The Legacy of the Plains Museum was formed in 2013, combining the North Platte Valley Museum and the Farm and Ranch Museum. Our campus encompasses nearly 100 acres, which houses our museum buildings, farm land, and pastures. It is a destination for people interested in stories of human and agricultural history in the North Platte Valley and the High Plains.
The legacy of the area has been formed by everyone that has passed through the area, and it continues to this day. We serve area residents who wish to preserve and learn about their heritage as well as researchers and tourists from around the country and world who seek historical resources, education, and entertainment.
Phase one included the merger of the museums, additions to the main building, the exhibit design, and much more. Because of the hard work and excellent design, the Legacy of the Plains has become on of the top museums in the region. Phase two will put us in the same category as the museum in Lincoln, Omaha, and Denver.
The Legacy of the Plains’ Board of Directors has worked diligently on developing a plan for the next five years. They have prioritized several projects that we believe will allow us to compete with any museum in the region. The plan is a nice mix of large and small projects that will enhance the story of our history. By seeing more outside attractions, the board hopes to attract more visitors.
The campus is divided into different areas called sites. Each site listed below has a link which will show a current project to show what has been completed, and a future project that has been prioritized. Pictures have been included to help visualize. Our goal is to raise $2 million to accomplish these projects and more.
*Reminder, the museum does not receive any funding from the Federal, State, or Local government, expect in the forms of grants. Our general operating budget relies solely on private contributions. *
To see what we have planned for a site, click on the links below.
How to Contribute?
There are several different ways you can contribute.
First, you can give a one time donation. Click Here for a donation form.
If you wish to donate by credit/debt card, you can utilize our PayPal account by clicking here.
Second, you can offer a pledge that is paid over a certain period of time. Click here for a pledge form.
Third, you can designate Legacy of the Plains to receive your IRA minimum distribution.
Fourth, you can designate the Museum to receive donations in the name of loved ones that have passed on.
Fifth, you can include the Museum in our estate plans.
Contact Dave Wolf at 308-436-1989 for more information.