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A Little This, A Lotta That:

An introduction to the kuska collection

This exhibit explores the lives and collections of Joe and Nellie Kuska. The collection includes glass, furniture, ceramics, toys, dolls, stamps, clocks, coins, silver, jewelry, and other antiques. 


Over Here, Over There:

Honoring those who serve

This collection honors those who serve by displaying uniforms from several branches of the military from WWI thru Iraq 2. Equipment, photos and other memorabilia are also shown.

School Spirit:

School uniforms, jerseys, costumes, jackets, cheerleader outfits, souvenirs, yearbooks and other Colby High School artifacts are featured in this fun exhibit.



Glorious Glass:


European and american traditional and decorative glass

The impressive exhibit of over 1,000 pieces of glass is accentuated by the beautiful Bohemian and Venetian art glass and pieces by Steuben, Gallé, and Tiffany.

Fired up!

The art and function of ceramics

This exhibit showcases 18th century Meissen, plus over 1,200 pieces of outstanding ceramics from Europe, Asia and the United States


Batteries Not Included:

Toys of the past

The centerpiece of the 1,000 toys is an operational Lionel train and a vintage coin operated horse. The toys range from the 19th century to the 21st century.


Rags to Riches:

Playing with and collecting dolls

A Victorian dollhouse highlights the gallery with an exceptional exhibit of bisque dolls. Over 1,000 dolls from all over the world makes this a charming exhibit.


Great Legs:

The furniture gallery features a unique horn chair, Louis XV desk, massive 1850`s sideboards Hepplewhite knife box, Jenny Lind child’s bed and much more.

High Plains Journeys:

The People, the place, the journey

Experience the history of the High Plains region from the prehistoric period to present day through Thomas County Objects, stories, and photos.


Alphabet Soup:

The amazing abc`s of collecting

A new temporary exhibit with each of the cases representing a letter of the alphabet. The cases are filled with an array of artifacts, which represent the depth and variety of the collections.


Check out the Prairie Living Site tab at the top of the page for all outdoor exhibits!