"Just as gears combine to provide greater power in compound, we have greater power when we join together."
~ Carl B. Cook
About "Community Works"
"Community Works” is a collaborative exhibition created with the Smithsonian’s “Museum on Main Street” program. The Plainsman Museum is very excited to be one of ten museums selected from around the country to participate in this special program!
The exhibition explores the who, where, why and how of work throughout the last 150 years of Hamilton County’s history. Celebrate the working spirit with us as we take this special “journey through yesterday,” and see some of the photos, artifacts and words of wisdom that show us how the hard work of communities of the past have brought us to where we are today!
April 6, 2021 - Opening day!
April 2021 & September 2021 - Exhibition will be open to the public in the rotunda of the museum's main building.
Admission to the "Community Works" exhibition is included in our standard museum admission fees. Please see our "Visit" page for more information about our guest and membership admissions.
Aurora, NE c. 1918
"To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity. We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way. We can never let up." ~ Ralph Bunche
Generous Support for "Community Works" is Provided By:
Bernard K. and Norma Heuermann Foundation
Myrl S. & Bessie Evans Mather Foundation
Additional support provided by Hamilton Community Foundation.
"Community Works" Exhibition Committee:
Tina Larson, Executive Director
Brenda Klawonn, Museum Board of Directors
Jana Van Housen
A Special "Thank You" To:
Selwyn Ramp, Assistant Project Director - Smithsonian's "Museum on Main Street"
Bob Cool, Museum Volunteer
Roberta Cool, Museum Volunteer
Chalina Mundell, Museum Volunteer
Dale Saddler, Museum Volunteer