The Nebraska Prairie Museum

The Phelps County Historical Society was organized in 1966. Our first displays appeared in the halls of the courthouse, then later, in the vacated Salvation Army building located just north of the current Holdrege City Hall. On April 22, 1975, ground was broken a half-mile north of the Country Club on Highway 183 for a 154′ x 120′ steel structure, now known as the Nebraska Prairie Museum (NPM). Several large additions and improvements have been made over the years. As well as, sharing geological and historic resources. The mission of the NPM continues to be a historical, interactive, resource for the community, through the collection of artifact, archival documents and memorabilia that explain the lifestyles of those who preceded us.

Recent Posts

1909 Holdrege Daily Citizen: 150 History of Phelps

Retyped from the June 24, 1909, Holdrege Daily Citizen Grand Jury Pronounces Doom of the Old Phelps County Courthouse Returns True Bill Pointing Out Dangers and Crowded Condition of the Building—- Valuable Records Have to Be Kept in Wooden Cupboards——Oil Soaked Closet. Another Menace Found in Their Investigation Jurors Recommend That Steps Be Taken at…

Salvation Army In Holdrege

Stereoscope – Nov 2012 By Susan Perry Though the United States fought a war with England for our freedom, much of what we know and enjoy came from that country. Many customs, items that sustained life, and thousands of people came to this country from England. Among the groups coming was The Salvation Army, deemed…

2006 Ice Storm 1/4ly Program

Rod Waldrip, Retired Senior Facility Engineer at BD – Holdrege presented the program. Below is an article about the program written by Patti Simpson. A small but enthusiastic crowd gathered at the Nebraska Prairie Museum during Tuesday night’s frigid temperatures for the Phelps County Historical Society’s quarterly program. PCHS board member, Rod Waldrip presented his…

Recent Grants Provided by Humanities Nebraska and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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