LASR.net Homepage




Menu

Sod House Museum


category : Museums
Sod House Museum The award-winning Sod House Museum was established in Gothenburg in 1988. The red, barn-shaped museum honors early settlers to the area and houses memorabilia and photographs taken during the pioneer era. A huge sod-cutting plow graces the front yard of the museum area, representing one of the few tools settlers brought west.

Located behind the museum, is a full-scale replica of an authentic sod house, built by the

Sod House Museummuseum owners to replicate the original "soddies" used extensively by early settlers in the Central Plains Region. The sparse interior reflects the hard times faced by pioneer families. A wooden windmill in an old farmstead setting, life-size barbed wire sculptures of a buffalo and a Native American on horseback lend a realistic flavor to the site.


Admission: FREE ADMISSION
Hours: Hours: May and September daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
June-August daily, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Address: Exit 211 off I-80, drive one block north
Phone: 308-537-2076
< P Align ="center">Handicapped Accessible

Come visit us in Gothenburg, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Ernest A. Calling House

Ernest A. Calling, a pioneer businessman of Gothenburg, hired L.J. Anderson to build this distinctive Queen Anne style home in 1907. Born in Klipp, Sweden, in 1870, Calling emigrated to the United States in 1889

Gothenburg, NE National Register

Lake Helen

Foresighted citizens approved a bond issue in 1889 for construction of a 12

Gothenburg, NE Recreation

The Sun Theatre

The Sun Theatre was built and used as an opera house from 1909-1926. In 1927, the theatre was opened by Glen VanWey. Children were charged 10 cents and adults 20 cents for silent movies accompanied by an orchestra. The 1930

Gothenburg, NE Theatres

Wild Horse Golf Club

Wild Horse Golf Club is the No. 3 rated affordable new golf course in the Nation for 1999 according to Golf Digest. This rolling sandhills course features 18

Gothenburg, NE Golf Courses

Sod House Museum

The award-winning Sod House Museum was established in Gothenburg in 1988

Gothenburg, NE Museums

Things to do Museums near Gothenburg, NE