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The First Universal Model T

The First Universal Model T

Interested in classic Fords and want to learn more? Come visit this classic Ford Model T and many others at Harold Warp Pioneer Village located in Minden, Nebraska.  History The Ford Model T first debuted in 1908 in Detroit, Michigan, and was sold until 1927. The...

Riding Into the Past

Riding Into the Past

As the West expanded in the 1840s with events like the Oregon Trail and the Gold Rush people flocked to the unknown of the west, receiving a letter was a big deal in the 1800s. This expansion was great but journeying into the unknown came with zero established...

Past Travel

Past Travel

If you like horses then you would have loved getting around back in the day. That is, until the steam powered engine came along. However, prior to ingenuity and modernized ways of travel, in the 1800-1900’s people needed a way in which they could travel. The best way...

What isn’t cool about Cable Cars?

What isn’t cool about Cable Cars?

Have you ever heard of San Francisco Cable cars? Maybe wonder how people were getting from point A to point B before gas cars took over? Or are you eager to learn how it was built? Then you came to the right place. Andrew Smith Hallidie invented cable cars in the...

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...

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