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WWII German POW Interpretive Center


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WWII German POW Interpretive Center The feature that sets Nebraska Prairie Museum apart from other museums is its unique POW display. German POW's were housed at Camp Atlanta during W.W. II. These prisoners told stories of their exceptional treatment and lifelong friendships that developed through the adversity of war.

The WWII Interpretive Center exhibit displays a scale replica of the original WWII German POW Camp Atlanta which was located five miles southwest of Holdrege by Atlanta, Ne. Also exhibited are items donated by former military personnel who worked there, letters and photographs of POWs who were interned there, and local families and businesses who hired the POWs during the war. Videos of interviews and books are available for purchase. The Thomas F. Naegele art gallery, In the Eye of the Storm, tells the story of those years, witnessed and described in paintings and words by a budding artist and his senior self, a little known, but poignant chapter in the history or war and peace.

Extensive collections of prairie history are on display throughout the museum complex.. Home and business period rooms, dish collections, a quilt collection, arrowhead collection, antique farm machinery and tools, and a genealogical library are on display. Out buildings include a Lutheran Church, one room school house, early farm house, POW guard tower replica, and windmill.


Admission: $4/adult; $2/child; preschool age & under are free. Group Rates available.
Hours: Open daily, Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm; Sat, 10am - 5pm; Sun, 1pm - 5pm.
Closed on Major Holidays
Address: Located one mile north of Holdrege on Hwy. 183, 15 miles south of I-80 exit 257.
Phone: 308-995-5015
Our Email: info@nebraskaprairie.org
Our Website:www.nebraskaprairie.org

or 308-995-4944.
Handicapped accessible.

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Phelps County Courthouse

The railroad offered a city block to the citizens of Holdrege if they would build a courthouse. The ambitious merchants promptly provided the funds and the cornerstone was dedicated on October 10, 1884. Subsequently, the voters approved removal of the county seat to Holdrege on November 11

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Recreation

City parks comprise 65 acres with an olympic size heated swimming pool, playground equipment, and a 12-acre lake for fishing and boating, picnic areas, and lovely walking paths.

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Bronze Sculpture

Greeting visitors to Holdrege is the beautiful 12' bronze sculpture, "Promise of the Prairie", by native artist, George Lundeen. It is a promise for today and tomorrow; The promise that living in Phelps County is a good life with room to grow and laugh and love.

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