Exhibits and Tours


The Wigton Heritage Center exhibits serve as a catalyst for understanding, experiencing, and appreciating UNMC’s history and other Nebraska health professionals. On three floors of Wittson Hall, 11 exhibits feature images and artifacts from McGoogan Health Sciences Library’s Special Collections and Archives, UNMC College of Nursing, UNMC College of Dentistry, and cultural institutions across the state. Three additional exhibits will open in November 2021. Visitors can also view 10 interactive displays throughout the Wigton Heritage Center by viewing campus images and biographical information, selections from the library’s rare book collection, and listening to oral histories from past UNMC leaders. In Fall 2021, the library will offer online versions of the on-campus exhibits with expanded content.


The McGoogan Health Sciences Library offers guided tours of the Wigton Heritage Center and its exhibits. Guided tours will last 1-1.5 hours. A self-guided tour is also available.