Plainsman Museum to Collaborate with Smithsonian to Develop Local Exhibition about Americans at Work

The Plainsman Museum has been selected to participate in a Smithsonian pilot project to develop a unique humanities-based exhibition about local work history. The project is a hands-on opportunity for local cultural professionals to learn about the exhibition development process used by the Smithsonian’s Museum of Main Street (MoMS) program. The curatorial framework for the exhibition is provided by the Smithsonian and will be fleshed out by the Plainsman Museum using local historical images, art and artifacts, video clips and oral histories. The resulting exhibition will reflect the strong history and culture of Hamilton County, Nebraska. The completed exhibition “Community Works” will br

Scotland, Chapter 1: Coming to America

Coming to America is a 10-part series following two women as they traveled to Scotland to re-create the journey to America made by early homesteaders known as The Scotch Colony. These pioneers were pivotal in the establishment of Hamilton County, Nebraska: John and Isabelle Stroyan Laurie, James Waddell and Mary Brown Waddell. I met Robin Johanson about a year and a half ago, when she and her husband Frank - who journeyed to Nebraska from Florida to see the sandhill crane migration - decided to take a stroll through the Plainsman Museum. Little did she know she was about to meet her great-great-grandparents here. This accidental meeting - described on our blog - struck an adventurous chord

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