This innovative historical Museum features five areas of local history: Life in the Sandhills, Native American Life, Life in the Country, Life in the Town, and The Railroad which is the last piece of the puzzle to tie these wildly different lifestyles together.

The secondary theme of Rogues, Rascals, and Visionaries gives you a look at the personalities that settled the area. Come wonder through and challenge yourself to figure out who is what!

Pioneer memorabilia, Native American artifacts, and Railroad history are some of the highlights of the Museum’s vast collection. Visitors to the museum can get a glimpse of the life lived by the people who settled in the Nebraska Sandhills.

Heritage Room

This Museum is famous for its broad range of genealogy research. The majority of the city and county records, as well as many Western Nebraska records are contained in a digital database and the original forms located in the Museum’s Heritage Room. The Museum also houses a large collection of microfilmed local newspapers, area authors, photos, and genealogical files.

Lue R Spencer DAR Library

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library had found its home at the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center. For many years this supplemental collection of valuable resource books languished in obscurity. The quiet space enables you to spend time perusing a marvelous collection that is a great resource for filling out DAR applications or researching general family history. The collection includes several, out of print, volumes. The library is available during regular business hours and staff is on hand for assistance.

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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.”