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Weaving a Controversial Story into America’s History

Weaving a Controversial Story into America’s History

The cotton gin is a widely known device and was once a staple of southern homes. But what does it do? And how has the invention of the device changed the course of our history? What is a Cotton Gin? The cotton gin, the word “gin” short for “engine,” works like a...

10 REASONS TO VISIT PIONEER VILLAGE

10 REASONS TO VISIT PIONEER VILLAGE

1. WHERE WOULD A WISE MAN HIDE A LEAF? Writing in the University of Houston’s blog on mechanical engineering, John H. Lienhard answers that question: “In a forest”. In particular, he points out that he found a Glen Curtiss aeroplane in a wholly unexpected “forest”:...

One’s Past Was Once One’s Present

One’s Past Was Once One’s Present

When you first step into the China Shop, a building offered at the Harold Warp Pioneer Village, you will find yourself surrounded by endless amounts of captivating treasures. In a way, you will feel as if you have been transported to another point in time. As stated...

History in the grip of your hands

History in the grip of your hands

As you are cruising down the road and enjoying some tunes on your favorite radio station, or speeding down the interstate with adrenaline rushing through your veins, has it ever came to mind how long your car has come and how it has gotten to be the way it is?  It...

Fascinating Camera History

Fascinating Camera History

The Harold Warp Pioneer Village is home to some of the best historical items and is a great place to visit for a history lesson. The Pioneer Village is a hidden gem of Nebraska with hundreds of antiques and a great collection of historical cameras. Pioneer Village has...

Buffalo Bill Cody’s Saddle: Riding on History

Buffalo Bill Cody’s Saddle: Riding on History

As one of the many culturally significant items on display at Harold Warp’s Pioneer Village in Minden, Nebraska, “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s saddle is quite literally a way to ride into the history of the frontier. This item is on display at Pioneer Village as a part of the...

Presidential Village

Presidential Village

One of the awesome things about the Harold Warp Pioneer Village is the variety of items collected throughout the years from all over the country. The items could be as boring as a fishing rod or as exciting as a past president’s desk. In May of 1951, the Warps were...

Home Appliance Time Travel

Home Appliance Time Travel

References: 500 fascinating facts: A true record of discoveries, inventions, developments in these United States, and persons responsible - Pioneer Village

Firearms at Pioneer Village: A Big Bang

Firearms at Pioneer Village: A Big Bang

Within the fascinating collections of antiques that tell time at Pioneer Village in Minden, Nebraska, the firearms are no different in showing the pioneers’ way of life. These guns help us to understand the methods in which pioneers actively protected themselves,...

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