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/
The Heritage Seekers will meet on Thursday, July 24th at 6:30 p.m. at the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center for a genealogy workshop. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.
On June 20th writers from all over the United States visited Western Nebraska. Their iteneray included lunch and a tour of the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center. (Click here for photo)
On May 21st we will open a traveling exhibit from the Nebraska State Historical Society called “Photographers and the Plains Indians.” This exhibit will run through mid September . Interesting stories will be told about the many indigenous Native Americans that lived throughout Nebraska. Click here for more information.
The Knight Museum & Sandhills Center celebrated Nebraska’s 147th Birthday on Monday March 3rd . Elaine Bleisch presented “Miss Crable, County School Marm”. (see pictures)
Pure Nebraska interviews Becci Thomas about The Heritage Room at the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center. http://www.1011now.com/video?videoid=2766027
A gift shop carrying local authors and unique gifts is also featured. (click here)
A variety of Alliance 125th Anniversary T-Shirts are available in the gift shop. They are now reduced to $12.50 each. (click here)
Becci Thomas, Knight Museum Director, entertained the Traveling Writers Group on June 21st. (Click here for video link)
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