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category : Pioneer History
Sod House The sod house shows the ingenuity of the homesteaders. The late 19th century dwelling exhibits furniture, clothing and other artifacts of pioneer life on the prairie.

Volunteers constructed the sod house in 1984. Sod blocks, 1 foot by 2 feet by 4 inches deep, were used to build the home. The walls of the soddy could be plastered or newspapers could be placed on the walls like wallpaper. Muslin usually was stretched across the ceiling to catch the dirt, bugs and an occasional snake. Dirt floors were common, but late wood floors were added.

Located at the Prairie Museum of Art and History Complex.


Admission: Admission:
Adults - $4.00
Children - $1.00
Seniors - $3.50
Group rates available.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Closed Holidays, and Mondays from Nov. 1 - Mar. 31
Address: 1905 S. Franklin
Phone: 785-462-4590
Our Email: prairiem@colby.ixks.com
Our Website:www.prairiemuseum.org/

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