Visit the historical home of nationally renowned author and one of Nebraska's most widely read and enjoyed authors. Bess Streeter Aldrich, author of "A Lantern in Her Hand," enjoyed a writing career that spanned more than 40 years.
Aldrich's work encompassed more than 100 short stories and articles, nine novels, a novella, two books of short stories, as well as an omnibus. Her articles and short stories were published in magazines such as "McCall's," "Saturday Evening Post," "Ladies Home Journal," "Collier's," and "Cosmopolitan," making her one of the best paid magazine writers of her time.
Aldrich's books included "Mother Mason," "The Rim of the Prairie," "The Cutters," "A White Bird Flying, " "Miss Bishop" (which was made into the movie, "Cheers for Miss Bishop"), "Spring Came on Forever," "The Lieutenant's Lady," and "The Drum Goes Dead."
The desk of Bess Streeter Aldrich is now on display in the house. Visitors may also see manuscripts and memorabilia on display.
Admission: Fees for Guided Tours
Adults - $3.00
6-12Years - $2.00
Family - $10.00
Teachers Free with school groups
Hours: HOURS: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Other times and groups by appointment
Address: 204 East "F" Street
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