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Centennial Village

Presented by High Plains New Holland

Centennial Village Museum is an 8-acre living history experience featuring over 35 architecturally unique structures, costumed interpreters, heritage farm animals, beautifully landscaped grounds and interactive experiences. Step back in time and learn about the early pioneer settling of the western high plains, a time when grand houses, growing businesses, extensive prairies and agriculture were all a part of daily life.

Costumed interpreter led house tours happen every day on the hour and includes the Stevens-Reynolds House, Carpenter House and the Swedish-American Stuga.

What did families do for fun when they weren’t working their properties? Games from the late 1900’s, of course! Visit the museum’s agricultural area and check out the croquet, graces, stilts, and hoop and stick games. This is a self-guided play area. Instructions will be posted.

Sample a little chuck wagon food—depending on the day, we will either have chili or soup. Learn how the cowboys traveled across the west and about their convenient foods.

Visit our real-working historic High Plains Post print shop. Learn about the old-fashioned technique and see it in action.

Have a burning desire to learn about blacksmithing? Why was the blacksmith one of the most important positions in a developing society? Watch as our blacksmith makes items in the forge that are used throughout our museum.

The Monfort Home tour focuses on cattle trails and tails from the late 19th century until today. How did it influence the start of modern day rodeos? This and more will be explained during this informative tour.

Learn about the Colt, different buffalo riffles, and the history of how guns played a large role in the westward expansion during the Guns of the West presentation.

Stagecoaches, buggies, trains and trolleys, oh my! Our Western Heritage presentation explores travel in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

During the Civil War, the U.S. government formed regiments known as the United States Colored Troops, composed of black soldiers. Called “Buffalo Soldiers” these troops were important and valued members of the United States Cavalry. Learn more during their entertaining presentation.


Friday, June 23, 2017
Open 5-8pm
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Open 5-8pm
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Open 11am-8pm
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Open 11am-8pm
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Open 5-8pm
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Open 11am-8pm
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Open 11am-8pm
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Open 5-8pm
Monday, July 3, 2017
Open 5-8pm
Monday, June 26, 2017
Open 5-8pm
Friday, June 30, 2017
Open 5-8pm

Tuesday, July 4, 2016
Open 11am-8pm

Schedule subject to change
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