There's always something great going on at Pioneer Village!
Million Dollar Match Fund Raiser
An anonymous donor has stepped forward and has offered to match every dollar the museum receives in donations up to 1 million dollars. The funds will go to updates and improvements in the facilities, existing displays and new exhibits! Contact us for more information or to make a tax-deductable donation.
May 30, 2015
Swim, Bike & Run in the 2nd Annaul Minden Triathlon on May 30, 2015. Contact the Minden Chamber for more information.
June 6 & 7, 2015
Pioneer Village Days
Our 62nd year of "Showing Man's Progress". Special anniversary sales in our gift shop complement special weekend room rates. Call us for details
June 6, 2015
In Lines International Car Club
Members of the In Lines International Car Club will be at the Pioneer Village and displaying their wonderful automobiles around the "Village Green".( weather permitting)
June 6, 2015
Fiber Fun Day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Prairie Fibers Weavers and Spinners Guild artisans will be demonstrating various fiber arts to honor the memory of Lois Nelson, a founding member of the Guild, who shared her love of the fiber arts with others by teaching and demonstrating spinning and weaving at the Pioneer Village for more than 40 years. Spinning, weaving and the use of natural dyes are some of the activities the Guild with be demonstrating.
June 12 - 14, 2015
FACES Motorcycle Rally
The FACES Rally is a motorcycle event for all bikes held every June since 2002 to raise money and bring awareness for FACES: The National Craniofacial Association. Events during the rally include a fun run, bike show, bike games, hog roast, bands, vendors, silent auction, fireworks display, and other activities. The rally is held in Upland, Nebraska just 15 miles south of Minden.
Minden Street Dance
Watch for more information about this fun night of music & dancing under the stars in downtown Minden.
July 4, 2015
Echoes of Independence
The Maverick band performs a traditional Big Band concert.
August 22, 2015
Christmas City Classic Car Show
Watch for upcoming information about the Christmas City Classic Car Show held on the downtown Minden square.
October 17, 2015
Experience the talent of local band & flag corps as they march the main streets of Minden. The parade starts at 1:00. Following the parade, head on out to the Minden football field and watch bands perform in the field competitions. Awards are announced later in the afternoon.
November 27, 2015
An afternoon full of family friendly activites, photos with Mr./Mrs. Claus, free movie, kids carnival, lighted parade watch for more details.
November 28, 2015
Light of the World Pageant
A 30 minute presentation of the Christmas story presented on the downtown square beginning at 7:00pm. Dress warmly and bring lawn chairs.
Light of the World Pageant A 30 minute presentation of the Christmas story presented on the downtown square beginning at 7:00pm. Dress warmly and bring lawn chairs.
December 13, 2015 Light of the World Pageant A 30 minute presentation of the Christmas story presented on the downtown square beginning at 7:00pm. Dress warmly and bring lawn chairs.
March - April 2016
Sandhill Crane Watchers Special
Every Spring the come... A half million Sandhill Cranes! Some of the best Crane viewing areas are just 10 minutes north of the Pioneer Village. Watch the Cranes in the early morning, rest and relax among the 50,000 historic items in the Pioneer Village during the afternoon and return to see the Cranes gather at sunset, a perfect day. Ask about our special package that includes two 2 day admission passes for you and your guest to the Pioneer Village and one night in a spacious comfortable room at the Pioneer Motel. If you would like to take in all the Crane viewing areas while you are here, add a second night at the Pioneer Motel and receive a third day admission pass for both you and your guest to the Pioneer Village Free.