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Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing

Long before modern day innovations, surviving off the land was a necessity. Our ancestors may not have paved roads but they paved the way when it comes to fishing. There was no fast food back then, everything was caught and cooked by individual people for their...

Phonograph! Is That You?

Phonograph! Is That You?

Pioneer Village, Located in Minden, Nebraska is an amazing location to learn about the history of Nebraskan culture in detail. They have an awesome display with a variety of recording and playing devices such as phonographs, radios, and jukeboxes. The history of these...

Education Vacation – Antique Farm Machinery

Education Vacation – Antique Farm Machinery

Nebraska is the Heartland of North America and the United States. When taking a look at what Nebraska is all about, what do we think of? I think of farming! There is so much history when it comes to farming. This dates back to when folks farmed just to keep their...

It’s Not A House, It’s a Home… Made of Grass

It’s Not A House, It’s a Home… Made of Grass

The “home made of grass” here at Harold Warp’s Pioneer Village happens to be Minden Nebraska’s very own Warp family sod house, where Harold Warp, founder, and collector for the historical museum, was born and raised. The house was constructed using many long ribbons...

No Chance for a Barn Dance

No Chance for a Barn Dance

The horse barn of the Warp Family’s homestead was deemed no place to host a barn dance. Strangely, the haymow floors were too rough; the wood faced opposite the typical side used for traditional barn floors. However, the rest of the barn is structured correctly. One...

Gotta’ Love this American Ride

Gotta’ Love this American Ride

Do you have any memories of driving around in a classic vehicle with one of your parents or grandparents? Then Harold Warp’s Pioneer Village is the perfect place to visit to relive that nostalgia. There is a plethora of classic American vehicles to look at Chevrolets,...

Travel Before Air Conditioning and the Thermador Car Cooler

Travel Before Air Conditioning and the Thermador Car Cooler

Think back to your favorite summer road trip and the fun memories you have in the car. Now, imagine taking that same trip but there is no air conditioning or fan system in your car. That was the reality of car travel between 1908 when Ford launched their first Model T...

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