildwood Historic Center, 420 Steinhart Park Rd., will host Victorian Impersonators during AppleJack.
The Ware family, original owners of Wildwood, comes to life as Wildwood staff share memories from several Ware friends and family members.
Visitors can find out first-hand what life was like in Nebraska City in the late 1800s.
Wildwood Historic Center hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Here are the hours of the remaining Nebraska City museums:
The Nelson House, 711 3rd Corso, is open noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday in September.
The Old Freighters Museum, 407 N 14th St., noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday in September.
The River Country Nature Center, 114 S. 6th St., noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday in September.
Mayhew Cabin and John Brown’s Cave is closed for the season due to flooding issues at the site.
The Otoe County Museum of Memories, 366 Poplar St., Syracuse, is open 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sundays in September.