In February of 1890 President Harrison proclaimed the territory
where Naper now stands open for settlement...and the
homesteaders came to build lives on the vast prairies of Nebraska
and the Dakotas.
Welcome to our town...Naper, Nebraska
Two early settlers, R. R. Naper and George Hotaling, each
relinquished 40 acres of their homesteads for a townsite. Over the
past thirteen decades people came, businesses were formed,
schools were built, and lives were lived. And Naper remains today
the home of proud people who love their community.
We also love our history. In 2003 the Naper Historical Society was
formed to celebrate our heritage and preserve today's news for
Naper's future generations.
So, we hope you enjoy our website...it tells the story of our town told from those early
settlers to today's residents.
Yours very truly,
The Board of the Naper Historical Society
P.S. Click Here to see some wonderful Naper images on this You Tube video.
The Historical Society purchased the Catholic Church and developed Heritage Hall museum
as a place to display school photos, family histories, Naper 28 memorabilia and other Naper-
related historical items. It was opened to the public May 28, 2004. Click Here to see a list of
all items in the museum.
The original Naper jail was moved into town and dedicated June 12, 2004.
August 8, 2004, a monument to the Naper 28 airmen was dedicated at Knoll Crest Cemetery.
After hundreds of hours of volunteer labor, the White Horse Ranch Museum was opened to
the public Memorial Day weekend, 2008.
The two museums, the jail, and the Naper 28 memorial at Knoll Crest Cemetery are all
available to the public. Stop in sometime!
|To contact the Naper Historical Society
By mail: Box 72, Naper NE 68755
By email: email@example.com
By phone: 402-832-5471