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.
Stereoscope April 2020 KUVR Radio by Patti Simpson Radio Station KUVR got its start here in Holdrege on October 22, 1956, when it went “on the air” for its first day of operation. Bill and Betty Rae Whitlock (WW Broadcasting Company) had been working towards this day for over a year to prepare for theContinue reading “KUVR Radio”
From the Jan 2017 Stereoscope The Tederman House Also known as The Kinner House By Patti Simpson Located in Holdrege, Nebraska on 515 Tibbals Street, sits an interesting two story home with tall white pillars. The house has always been an interest to me, so I thought I’d do a little asking around. Many referContinue reading “The Tederman House”
From the June 2018 Issue of the Phelps Helps Newsletter – A Publication by the Holdrege Area Genealogy Club BIERMAN LICENSED AS TRANSPORT PILOT Has Eleven Hundred in the Air Without Serious Trouble From the Holdrege Daily Citizen, November 12, 1931. The first transport pilot’s license to be received in Phelps County was awarded toContinue reading “Phelps County’s First Pilot”
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- Our summer hours are April – September
- 9am – 5pm Weekdays
- 1pm – 5pm Weekends
- Our Winter Hours Are: October – March
- 10am – 5pm Weekdays
- 1pm – 5pm Weekends