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COLLECTIONS

More information on the buildings of our campus & what each of them has in store.

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MAIN HALL

Here is where the tour through history begins. With collections of items from Lady Vestey, pioneers, the Native American showcase, military memorabilia & books, and county historic records. The historical county jail with the arrest records is also a part of this hall.

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AURAND HALL

Home to the Fuller car & other antique automobiles, Aurand Hall houses many items of considerable nostalgia. With wondrous displays of Victorian ladies' fashion, a toy store full of memories, a print shop featuring technology of years past, trophies & athletic gear from county schools, and exhibits featuring pioneer life. There is much to be learned & observed in Aurand Hall.

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AGRICULTURAL HALL

Showcasing ag equipment dating back to the 1870's, Agricultural Hall is a large building housing all things farm related. This includes a blacksmith shop exhibit, a large windmill, histories of mills & industries located in the county, and more. 

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MARQUART HALL

Home to 3,000 model airplanes, Marquart Hall is home to the lifetime work of Marvin E. Marquart. The display ranges from space craft to air-craft carriers, Marquart Hall is full to the brim with a passion for flight & sure to spark the interest of any model or airplane enthusiast.

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DAHLGREN HALL

Built to house the museum's collection of horse drawn buggies, Dahlgren Hall preserves these vital pieces of transportation from years past. Highlights of the collection include the famous "Ideal Market" wagon & a horse-drawn hearse.

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BEACH COUNTRY SCHOOL #44

This one room school house is still utilized once a year for children to enter & learn as they did in the pioneer days. Built in 1884, this building is dedicated to the many teachers & students of Nuckolls county. 

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RUSKIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

The oldest church in Nuckolls County, the Ruskin Presbyterian Church is a wonderful example historic preservation. Originally dedicated in 1889, this church still serves as a venue for weddings and the annual Christmas service. For more information, view our venues page here.

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BURLINGTON NORTHERN RAILROAD CABOOSE

Full of railroad memorabilia, entering the caboose is an experience in itself. A particular favorite of young museum go-ers, the caboose excites the imagination and makes a great photo opportunity during your trip to the museum.

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THE LOG CABIN POST OFFICE

Built in 1872, this log cabin home/post office was moved onto the museum grounds just recently. Featuring all of the intricacies of a post office on the plains, also serving as home, this relic is a step back in time preserved for future generations.

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PIONEER HALL

The newly constructed meeting room adjoins the main hall and is available for rent for meetings, family gatherings, and programs. For more information on the space, visit our venues page here.