Pioneer Village is a museum run by the non-profit Harold Warp Pioneer Village Foundation. It began as a private museum and tourist attraction to showcase the development of technology, especially in the United States, from the pioneer days of 1830 to about 1953, when the village opened. Pioneer Village opened to the public in June of 1953 and was fully stocked with historical artifacts and buildings bought by founder Harold Warp just for this use. When I last visited in 1974, the village boasted over 30,000 artifacts, but now claims over 50,000 historical items, so the collection has grown. It is now the largest private collection of Americana anywhere. Nearly all items have been restored to working order. On Roadtrip-'62's Day 28, we spent half a day as we crossed Nebraska's prairie on US-6!