The Knight Museum and Sandhills Center

The Knight Museum and Sandhills Center staff is happy to welcome you to our new museum home.

The Heritage Room is open and busy with a wonderful staff of volunteers to assist you in you research. If you cannot travel to see our beautiful building be sure to contact us with your requests via

e-mail at: 

Our mailing address is:

Knight Museum and Sandhills Center

PO Box D

Alliance, NE 69301

Phone 308-762-2384


gift shop  

The new gift shop is open for business and we carry most local authors as well as historical and genealogy books about the area. This is a great place to pick up gifts for friends and family. The gallery area is completed and a great place to spend an afternoon learning about the area and its people.


The research room (now known as the Heritage Room) is well stocked with family histories, books, old court records, diaries, indexes, manuscripts, local high school yearbooks, microfilm, old photos, newspapers, original birth, marriage, and death records, and much, much more.

research room
microfilm The microfilm machine and office equipment make researching your family history so much easier and more efficient. The staff and volunteers are on hand to help you find what you need, as well as suggest other avenues to explore

The filing cabinets are full of local family files as well as past research information. Files are also maintained on businesses and industries active in Alliance in the past. If you know of a family members occupation, we also have files on many occupations in the area and prominent citizens who practiced here.




Open Alliance

Alliance is also the home of the Sallows Military Museum with many displays, as well as information on the Alliance Airbase that was active near Alliance during World War II.

So next time you are in the area stop in and say Hi to Becci and Tracy and their group of dedicated volunteers.