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.

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The Tederman House

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”

Floyd Lindstrom

Published in September, 2018 Stereoscope Floyd Lindstrom; Medal of Honor recipient by Patti Simpson. Floyd Lindstrom’s Early LifePrivate First Class Floyd K. Lindstrom, was born on June 21, 1912 in Holdrege, Nebraska, to Otto and Anna (Spongberg) Lindstrom. Around 1915, Anna moved away from Otto with her two young children, Pauline aged six and Floyd,Continue reading “Floyd Lindstrom”

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