The Phelps County Historical Society is pleased to announce that the Nebraska Prairie Museum was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the Phelps County Community Foundation’s Community Impact Fund to assist with the purchase of George Lundeen’s bronze sculpture, “Harvest Dreams.”
In August 2015, the Citizens for Bronze Art and the Phelps County Historical Society Board joined forces to raise funds to bring the “Harvest Dreams” sculpture to the Nebraska Prairie Museum grounds. This sculpture will be displayed on the Museum’s front lawn to welcome the 8,000+ visitors we have each year to the Museum. The Phelps County Historical Society marks its 50th Anniversary this year, and what a more perfect way to celebrate this momentous occasion than by installing this world-class bronze art designed and sculpted by Holdrege native, George Lundeen.
The Museum is the perfect home for “Harvest Dreams” which represents the first humble harvest that today is the bountiful harvest that feeds the world. This bronze will be the eighth sculpture in Holdrege and our dream is that this world-class collection of bronze art by our own Phelps County artists will be an enhancement to our community and bring new visitors who may be drawn to linger a little longer in our wonderful museum, enjoy our art, and savor the vibrancy of our small town with big dreams.
Thanks to the Phelps County Community Foundation and the generous people of Phelps County, the Nebraska Prairie Museum will be able to proudly display George Lundeen’s bronze “Harvest Dreams.” Please check out all the bronze sculptures around Holdrege and stop by soon to check out all that your Nebraska Prairie Museum has to offer.