Yet another winter is upon us out at Legacy of the Plains Museum and we’re gearing up for the holidays!
Each year, the High Plains Christmas kicks off the holiday season and Trees Along the Trail. Trees Along the Trail provides an opportunity for local non-profit and service organizations to decorate a tree in order to raise awareness (and profits) for their cause. In years prior, trees have come from a large group of varied organizations. As the years go on, it’s always refreshing to see new organizations participating.
This year, several new organizations came in and put up trees: 4-H, Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska Council, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Nebraska Chapter of Oregon California Trails Association, and Historic Saddle Club.
Voting for trees will span from Saturday, December 1st through Saturday, December 22nd. Tickets are $1 and the profits are split equally between each organization and the museum. You can vote for trees during our regular business hours.
For the second year in a row, Yuletide Lights on the Prairie will be yet another way to celebrate the holidays at Legacy of the Plains! Our main exhibit hall will be decked out in thousands of Christmas lights for you to enjoy! We’ll have three separate nights as we host Yuletide Lights: December 7, 14, and 21 from 5-8 PM.
In 2019, we will be kicking off the year with an exciting exhibit from Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street! This exhibit is called WaterWays and it relates to our relationship with water and how it interacts with the world around us. Often times, we take water for granted and don’t realize the different ways it plays into our lives.
WaterWays will be at Legacy of the Plains from February 23 through April 11, 2019. In addition to the traveling exhibit, we will have our own local exhibit that tells the story of how water has impacted life here on the High Plains. For information about WaterWays, please go here.