Nebraska Prairie Museum

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Nebraska Prairie Museum
P.O. Box 164
N. Highway 183
Holdrege, NE 68949-0164
(308) 995-5015

Welcome to the Nebraska Prairie Museum

The Nebraska Prairie Museum, located in Holdrege, Nebraska, contains an exceptionally fine collection of over one acre of indoor exhibits. Once inside, you get a feeling of spaciousness as you view collections of period clothing, antique toys, farm equipment, tools and household items, a unique W.W.II German POW exhibit room, and much more! Click here for a map



Free Movie/Free Popcorn

Once a month the Nebraska Prairie Museum has a Free Movie/Free Popcorn night. The next movie will be Thursday, September 25th. The poster shows the stars of the show, Harold Lloyd, from Burchard, Nebraska, and Babe Ruth. The movie will also feature some scenes from the original Yankee Stadium in New York City.



Fall Festival


Our Mission

The Mission of the Nebraska Prairie Museum is to be a historical, interactive resource for the community, through the collection of artifacts, archival documents, and memorabilia that explain the lifestyles of those who preceded us.

Three Organizations Call Nebraska Prairie Museum Home.

Click Here for the Genealogy Society
Click here for the National Sod House Society


Written by Administrator   
Saturday, 23 August 2014 00:00


mrsjackFourth Grade students from Loomis Public Schools came to the Snowball School at the Nebraska Prairie Museum in Holdrege on Wednesday, September 3. Dressed in prairie dresses, jeans and cowboy boots, they learned about the history of the Snowball School, cursive writing, and many games played by children in the late 1800's when the Snowball School was in full operation.

The students ate their lunches on the lawn in front of the Anderson farm house, the scene looking just like it was more than 100 years ago. They made and ate homemade ice cream, learned more history, and when it was time to go, it was heard as they rode the bus out of sight, "Wow! That was the best field trip we ever had!"

The Educational Service Unit #11 (ESU) is sponsoring fourth graders from Loomis, Southern Valley, Eustis-Farnam, Cambridge, Wilcox-Hildreth and Elwood teaching the children what life was like in a one-room school house. Janelle Jack and Danita Geisinger are the pioneer teachers from ESU #11.


PlumWow! A large crowd was on hand at the Nebraska Prairie Museum for the reenactment of the August 8, 1964, Plum Creek Massacre. Janessa Maurer, George Matthews, and Lindsay Warning portrayed three witnesses to the Phelps County massacre that started the Indian Wars.







Last Updated ( Friday, 05 September 2014 07:17 )