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Chappell Memorial Art Gallery


category : Arts
Chappell Memorial Art Gallery One of the most rare and valuable collections of art in western Nebraska, the Chappell collection features works by Rembrandt, Aaron Pyle, and unusual oriental art.


One wall of the gallery displays fascinating work created by local artist, Aaron Gunn Pyle, deceased, a well known
artist and student of Thomas Hart Benton. The largest portion of the gallery is a memorial to the late Mrs. Chappell who donated her European and oriental collections. Mrs. Chappell was the wife of the railroad executive for whom the town was named. She never lived in Chappell, but while living in Chicago she would frequently ride the passenger train to visit Chappell. She so enjoyed the town and people of Chappell that she left her prized art collection to the town.


Chappell Public Library Gallery Room


Hours: 1 pm to 5 pm, 7 pm to 9 pm, Tuesday and Thursday
2 pm to 5 pm, Saturday
Address: 289 Babcock
Phone: 308-874-2626

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Chappell Lake

Set your hook in a largemouth bass, catfish, perch, walleye, or bluegill in this 30 acre community lake. A year-round flock of Canada geese have also made the lake their home.

The easy access just north of the I-80

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Sudman-Niemann Heritage House Museum

Home as it was in a more genteel times this 1911 house has been restored to its original condition, complete with period furniture. Also featured is a display of the desk, chair, and flags from the Washington, D.C. office of Congresswoman, Virginia Smith - one of Nebraska'

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B-24 Bomber Crash Memorial

During World War II, Nebraska was home to eleven air bases, which filled the skies with planes engaged in training air crews. On June 7, 1944, a B-24J Bomber - part of a flight of 15 bombers from the 866 Bombardment Squadron (H), 7

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Waterman Sod House

The Wallace W. and Libby King Waterman sod house was built about 1886. The original dwelling had three rooms. In 1925, it was enlarged and remodeled by Virgil and Helen Burke Waterman, and the sod walls were covered with concrete. The family lived in the house until 1989

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Phelps Hotel

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