NPVM begins exhibit move to Legacy of the Plains

The process to move exhibits from the North Platte Valley Museum to the Legacy of the Plains museum began this (Saturday) morning.

Approximately two-dozen volunteers are disassembling partition walls and place exhibit materials and boxes of artifacts on pallets. To create space for this work to take place, a few wagons and buggies will be moved from NPVM to Legacy of the Plains Museum.

Museum Executive Director Katie Bradshaw says a team of horses will be hitched to the museum's turn-of-the-century Studebaker army wagon so it can be driven to LPM. The museum's chuck wagon, two buggies, and a pony cart will also be moved, but they may need to be trailered instead of pulled by horses, depending on their condition.

Artifacts will then be moved in stages from NPVM into secure storage at LPM until the exhibit buildings are complete and initial exhibits can be placed. The final, professionally-designed indoor and outdoor exhibits are expected to take three to five years to complete.

It is anticipated that the Thomas sod house and Gentry log cabin on the NPVM grounds will remain in place until spring, when foundations can be poured for them on the LPM campus.

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