Heritage Center Museums

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Heritage Center I - 1884 Methodist Church - The original church was purchased by the Sheridan County Historical Society and Hay Springs Committee in 1967. Displays were placed before extensive outside work was completed that included a new roof and paint.

Other buildings were added to the grounds beginning in the 1980s and down to the present. These building include a refurbished one room country school and an original claim shack. Displays inside the museum include a Methodist Church display, old photographs, many items from early day Hay Springs and the surrounding area and much more.

Heritage Center II - Strotheide Building - This building is being turned into Heritage Center II with displays being added as refurbishing allows. Among these are the Decastro Dental Office, Boy Scouts, a Model A fire truck, country post office, Camp Sheridan (1874-1881), Spotted Tail Agency (1874-1877), black smith shop, Northwestern State Bank, Crazy Horse, and a Mari Sandoz area.

Hours: Hours: Memorial Day thru Labor Day, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Appointments Welcomed at other times.
Address: Heritage I - Methodist Church - 230 North Baker

Heritage II - Strotheide Building - 2nd and Main
Phone: 308-638-7643,
Fax: or 308-638-7234

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