Special and New Exhibits
The Centennial Room in the Exhibit Building is dedicated to special, changing exhibits. These exhibits usually stay in place for several years. In the past, we have had exhibits celebrating Interstate I-70, honoring the museum and it's voluneeters, and a look back at the 1990 tornado. In addition, each year the museum freshens up an exhibit or two, or adds a new exhibit here and there. This maybe as simple as changing the dress on the manikin in the fringed surrey, adding new hats to the hats on display in the homestead exhibit, or making room from a new acquisition
Our Military History - Beginning in the 2018 season, Our Military History will be the display in the Centennial Room. The museum collected photos, memorablia, and stories of military service from local families. The military timeline begins with the Revolutionary War and continues around the room to the present.
Among the pioneers in this area were veterans of the Civil War and the Spanish American War. Read the stories of the sons and daughters of Lincoln County who first answered the call to war during WWI. Few WWII, Korean, and Vietnam veterans remain today, but it is good to see their stories being told.
Trains through Time - This static N-scale display was created to display numerous model trains, including ones recently donated to the museum. Others are on loan from a private collection. Both the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad [also known as The Rock Island] and the Union Pacific Railroad are represented. Steam-powered, disel powered, and electric engines are on display. Train consists include both passenger and freight.