During the Fall Festival at the Nebraska Prairie Museum September 24, the Phelps County Visitors Committee took the opportunity to celebrate Phelps County Agricultural Soil Day and to congratulate the museum and the historical society for projects completed.
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed September 24, 2016 as Phelps County Agricultural Soil Day in recognition of the county being the home of Holdrege loam, the Nebraska State Soil. PCVC officials Jean Issler and Toni Williams announced the proclamation during the Fall Festival ceremonies.
Jean and Toni also presented plaques for completion of two projects that were funded in part by Facility Improvement Grants from PCVC. Dan Christensen, director of the museum , accepted a plaque for the installation of the George Lundeen bronze sculpture Harvest Dreams on the museum grounds. Patti Simpson accepted a plaque on behalf of the Phelps County Historical Society for its project at the Plum Creek Cemetery. A new directory was installed there giving an updated history, a new sign-in space for visitors and directions to the Nebraska Prairie Museum.