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The Bushwhacker Museum, housed in a renovated 1920s garage and Ford agency, serves as a repository of more than 150 years of Vernon County history. In the circa 1860 stone jail, visitors experience the cell-room of medieval malevolence, and visit the restored sheriff’s home.
Learn why the Osage tribe welcomed the first white settlers in the 1820s and why the tribe eventually left the region. Discover why Federal troops during the Civil War called Nevada “The Bushwhacker Capital”. Find out how the community survived and thrived after being burnt to the ground in 1863. Learn what life was like for the POWs at Camp Clark during WWII.
Open May 1-Oct. 31: Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $5; ages 12-17, $2; younger than 12, $1