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Chappell Memorial Art Gallery


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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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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

Chappell, NE National Register

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

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Chappell Golf Club

Chappell's municipal golf club lies alongside the Chappell Lake located just north of the I-80 Chappell exit. The nine-hole, grass green course is a beautiful and challenging course open to the public from daylight to dark.

Chappell, NE Golf Courses

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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