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/
Be sure to come to our Bulldog Football Pre-Game Tailgate Party on September 26th! We will be cutting the ribbon for our “Hometown Teams” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit at 5:00 pm. then serving hotdogs, popcorn, cookies and cider. Local Oympian Frank Thompson will also be in attendance to sign sports cards!!
Also on display are several sports paintings by Aaron Wade. Enjoy the exhibit September 26th through October 31st. Come look for your local sports heroes. You never know who or what you will find!   (Click here for more info)
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)
 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)

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