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American Pickers come to Pioneer Village

American Pickers come to Pioneer Village

Pioneer Village is the next stop for American Pickers!  Watch this week on the History Channel. This isn’t your grandmother’s antiquing. The American Pickers are on a mission to recycle America, even if it means diving into countless piles of grimy junk or getting...

A ‘Must Stop’ Spot Off I-80

A ‘Must Stop’ Spot Off I-80

Pioneer Village is the perfect place to pull of the interstate and enjoy some time outside of the car. Just 12 miles south of the interstate, you’ll find a huge collection (over 50,000 items) of priceless midwestern history. Whether you’re driving through Nebraska or...

The Man Behind the Village

The Man Behind the Village

When Harold Warp was born in a sod house in Minden, Nebraska in 1903, no one knew what the future would hold for him. Harold was the youngest of 12 kids. Little did his parents  know that he would grow to be a successful entrepreneur and would collect thousands of...

Fascinating historical doll tells the story of Mary Todd Lincoln

Fascinating historical doll tells the story of Mary Todd Lincoln

Located in Minden Nebraska, is a historical museum right off the interstate called pioneer village. Here, you can find thousands of historical artifacts, stretching across 28 buildings. Among the artifacts, In the collection of dolls Pioneer Village has, there are...

The Shoe Shop

The Shoe Shop

 The Shoe Shop that is now in Pioneer Village was once operated by a father and son pair in New England from 1840 to 1880. They had quite the process to make their shoes. It started by getting animal hides from local farmers. Then, they took the hides back to their...

Christmas on the Prairie

Christmas on the Prairie

Take a step back in time for the holiday season. Minden’s Pioneer Village is hosting a Christmas event to reminisce and relive days gone by.Imagine the Nebraska Prairie during the 1870’s or 1880’s at Christmas. This is an opportunity for the community to see actors in...

Shop your way into history at Pioneer Village

Shop your way into history at Pioneer Village

When was the last time you had to run to the store? We rely heavily on the convenience and efficiency of chain stores like Walmart and Target across the country. With the evolution of grocery pick-up and amazon prime, shopping has become quicker, highly systematic,...

Christmas Time in the City!

Christmas Time in the City!

Did you know that Minden, Nebraska is known for being Nebraska’s Christmas City? Minden has been named the best place to celebrate Christmas in the Midwest, and all for good reason. The history behind this lovely Christmas town dates back all the way to 1915, when the...

Buttons Galore!

Buttons Galore!

Have you ever taken the time to really think about buttons? The history of buttons, different colors, unique shapes, various uses for buttons. You’ve never thought about that? Me neither. That was why I was intrigued when I heard about a button collection at the...

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