New Additions at the Nebraska Prairie Museum

New Additions at the Nebraska Prairie Museum
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April 7th, 2021 | Austin Jacobsen

HOLDREGE – New additions and updates are ready to be seen by visitors to the Nebraska Prairie Museum for the summer.

Located in the Museum’s Town Square, the Saloon display has been made more fun and appealing than it was before. Rod Waldrip used his electrical talents to add a new feature to the display. Now by simply pushing a button, visitors can listen to the Shrock player piano and watch the keys play the old tunes. A signed autographed photo of three well known actors to fans of the show, Gunsmoke is also present.

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Additionally, a large model sailboat replica has been received to the Nebraska Prairie Museum.

The sailboat was donated by Wayne and Betty Sass of Holdrege. Wayne and Betty were avid sailors, and
this model was on display in their home before moving to Holdrege. Since living in Holdrege, the sailboat
has been in storage.

Wayne said he built his first sailboat, a catamaran, about 50 years ago in his front yard when the couple
was living in Fairbury, Nebraska. Wayne’s friend, Bill Perry suggested they donate the model sailboat to the
Museum. Currently the sailboat is on display in the front of the Museum.

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With over 65,000 square feet of historical artifacts, there is literally something for everyone! The
Museum’s summer hours now are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays
and Sundays from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. A free-will donation is all it takes for admission!

The Nebraska Prairie Museum is located one half mile north of Holdrege, Nebraska on Highway 183.


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