The Knight Museum and Sandhills Center
Website: Knight Museum

This innovative historical Museum features five areas of local history including: Life in the Sandhills, Native American life, Life in the Country, Life in the Town and The Railroad that tied it all together. The secondary theme of Rogues, Rascals, and Visionaries gives you  a look at the personalities that settled the area but  you’ll have to figure out who is what!  Pioneer memorabilia, Native American artifacts and railroad history are some of the highlights of  the collection. Visitors to the museum can get a glimpse of the life lived by the people who settled in the Nebraska Sandhills. The Knight Museum and Sandhills Center is famous for a broad range of genealogy research as most of the city and county records, and many Western Nebraska records are contained in a digital database as well as in the original form and all are available to the public.
The Knight Museum and Sandhills Center is now in their new home and open for business.
Stop by and see us if you are in town or feel free to cruise our site and contact the staff and volunteers for more information.
Museum phone number is (308) 762-2384
E-mail is

The Knight Museum and Sandhills Center
908 Yellowstone
P.O. Box D
Alliance, NE 69301
Contact: Heritage Room
We are looking for DONATIONS of any surrounding COUNTY HISTORY BOOKS for our new library.
We are also trying to complete our collection of local high school yearbooks.
If you have any of these for Alliance High School, Alliance St. Agnes, or
Hemingford High School please consider donating them.
Please contact Becci  at the above phone number or e-mail address:
We are also always looking for Volunteers to help transcribe records and do various geneology tasks at the museum.
We have these collections available now:
County Civil/Criminal Court Dockets 1916-1948
Pre 1913 County Atlas
1913 Box Butte County Atlas
Approx. 3,000 photos
Assorted local business ledgers, including Richard/Comstock Ranch
Assorted Alliance High School Annuals
school newspaper "The Spud"
Misc. School records and pictures, both in town and rural
Misc. Alliance Newspapers 1890-1990, including souvenir editions from
1897, 1904,1915, 1930, 1943, 1963, 1967, 1988
Misc. Scrapbooks, obituaries, family collections, manuscripts and  biographies
Records from local clubs, WTCU, Historical Society, Garden Club,
Several Extension Clubs, Church groups, etc.
County Histories:
From Dinosaurs to Steam Engines by Phillips & Ball 1939
Prairie Pioneers by Mae Manion/Box Butte County Historical Society 1970
Box Butte History compiled by Hugh Bunnel 1988
Hemingford NE Centennial by local committee 1986
Compendium of Western Nebraska 1940
Microfilm of all Box Butte County Newspapers
Burial Records, Tombstone photos and Obituaries
Marriage records
Various information from surrounding counties
Most of the county records, census records, burial information, films, obituaries, marriage abstracts, land records, and many, many books can be found at the Knight Museum!  Check there first!
1. If anyone wrote to us and never recieved an answer, please resubmit a request with a current mailing address to send things to. We are updating our files and trying to get caught up.
2. Always include a written address with a research question.
3. All research is sent at no cost but donations are always welcome.
4. We have added the Landa Funeral Home records and the Hyannis, NE Cemetery but do not have the indexes up yet. We will have all of the Box Butte Co., Court records from 1887 to 1920 by winter. 

Sallows Military Museum


The Sallows Military Museum exhibits detail our country's military history and the WWII Alliance Army Air Base.
Summer Hours
Daily - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Winter Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
1100 Niobrara Avenue
To arrange alternate visiting hours or schedule a group, please contact the Sallows Military Museum at 308-762-2385.


This page was last updated April 15, 2016.

© 2016 by the Box Butte County Coordinator
for the NEGenWeb Project