The Bushwacker Museum creates an informal atmosphere that adds to its appeal to all ages. It houses interactive exhibits including Native American displays that children become fascinated with. The Museum occupies more than 10,000 square feet of exhibit space and it encompasses a variety of interests. Its exhibits feature prehistoric tools and fossils as well as antique medical instruments, women?s wedding finery, Civil War artifacts, antique carriages, children?s toys, antique saddles, early fire department memorabilia, and old handmade quilts.
Together with the Bushwacker Jail Museum, the Bushwacker Museum has been serving as a repository of over 150 years of Vernon County History as it enables visitors to be enlightened on the 150 year-history of Vernon County as well as the region?s heritage. It provides the story of the first inhabitants and the first white settlers of the region. The development and establishment of Nevada as the Bushwacker Capital by the Federal troops during the Civil War are also among the stories the Museum shares to guests, together with the means of survival of the community.
The Museum is housed in a renovated 1920?s garage space and Ford agency.