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Mari Sandoz

High Plains Heritage Center

The Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center celebrates the life and literature of author Mari Sandoz. The Center also looks at the cultural, history, and ecology of the High Plains.


The C.F. Coffee Gallery, located on the lower level of the High Plains Center’s Chicoine Atrium, exclusively examines the origin and development of the cattle industry in the High Plains region of Western Nebraska, Western South Dakota and Eastern Wyoming. While many museums focus on local ranching history and culture, the C.F. Coffee Gallery approaches the ranching industry from a regional perspective, showcasing interpretative exhibits and archives that extend cultural, literary and historical knowledge of the regional cattle ranching industry by the people who shaped it.


Archives are available for students and teachers to examine. The collections held at the Center reflect the culture and history of the myriad, diverse people who have encountered this region and the ecology of the High Plains. Funding is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for researchers who use the Center’s archives. Additional information about funding, please contact the Center.


Tours are also available. Archives and Collections open by appointment during regular hours

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(308) 432-6401

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

                             1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

                  1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Free admission


Chadron State College

1000 Main Street

Chadron, NE 69337

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