The Nebraska Prairie Museum, located in Holdrege, Nebraska, contains an exceptionally fine collection displayed on over one acre of indoor exhibits.Inside, the museum is spacious and inviting. Visitors can view collections of period clothing, antique toys, farm equipment, tools and household items, a unique WWII German Prisoner Of War exhibit room, and much more!

The outside grounds contain a reproduction of a guard tower at the POW camp and structures relocated from Phelps County locations: a schoolhouse, church and farm home. There is also a train caboose, wire buffalo sculpture, and windmill. The museum also has its own cornfield which is the site of several fall harvest activities.

Genealogical researchers will find a wealth of information in the Donald O. Lindgren Library and assistance is available from local experts.

The museum will fascinate visitors of all ages. Surprises await around every corner!


Our Mission

The Mission of the Nebraska Prairie Museum is to be a historical, interactive resource for the community, through the collection of artifacts, archival documents, and memorabilia that explain the lifestyles of those who preceded us.


Supporting Organizations

The museum is home to and supported by

Phelps County Historical Society

Holdrege Area Genealogy Club

National Sod House Society


Events at the Museum