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Nuckolls County Historical Society Visitors to the Nuckolls County Historical Society museum complex may browse through Dahlgren Hall, Marquart Hall, the Ag Hall, Aurand Hall, the Log Cabin, Home and Post office, and a restored railroad caboose. Adjacent to the schoolhouse are its original outbuildings, and Dahlgren Hall has horse drawn machinery, and Marquart Hall displays over 3,000 model airplanes. The Nuckolls County Historical Society is one of the nicest and cleanest museums around.

True to the rural heritage of the County, the evolution of farm equipment used by the pioneer is depicted in a nearly complete display. Other displays present housekeeping articles, clothing and toys from early days. Turn-of-the-century commercial establishments such as a beauty shop and a doctor's office are featured in room displays. Business equipment evolution is also represented. Special displays present memorabilia from each town in the county.

A variety of American Indian articles are on display in the main museum. The Sioux Indian articles have been developed into an interpretive display. Many articles have been collected from this area, including some belonging to Chief Red Cloud. In addition, there are articles from the Pueblo, Hopi, Maricopa, Tesque, Acoma and other tribes displayed, adding variety and depth to the Indian exhibit.

Museum offerings also include the priceless collection donated by the Lady Evelyn Vestey. Mementos represent her early life as well as souvenirs of her time in England and her foreign travel. There is also a collection of items that Lady Vestey sent as Christmas gifts to the school children. On special occasions for groups, we ask a local historian, who portrays Lady Vestey, for an opportunity to relive history of this special woman.


Admission: Admission: Freewill Donations
Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Summer hours: Memorial Day - Labor Day
Sunday and Monday, 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Winter Hours: Monday, 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Special Openings Welcome
Address: 612 East 6th ( l block east of Hwy 14 on 6th )
Phone: 402-879-4144

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Attractions and Upcoming Events

Victorian Festival Honoring Lady Vestey

The Victorian Festival Honoring Lady Vestey is held each year, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, on Memorial Day weekend to honor Superior's most famous former resident, Evelyn Brodstonte, Lady Vestey. Activites throughout the weekend emphasize the community'

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Lincoln Park - RV Camping

Spacious Lincoln Park has a shaded camping area with cement pads and free hookups for 20 campers, as well as a beautiful botanical garden. A dump station and modern restrooms are also provided, as well as a horseshoe pitching area, sand volleyball, tennis courts, picnic shelters and a children'

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Log Cabin - Home - Post Office

Superior's original building, a log cabin, was built by William Louden and several of his friends in 1872. The building served as a home, post office and trading post. As acting postmaster, Louden (paid $1 per month for his efforts) established "daily service,"

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One-room Schoolhouse

Now, nearly extinct as an educational institution, this one room school, built in 1884, stands proudly on the museum grounds - a monument to the importance the prairie pioneer placed on educating their young. Many a rural student was provided eight years of "readin','ritin', and 'rithmetic"

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Evelene Brodstone - Lady Vestey, 1875-1941

From a samll farmhouse on the outskirts of pioneer Superior to a luxurious castle on a 30-acre estate within the London city limits.

From $12 a week as a stenographer to the highest salary paid to a woman in her day, comparable to $10 million in today's world.

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Aurand Hall

The history, heritage and frontier life of Nuckolls County are seen here in Aurand Hall. This hall was given by Mr. & Mrs. E...