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Building the State: Nebraska, 1867-1916

Major components of the five-thousand-square-foot gallery include a walk-through 1880s sod house; a recreation of the Goehner Brothers General Store in Seward, Nebraska; a sound station with audio clips of pioneer folk songs and period music; and a video station illustrating the development of towns in the new state.


entrance to the exhibit


North brothers

 buffalo coat

 sod house view

walk-through sod house  



 farming and household

 music box

 Goehner Bros. store front

 Goehner Bros. store interior

 Goehner Bros. store interior

Goehner Bros. Store, black and white photo

barber pole  



 modern kitchen

steam traction engine and threshing machine models

 labor movement


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