The Plainsman Museum was dedicated July 4, 1976, as part of Hamilton County’s participation in the Nation’s Bicentennial. The Museum was designed and built for donations of area and regional history. The acclaimed murals and mosaics in the Museum’s rotunda area begin the journey through history.
Continuing through the Plainsman Building, visitors will find an original log cabin and an authentic sod house.
Some of the Plainsman’s most unique exhibits are the turn-of-the-century and Victorian period rooms leading to the Main Street, Aurora boardwalk exhibits. Visitors are encouraged to enter the shops and view the goods of 19th century life.
Also in these shops and businesses are two working player pianos. For a quarter, visitors can get a better sense of 19th century entertainment.
Other exhibits in this building include the Dick Saathoff Civil War Collection, the William Townsely Wildlife Collection, a 1946 working Wurlitzer Jukebox, several antique automobiles, and the Doris Lord Doll Collection.