The Museum of the fur trade is a historic museum located in Nebraska, housed in a building which was once the James Bordeaux trading post built and established in 1837.
The museum began as an exhibition gallery when the trading post started but grew into what it is now, a fully developed museum featuring unique exhibits that showcase the history of the fur trade in Nebraska and nearby states. The Museum of the Fur Trade has also had the distinction of getting world renown thanks to the research that it has made over the past decades. The museum has become one of the biggest attractions for visitors of Nebraska pulling in a total of 40,000 visitors a year.
The museum fuses together a set of outstanding collections that help tell the story of the fur trading in its early days. This fur trade museum also features exhibits the everyday lives of different traders who traded with the locals including the Spanish, French and British traders. Different items and artifacts related to the trading of fur in Nebraska is also featured in the Museum of Fur Trade including belongings from mountain men, traders, professional hunters including buffalo hunters and Native American Indians.
Other permanent exhibits found in the museum include products that were commonly traded in the past including axes and firearms, textiles, costumes, paints, beads, ammunitions and cutlery.
The Museum of Fur Trade is open from 8 am to 5 pm from Mondays through Saturdays with an admission fee of $5 for adults with children getting inside for free. Tourists can also check out other nearby attractions including Yellowstone National Park and the Black Hills.