Best selling author Amor Towles will deliver the 28th annual Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities on Tuesday, October 10, at Omaha’s Holland Performing Arts Center. “From Moscow to the Lincoln Highway: An Evening with Amor Towles” is presented by Humanities Nebraska (HN, as the culminating event of Humanities Week, a celebration of HN’s 50th anniversary year. UMB Bank and Union Pacific are co-sponsors.

Amor Towles’ talk will be based on his three New York Times best sellers: “The Lincoln Highway” (2021), “A Gentleman in Moscow” (2016), and “Rules of Civility” (2011).

Co-chaired by HN board members Mike Homa and Ana Lopez Shalla, both of Omaha, the lecture will be free and open to the public. Invitations will be mailed later this summer. For information regarding sponsorships, please contact Heather Thomas at For more information about Amor Towles, please visit

Humanities Nebraska is a statewide nonprofit that is celebrating 50 years of helping people explore what connects us and makes us human. HN is funded in part by the NEH, an appropriation from the Nebraska Legislature, private donations and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, a public-private partnership with state dollars matching private dollars to benefit the arts and humanities in Nebraska. Visit for more information.