New Buffalo Exhibit coming to Tails and Trails Museum

The new exhibit is about Bison and will be in the Family History Center.
The new exhibit is about Bison and will be in the Family History Center.(Bison by the Kauffman Museum at Bethel College)
Published: Jan. 26, 2023 at 7:19 AM CST
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - Starting February 1, two new exhibits in the Family History Center at the Trails & Rails Museum are open the general public. According to Broc Anderson, the Community Engagement Director, guests can spend several hours just perusing the two free exhibits alone.

The newest traveling exhibit at the Trails & Rails Museum is the Bison exhibit. Not only does this exhibit create an interactive environment that combines history, artifacts, and hands-on activities, but also brings to life the story of this great North American mammal.

This exhibit originally toured as The Bison: American Icon through the NEH on the Road program, based on a project by the C. M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana. The National Buffalo Foundation acquired the exhibit at the end of this tour.

Refurbished and updated, was made available to museums across the US and Canada to tell the tragic history of this majestic animal, its rescue from near extinction, and the story of people across North America working to preserve the bison as a vibrant part of our future.

According to Anderson, “Trails & Rails Museum is fortunate to have the Bison exhibit, especially how it relates to Native peoples and the geography of the Great Plains before, during, and after non-native settlement.” Bison will be available to all guests February 1 – May 14.