Calendar of Events

Mar
15
Mon
all-day American Plains Artist Signature...
American Plains Artist Signature...
Mar 15 – May 22 all-day
American Plains Artist Signature Show
The Petrified Wood and Art Gallery of Ogallala will host the American Plains Artist Signature Show March 15 through May 22, 2021.   Opening and Closing Receptions will be March 15 and May 22, 2021 from[...]
Apr
27
Tue
all-day Photo Art Exhibit
Photo Art Exhibit
Apr 27 – May 23 all-day
Photo Art Exhibit
Don’t miss your chance to see selections from Joel Sartore’s Photo Ark – on display April 27 through May 23 at the Lake McConaughy Visitors and Water Interpretive Center! Sponsored by the Ogallala Regional Arts[...]
May
1
Sat
all-day Catfish Classic
Catfish Classic
May 1 – May 2 all-day
Contact: Darrell Morrow (308)778-5879
May
22
Sat
all-day Shut Up & Fish
Shut Up & Fish
May 22 – May 23 all-day
Contact: Chad Vogl (308)355-2321

Arthur County

Nestled in the heart of the Nebraska Sandhills, Arthur is home to the Baled Hay Church, built in 1928.  Because conventional materials were expensive and difficult to find in that time and place, the Pilgrim Holiness congregation built the church out of baled rye straw with a stucco coating.  The church is listed in the National Register of Historic Place for its unique construction, associated with the history of settlement of the Sandhills.

Other points of interest in this tiny ranching community include the original Arthur County Courthouse and Jail, a tiny building located on Marshall Street between Fir and Elms Streets.   Believed to be the smallest court house to have been used in the United States, it now serves as a museum.