Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center
|Physical Location/Address:||Chadron State College|
|Hours:||8am-Noon, 1 pm- 4pm Monday-Friday; 9 am-Noon, 1 pm-4pm Saturday. Closed Sunday and College Holidays|
|Organization’s Phone:||(308) 432-6401|
|Link to website or Social Media:||www.sandozcenter.com FB:Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center #sandozcenter Google+: Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center|
|Special events or exhibits relating to Nebraska’s 150:||https://ne150.org/program/time-capsule-mari-sandoz-heritage-society/ and http://www.marisandoz.org/events_activities/2017_conference/|
|Description:||The former Chadron State College Carnegie-style library serves as the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center. The Center features exhibits on the cattle ranching history of the region in the C.F. Coffee Gallery, Mari Sandoz in the Gottschalk Gallery, and temporary exhibitions in the Kiewit Gallery. The Center also features various other collections related to the American West and Chadron State College. An adjacent two-story atrium,named for lead donors Vernon P. and Madge Fortune Chicoine, provides additional space for exhibits, meetings, social events, seminars, and workshops.
In addition to the development of the Center itself, the area surrounding the Center supports the work that goes on inside. These areas include the campus-wide arboretum, the hiking-biking heritage trail, and the heritage gardens.