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/ –
To celebrate Nebraska Archeology Month, Amy Koch from the State Historical Society will be here to talk about the Nebraska Highway Archeology program of which Nebraska was the first to participate in. She will talk about the sites that they have encountered and the day to day life of a Nebraska Archeologist. Miss Koch is based out of Fort Robinson will also answer questions about what is going on with other archeology in the western Nebraska area. This will be Thursday September 24th at 6:30 pm at the Knight Museum & Sandhills Center. For questions call 762-2384.
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)
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.”