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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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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.

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Phelps Hotel

The Phelps Hotel is typical of many hotels erected during the late nineteenth century in western Nebraska. The building is Deuel County's oldest hotel, constructed in 1885 by the Edwin A. Phelps family, who were among the first settlers in the Big Springs vicinity.

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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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