Sherman County Historical Society

About Us

About Us
Mission Statement: To collect and preserve the history and heritage of Sherman County.

Sherman County Historical Society is a Non-Profit tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1977 to collect and preserve the history and heritage of Sherman County. It is funded by membership dues, private donations, grants, as well as an annual allocation from the County.

The Sherman County Historical buildings are open every Sunday during the summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day from 1 to 4 p.m. and any time by appointment.

  • Donna Trompke         308-750-3325
  • Linda Wilke-Heil
  • Research Center        308-745-5545 (Leave Message)


Join us today and help us make a change for the future!

Get involved

  • Research Center, 740 "O" Street, Loup City, NE 68853-0362

Officers and Board Members

Donna Trompke


Becky Butler


Linda Wilke-Heil


Rose A. Kowalski


Tim Edwards

Board Member

Kevin Fulton

Board Member

Joy Hostetler

Board Member

Stephanie Riessland

Board Member

Patti Ann Kowalski

Board Member

Eldon Kieborz

Board Member


Hanshew Building

Hanshew Building

The Hanshew Building is located at 740 "O" Street in Loup City, NE.

Read More
Research Center

Research Center

The Research Center with numerous family history files, boxes of early Sherman County photos, early newspapers, among other genealogical records.

Read More
Ohlsen-Jenner House

Ohlsen-Jenner House

The Ohlsen-Jenner is a two-story brick building built about 1900 which has items from Jenner's Amusement Park and the Loup City Riot of 1934 as well as old photographs; furniture, clothing and artifacts' from early Sherman County.

Read More
Hawk School

Hawk School

The Hawk School was built in 1874 and includes an original country school classroom.

Read More
Austin School

Austin School

Austin School was once a grade school and a high school. It now houses various displays of great interest.

Read More
Marcy Building

Marcy Building

The Marcy Building displays items and information about the professional businesses and people of Sherman County.

Read More
Elsner-Clark Hall

Elsner-Clark Hall

The Elsner-Clark Exhibit Hall is used for many exhibits as well as monthly meetings.

Read More


A merry-go-round that was moved to its present location at the SCHS from the Hawk School.

Read More

Publications for Sale

The Sherman County Historical Society has several publications for sale. Below are the names and prices of those publications. Postage for mailing is extra. All prices include sales tax.

For copies of any publication, contact Donna Trompke at or by phoning (308) 750-3325; or Linda Wilke-Heil at 308-745-0714. Mail order requests may be sent to: Sherman County Historical Society, P.O. Box 362, Loup City, NE 68853-0362. Thanks!

1904 Plat Map of Sherman County, reprint$30
1920 Plat Map of Sherman County, reprint$20
Country School Scrapbook of County Superintendent L.H. Hansen$35
History of the Sherman County Times 1877-1969 by Diana J. Keith$30
Vintage postcards; various Sherman County scenes & buildings$2 each B&W; $1 each color
Book of Facts (1873 - 1897) by George Benschoter$10
Sherman County Centennial Souvenir Edition ( 1973)$15
A Brief History of Sherman County (1872 - 1952) by Meroe Owens$25
Brief History of the Redfern Popcorn Stand by Carl Throckmorton & Jack Schoening$5
Calico Corners (1905 -1910) by Calla Petersen$15
Loup City Riot 1934 by Dennis Welty$10
Arline Clark's 1934 Riot Scrapbook$10
1930 Guide to Jenner's Park (copy of original guide)$15
1934 Guide to Jenner's Park (special reprint, limited quantity)$15
Selected photos of Jenner's Park (a photo book)$20
Fuel Tank at Central Filling, Loup City, NE Photo Book

What's Going On!

Monthly Meeting

Monthly meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Elsner-Clark Exhibit Hall.

  • Date: 10/21/2019 07:30 PM
  • Location: 561 South 7th Street, Loup City, NE, USA (Map)

Read More

Membership Information

Sherman Count Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt organization. Sherman County Historical Society's fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. Monetary donations and memberships provide our support. Memberships are available at the following costs:

$20 per year
$15 per year
$30 per year
Lifetime (Individual)
$100 per year

Membership Form (application for membership.pdf)

Unable to volunteer? Help with a donation! (Donation_Form.pdf.)

Correspondence can also be sent to:

Sherman County Historical Society, P.O. Box 362, Loup City, NE 68853-0362

Link to Loup City, NE page

Link to SCHS Facebook page

Link to Find a Grave page