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The Little Firehouse on the Corner

The Little Firehouse on the Corner

Have you ever wondered how fires were put out or what equipment and stations looked like back in the 50’s? Well, this firehouse will give you a blast to the past. I’ll tell you right now the technology has come a long way, specifically in the fire department. The...

Pioneer Village, Forging It’s Way on the Map

Pioneer Village, Forging It’s Way on the Map

Blacksmithing, the art of forging iron to make tools using extreme heat and force, can be thought of as one of the most important trades known to mankind. Tracing back to 1500 BC, the art of blacksmithing has been vital for the growth of what our society has become...

The history of transportation of basic goods!

The history of transportation of basic goods!

Pioneer Village is a museum located in Minden, Nebraska, it was created in hopes to preserve and showcase the evolution of historical artifacts that we still see today. Something they take pride in is their wagons and carts that they showcase throughout their 20 acres...

Beautifully Historic Clothing

Beautifully Historic Clothing

Here at Pioneer Village there are endless amounts of historic things to see. There is something interesting for all kinds of people here, including many examples of periodic clothing. There are many different outfits on display from the years 1920-1960. These outfits...

The Kearney County Caper

The Kearney County Caper

The history of Minden, Nebraska started with a county seat and a railroad. In 1878, there was no railroad going through the area around Minden, so the county seat was in Lowell, Nebraska. Back in that day, the only other form of transportation was by horse, which only...

Big Iron Auction – Closes Sept. 15th!!

Big Iron Auction – Closes Sept. 15th!!

Ever wonder what happens to items that don't make it into the Pioneer Village Museum? Well, they get stored and eventually placed for auction. Big Iron Auctions currently has over 390 items from the Pioneer Village storage active and ready for your bid!  Go to Big...

Restoration Progress

Restoration Progress

Individuals and teams volunteer to clean, paint and work on resrotation projects at Pioneer Village. You can help too!  Sign up here. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed to support Pioneer Village!

Resting Like Royalty

Resting Like Royalty

I don’t know about you, but I love finding places I like to call, hidden gems! Harold Warp Pioneer Village Museum has been right under my nose just a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Omaha to Minden Nebraska. Here you can be transported back in time. Take in the...

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...

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