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Plainsman Museum

Yelp Rating - 4.5 stars
8 reviews onYelp logo
(402) 694-6531
Location210 16th St Aurora
CategoriesMuseums, Community Service/Non-Profit

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updated: March 02, 2024
Year Established1976
Ryan N.
Yelp Rating - 5.0 stars03/27/2023
Great museum along I80. Great stuff for the kids, definitely worth the time out of the car on a long road trip. read review
Charley C.
Yelp Rating - 4.0 stars09/12/2016
The Plainsman museum is huge it covers two very large barns that have been converted into beautiful displays of the local area of Nebraska and of the... read review
George Armstrong C.
Yelp Rating - 5.0 stars11/09/2018
This is a remarkable museum defined in a town of his size. It's focus is largely on the white history of the area. The museum features and extraordinary... read review
Fri09:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tue09:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat09:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wed09:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thu09:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Business Description

Nestled in Aurora, Nebraska, the Plainsman Museum is a historical treasure that transports visitors back in time. The museum is a dedication to the story of the people who called the Great Plains home, and offers a glimpse into their lives. The museum's collection is housed in five buildings on six acres, and highlights the history of Hamilton County, Nebraska. The exhibits and artifacts on display primarily focus on the time period from 1860-1950, and includes a sod house, log cabin, historical main street boardwalk, Native American artifacts, a one-room schoolhouse, antique cars, agricultural equipment, and more!

The museum is a great opportunity to explore and learn about the past. The expansive archives, which include newspapers, probate records, military records, photographs, plat maps, and more, serve as a resource for local historical research and genealogy. Visitors of all ages will leave with a deeper appreciation for the rich history of the region.

The Plainsman Museum has a rich history of its own, dating back to 1935 when the Hamilton County Historical Society was founded. The museum collection was initially exhibited in the basement of the courthouse before being moved to a historical home in Aurora, Nebraska, in 1943. With the collection continuing to grow, plans were made to construct a full museum building, which was finally dedicated and opened to the public on July 4, 1976. Since then, the museum has continued to expand, with additional buildings and artifacts being donated and added to the collection.

Visitors to the Plainsman Museum rave about the experience, with one reviewer calling it a "great museum along I80" with "great stuff for the kids." Another reviewer noted the museum's impressive size, with "two very large barns that have been converted into beautiful displays of the local area of Nebraska and of the..." The museum's focus on the white history of the area is also praised, with one reviewer calling it a "remarkable museum" that is "defined in a town of this size."

Overall, the Plainsman Museum is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the history of the Great Plains. Whether you're a local resident or just passing through, take the time to journey through yesterday and experience the rich history of the Plainsman Museum.

Gift Ideas for Plainsman Museum

For the history buff in your life, a visit to the Plainsman Museum is a must. And what better way to commemorate their experience than with a gift from the museum's gift shop? From unique souvenirs to educational books, there's something for everyone.

For the collector, the Plainsman Museum offers a variety of antique items for purchase, including vintage postcards, bottles, and even old license plates. These items are sure to be a conversation starter and can add a touch of history to any collection.

For the fashion-forward friend, the gift shop offers a variety of t-shirts, hats, and other apparel featuring the museum's logo. Not only will they look stylish in their new gear, but they'll also be able to proudly show off their love of history.

For the bookworm, the museum's gift shop offers a selection of books on a variety of historical topics. From the history of Hamilton County to the tales of the pioneers who settled the Great Plains, there's sure to be a book for every interest.

For the little ones, the gift shop offers a variety of toys and games that are both fun and educational. From puzzles to toy tractors, these items are sure to keep kids entertained while also teaching them about the history of the area.

No matter who you're shopping for, a gift from the Plainsman Museum's gift shop is sure to be a hit. With unique and educational items for purchase, you'll be able to give a gift that is both meaningful and memorable.

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Buy a Gift & Greeting Card for Plainsman Museum & Hamilton County Historical Society: Step into the enchanting world of history at Plainsman Museum & Hamilton County Historical Society in Aurora, where a captivating journey awaits, showcasing the rich legacy and heritage of the region.

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