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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...

Sew, How Was Sewing Modernized?

Sew, How Was Sewing Modernized?

History: Have you ever wondered how the clothes you wear, curtains, blankets, or anything made of cloth is made? They were all primarily sewn by hand but, ever since 1846, the invention of the sewing machine has made it easier to create these items. One of the first...

It’s a car! It’s a boat! It’s… both?!

It’s a car! It’s a boat! It’s… both?!

The Amphibious car, also known as the Amphicar, that is displayed at Harold Warp Pioneer Village is one out of only 300-600 cars remaining in the United States. Designed by Hans Trippel, its production began in 1961 in Germany. Military variations of the Amphicar had...

The History of the Bicycle

The History of the Bicycle

Part of the Bicycles, Motorcycles, and Scooters Display at Harold Warp Pioneer Village in Minden, Nebraska 1816, The Hobby Horse, a steerable two-wheeler Did you know the invention of the first bicycle may have been because of a volcano eruption? The eruption in...

Romany Gypsy Wagon: A nomadic lifestyle

The Romany or Roma people have a rich history originating in Northern India. This group of people also have ties to Egyptian ancestry. Over a course of 500 years the Romany people would travel from Northern India, Egypt, Spain, and to the British Isles. It was common...

A Look Back in Time – Lowell Depot

A Look Back in Time – Lowell Depot

Harold Warp Pioneer Village is the place to visit to learn all about history! All the way from campgrounds encompassed by nature to buildings and artifacts that are decorated with history in and of themselves. Pioneer Village is a fantastic place to take a quick look...

A Village of Art

A Village of Art

A Hidden Masterpiece Pioneer Village has a reputation for housing one of the nation’s most extensive collections of trinkets, farm equipment, and even cars. With over 50,000 objects and 26 buildings, it is the pride of Minden Nebraska. There is something for everyone!...

A Step into the Past

A Step into the Past

Grandparents are great. They shower you with unconditional love, buy you the best presents, and tell you the best stories. Stories about how things were different when they were children and how much everything has changed throughout the years. Stories that are passed...

The Heart of Pioneer Village: Sister Clara

The Heart of Pioneer Village: Sister Clara

The Heart of Pioneer Village - Sister Clara Have you heard of the saying “Heart and Soul”? Collins Dictionary defines it as putting “a great deal of enthusiasm and energy into something”. This saying perfectly represents the Warp sibling duo. Everyone knows that the...

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