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Upcoming Events
May
1
Sun
all-day Meadowlark Hill Lilac Collection @ 14 Miles SE of Ogallala
Meadowlark Hill Lilac Collection @ 14 Miles SE of Ogallala
May 1 – May 14 all-day
Meadowlark Hill Lilac Collection @ 14 Miles SE of Ogallala | Ogallala | Nebraska | United States
Max and Darlene Peterson have one of the largest private collections of lilacs in the world, with over 800 varieties. Directions:  From Ogallala, go south on Hwy 61 about ten miles.  A sign on the[...]
May
10
Tue
6:00 pm Boating Safety Class @ MPCC Ogallala Extended Campus
Boating Safety Class @ MPCC Ogallala Extended Campus
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – May 12 @ 9:00 pm
Boating Safety Class @ MPCC Ogallala Extended Campus | Ogallala | Nebraska | United States
Six-hour classroom based boating safety course. Two three-hour classes, Tuesday and Thursday.  Required of motorized boat operators born after 12/31/1985. Minimum age to take course is 14 or turning 14 this season. $10 fee for[...]

Mansion on the Hill

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An authentic Victorian style home, the Mansion on the Hill was Ogallala’s finest residence when it was completed in 1887. Today, it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and is a favorite with visitors to Ogallala.

The Mansion was built by L.A. Brandhoefer, and was made of red brick kilned at the local brick factory. The home was first occupied for any length of time by the H.L. McWilliams family.  Mr. McWilliams was a local banker, and his wife enjoyed entertaining from the beautiful home.

Located at the corner of West 10th and Spruce Street, the mansion has many unique features, including ten foot ceilings, sixteen inch thick solid brick walls, walnut shuttered windows, and solid brass hardware throughout. Other attractions include two beautifully hand carved cherry wood fireplaces, carved corner blocks and panel inserts on doors and window frames, and ornate curved staircase leading to the second floor.

Visitors may also tour the authentic one room school house on the Mansion grounds. Built in 1902, the District #7 school house was originally located 5 miles south of Roscoe.

Owned by the Keith County Historical Society, the Mansion and school house have been preserved and maintained as historical landmarks and visitor attractions.

The Mansion is open from the Friday before Memorial Day through the Sunday before Labor Day, Tuesday through Saturday 9:00-4:00, Sundays 11:00-4:00, and closed Mondays.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.