Sage memorial Museum
The Brownville Historical Society welcomes visitors to the Sage Memorial museum which opened April 23, 2016. The museum features Native American history in Nebraska and surrounding states. The Society owns a collection of 59 Frank Rinehart photos taken at the 1898 Indian Congress and Trans-Mississippi Exposition in Omaha.
Rinehart was selected as the exclusive official photographer for the Exposition. He and his assistant, Adolph Muhr, photographed more than 500 delegates to the Indian Congress including the great Chiefs Geronimo, Red Cloud and White Swan.
The museum also features:
Displays of Iowa, Sac & Fox tribes
Governor Furnas as Indian Agent for Omaha, Winnebago and Ponca tribes
Fused glass medicine wheel
1956 Society Planned giving listing
Bob and Melva Sage Memorial display
Lewis & Clark Exhibit
Half Breed Tract display
Max Mason and Iowa Tribe
Native American artifacts in display case