"The only thing new is the history we don't know." Harry Truman
Welcome! Step back in time as you visit the North Platte Valley Museum in Gering, Nebraska, a private non-profit museum situated on the Oregon - California, and Pony Express Trails, in the shadow of Scotts Bluff National Monument, and 20 miles west of Chimney Rock. Our museum tells the fascinating story of the plains Indians, fur traders, emigrant trails, and the early settlers of the North Platte River Valley in the western panhandle of Nebraska.
The mission of the North Platte Valley Museum is to collect, preserve, research, and interpret artifacts, documents, and other historical materials relating to the rich heritage of the North Platte Valley. We accomplish this mission with over 20 professionally designed exhibits in our 10,000 sq ft. gallery.
Located outside the main building are authentic sod and log houses. Both houses were built in the late 1800s and are partially furnished with items belonging to the families who lived in them. Also outside the museum is a marker indicating the path of the Oregon - California trail.
North Platte Valley Museum is also home to the magnificent Paul & Helen Henderson Oregon Trail Collection, one of the most extensive research collections of trail materials ever assembled.
Stop by. You will enjoy your visit.
North Platte Valley Museum P.O. Box 435. 900 Overland Trails Road . 11th & J . Gering, NE 69341 . 308-436-5411 . firstname.lastname@example.org
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