Wooden Windmill Returns to Museum

After being refurbished, the Nebraska Prairie Museum’s old wooden windmill has been rebuilt in the museum’s agriculture section.

Loren Lockman of Double L Windmills of Murdock, NE, rebuilt the windmill that was given to the Nebraska Prairie Museum by the Sam & Eileen Schrock family many years ago. Lockman rebuilt the windmill after the wind and weather of Nebraska beat it to near death.

Lockman, with the help of volunteers Tavis Hohensee, Ronnie Wilson, and museum staff member Jim Englund, assembled the windmill in the Schrock addition to the museum, and it stands proudly overlooking the antique farm equipment surrounding it.

It took several more men from Nebraskaland Aviation in Holdrege to move the heavy windmill pieces from Lockman’s truck into the middle of the museum’s farm display. Thanks, guys!

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