Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center

Established: 2002
Physical Location/Address: Chadron State College
City: Chadron
County: Dawes County
Hours: 8am-Noon, 1 pm- 4pm Monday-Friday; 9 am-Noon, 1 pm-4pm Saturday. Closed Sunday and College Holidays
Organization’s email: [email protected]
Organization’s Phone: (308) 432-6401
Link to website or Social Media: FB:Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center #sandozcenter Google+: Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center
Special events or exhibits relating to Nebraska’s 150: and
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.

(Photo by Daniel Binkard/Chadron State College)