A Lesser-Known Side Of Nebraska History Is On Display At The Sandhills Heritage Museum
One of the best qualities Nebraskans possess is our willingness to help one another. It was an absolute necessity in the state’s early days when settlers realized that a huge portion of the state, now known as the Sandhills, was incapable of supporting crops. Over the years the Sandhills region has become cattle country, thanks to the ranchers and families who helped one another succeed. That legacy is on display at the Sandhills Heritage Museum, a place that strives to keep alive the spirit and history of this unique area.
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The museum is typically open weekends during the summer only. For more information about hours, exhibits, and future events, check out the museum’s Facebook page.
If you want to really get to know the Sandhills, there’s no better way than traveling the region yourself – take a look at our previous article on the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway.
As a lifelong Nebraskan, Delana loves discovering the many hidden treasures of her state. She has worked as a writer and editor since 2007. Delana's work has been featured on more than a dozen websites and in Nebraska Life Magazine.