The Dawes County Historical Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the history of Dawes County and the surrounding areas of Nebraska it calls home.
The museum campus includes the 9000-square-foot museum and 2 huge exhibit buildings. The campus is also home to a log house & barn, an 1890s school house, a pioneer church, and of course, the C&NW caboose, which symbolizes the railroad that came through this area and why the town of Chadron is located where it is today.
The Museum is run 100% by volunteers and they are in need of a new exterior door. When the wind blows rain against the existing door, it floods a portion of the museum. They were already trying to find a way to replace it and this grant would be a great support for their project.