Displaying 20 exhibits to highlight history for year 2020

By  | 

CHADRON, Neb. The Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center on Chadron State College’s campus is displaying 20 individual displays to highlight their history, culture and heritage in the region.

The Hindsight is 2020 exhibit displays include railroads, patches of all the sheriff’s counties across Nebraska, the 1,000 mile horse race from Chadron to Chicago and more. (Brian Sherrod, KNEP)

The Hindsight is 2020 exhibit displays include railroads, patches of all the sheriff’s counties across Nebraska, the 1,000 mile horse race from Chadron to Chicago and more.

The idea for this exhibit came from the staff at this museum that discussed it in February of 2019.

Part-Time Employee Holly Counts states that it is important to know your history.

“It just shows off how connected this whole area is to the world,” said Counts. “I am a huge history fan and I just love things history so it’s just fun to see the snippets all come together and relationships between the different exhibits as well.”

It’s especially important for children to get involved and those that are visiting can learn so much more.

“It’s extremely important not just for our college students but for the elementary students that come and visit from all the different schools,” explained Counts. “It’s important for the tourists that come from not just here locally or nationally but internationally. They get to see really how much history is in this small little area of the world that no one ever really thinks about too much.”

The Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center is hosting their Opening Reception between 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

This exhibit will be on display until March 27th.

It is open Monday through Thursday between 10:00am to 12:00pm, Friday between 10:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm and on February 1st from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

This museum is always looking for sponsors and ideas.

To contact them, you can call (308) 432-6401 or search them on Facebook at Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center.