Aldrich House Museum

category : Museums
Aldrich House Museum 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
Phone: 402-994-3855

Come visit us in Elmwood, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Bess Streeter Aldrich (1881-1954)

Bess Streeter Aldrich was one of Nebraska'

Elmwood, NE Arts

Grandpa's Woods Golf Course

This 9-hole executive course offers a challenge to all types of golfers. Play through the many beautiful tree-lined fairways or over the winding creek. After your round of golf, sit down and relax in our clubhouse while enjoying your favorite beverage or snack.

Cart Rentals Available.

Elmwood, NE Recreation

G.A.R. Hall

Built in 1886

Elmwood, NE

Old American Exchange Bank Building

The following is an abbreviated version of the bank history as first written by Richard Clements on November 18, 1983.

The American Exchange Bank was incorporated July 13, 1889 and bank business began on September 9, 1889

Elmwood, NE

Outdoor Mural

If you enter Elmwood from the south, one of the first things that will catch your eye is the attractive mural painted on the south side of Lou'

Elmwood, NE Arts

Things to do Museums near Elmwood, NE

Plainsman Museum

Extensive collection depicting Plains history with exhibits, murals and mosaics. Agricultural Museum features a homestead hou...