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Returning in

September!

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"Just as gears combine to provide greater power in compound, we have greater power when we join together."

~ Carl B. Cook

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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!

Exhibition Calendar

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.

Admissions

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.

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Howard and DeWaters Hardware Store
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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

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Thank You!

Generous Support for "Community Works" is Provided By:

  • Humanities Nebraska

  • 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

Kathryn Larson

Bruce Ramsour

Jana Van Housen

Karrie Wiarda

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
 

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