209 East Webster
Genoa, NE 68640
PO Box 382
Genoa, NE 68640
Open from Memorial Day through Labor Day -- Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1 to 5 pm and is staffed by 'Docents'. Tours are available throughout the year by appointment.
Susan Mark, Secretary
The Indian Industrial School at Genoa was the fourth non-reservation boarding institution established by the Office of Indian Affairs. The facility opened on February 20, 1884, and, like other such schools, its mission was to educate and "civilize" Native American children.
The students that came to the Genoa Indian school were from more than 15 states and over 40 tribal Nations. In time the school grew from the original 74 students to an enrollment of 599, and encompassed over 30 buildings on 640 acres. The school closed in 1934. The Indian School building that remains is the Manual Training building.
The Manual Training building is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons from 1-5pm and is staffed by 'Docents'. Tours are available throughout the year by appointment. Contact Phil and Sandra Swantek at 402-993-6636 or Jerry and Nancy Carlson at 402-993-6055. Free will donations are appreciated.
To preserve the history of the Genoa US Federal Boarding School and to educate the public about its history. Preserving the cultures of the many Native Nations that had students attend is also part of our mission.
The US Native American boarding school was in operation for 50 years and taught many students. Now their descendants and the general public come to learn about what the students went through at the school. A part of National history whose effects are still being felt.
Some Pawnee artifacts, cultural material from school, wall murals, Native Nation Flags, blacksmithing artifacts, etc.
School records, student's recorded memories.
Throughout the year the Foundation and the Nebraska Humanities Council sponsor presentations, which are open to the public. An annual reunion/celebration is held each summer with many activities.
Non-profit organization governed by a board of directors.
Access: Students, Scholars, Members
Appointment required: Yes
Members of the Genoa US Indian School Foundation, Inc. receive quarterly newsletters to inform and update the membership of the various activities held at the Museum
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