Garden County Museums - Oshkosh
Open Hours - Memorial Day through Labor Day
Tuesday - Sunday 1:00 am - 5:00 pm
By appointment - call 308-778-6123
NO ADMISSION FEE
Rock School Museum: 315 West Ave G, Oshkosh NE
The Rock School served as a school from 1905 – 1914, as well as a hall for society and church meetings. Later it was rented as a residence, often to more than one family at a time. The Rock School Museum contains a large collection of arrowheads, pioneer memorabilia, fossils, farm machinery and local history.
Silver Hill Theater Museum: 501 West 1st, Oshkosh NE
The Silver Hill Museum was constructed in 1906, originally serving the community as an opera house and gathering place. It later served as the location of the Silver Hill Movie Theater. The museum includes local celebrity Miles Maryott’s collection of local birds, period tableaux, and the original theater movie projector. (A biography of Maryott by S.A.Sullivan is available locally and tells of this talented man's fall and murder of the local sheriff.)
Museums are operated by the Garden County Historical Society.
PO Box 193, Oshkosh, NE 69154.
Click here for Opera House history.