Legacy of the Plains August 2021

Located on the Oregon Trail, the Legacy of the Plains Museum features an impressive collection of pioneer and early community artifacts, antique tractors, and farm implements; an 80-acre working farm; historic farmstead structures; and striking views of Scotts Bluff National Monument. Come live the timeless stories of the Nebraska prairie.

Legacy of the Plains is located in Gering, Nebraska, just three hours from Denver and a short detour off I-80. We’re perfect for a weekend destination or a fun stop on a cross-country trip.

The Legacy of the Plains is looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant.  Applicants must be hard-working, dependable, self-starter, and work well with others. The position will be 20-25 per week.

Legacy of the Plains August 2021

Legacy of the Plains is a destination for people interested in stories of human and agricultural history in the North Platte Valley and High Plains. Through interactive exhibits, living history, educational programs, and archival resources, we invite visitors to explore, experience, and connect with the unique history of this region of the American West. We serve area residents who wish to preserve and learn about their heritage as well as researchers and tourists from around the country and world who seek historical resources, education, and entertainment. Our museum exhibits focus on the archaeology of Native American and Westward Expansion sites, the lives of pioneering settlers, the establishment of irrigation, the development of rural communities, the diversity of culture in the High Plains, and the innovative technologies and cultural practices of raising animals and crops—including cattle, sheep, potatoes, sugar beets, beans, corn and wheat—in a semiarid environment.


Legacy of the Plains recognizes and adheres to these institutional responsibilities and values.