This innovative historical Museum features five areas of local history including: Life in the Sandhills, Native American life, Life in the Country, Life in the Town and The Railroad that tied it all together. The secondary theme of Rogues, Rascals, and Visionaries gives you a look at the personalities that settled the area but you’ll have to figure out who is what! Pioneer memorabilia, Native American artifacts and railroad history are some of the highlights of the collection. Visitors to the museum can get a glimpse of the life lived by the people who settled in the Nebraska Sandhills. The Knight Museum and Sandhills Center is famous for a broad range of genealogy research as most of the city and county records, and many Western Nebraska records are contained in a digital database as well as in the original form and all are available to the public. The Museum offers a large research room with microfilmed local newspapers, area authors, photos, and genealogical files. Many of the records are available online at http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/boxbutte/
A gift shop carrying local authors and unique gifts is also featured. (click here)
Admission is free.
The Knight Museum & Sandhills Center will be conducting a class to learn to navigate ancestry websites on Thursday, April 25th at 6:30 p.m. Discussion will include a comparison of compatible genealogy programs and will provide insight into the selection of a website that will work for your needs. Please bring a lap top computer if you have one available. For more information, please contact the museum at 762-2384.
The Knight Museum and Sandhills Center monthly Scrapbook Crop will be held on Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th. Please contact Becci at 762-2384 if you are interested in preserving your heritage through scrapbooking!
Knight Museum Mission Statement:
” The Knight Museum & Sandhills Center will continue to preserve, honor and educate others about the history of Alliance and Western Nebraska and about the Sandhills pioneer spirit.”
908 Yellowstone Ave, Alliance, NE PH:(308)762-2384