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


snowballThe Nebraska Prairie Museum's own rural school house, the Snowball School, from Westmark Township, northwest of Holdrege will be full of students this fall, as it was in the 1889 when the school started operation. It was moved to the Nebraska Prairie Museum  and dedicated for a new life of service on October 20, 1991. The school has been used in the past by students in Phelps County, since fourth grade is the year school children study Nebraska history. The students come to the school dressed in prairie dresses and overalls, bringing their lunches and living the country school life, learning how their great-grandparents learned.

The Educational Service Unit #11 will be sponsoring "country school" at the Snowball School house this fall for schools from September 3rd to September 12th, with one day for each visiting school. Schools participating in our "Country School" experience will be Loomis, Southern Valley, Eustis-Farnam, Cambridge, Wilcox-Hildreth, and Elwood.



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 ( Saturday, 23 August 2014 14:52 )