When we think of Nebraska’s early days, we don’t always consider just how diverse the population was. In 1874, a group of 35 Mennonite families from the Molotshna Colony in Russia settled in the Henderson area in York County. Their early life in Nebraska is now commemorated at the Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park.

Admission to the park is $5 per person, and their normal season is Memorial Day to Labor Day. Find the park at 720 Rd B, 1 1/2 mi. south of I-80 Exit 342. Learn more on the Park’s website or Facebook page.

For another side of Nebraska history, check out these 9 railroad museums.

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