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Points of Interest
Located 22 miles west of Columbus, Neb., on Highway 22, Genoa strives to maintain a safe and comfortable community in which to live. The city owns a public swimming pool and park facility which includes three ball diamonds, camping hookups and several park shelters.
One of the main attractions in Genoa is the United States Indian School. Between 1884 and 1934, the Genoa Indian Industrial School educated and taught trades to children of Native American descent. Today the Indian School Museum is housed in the school building. Visitors can tour the school grounds and see murals painted by Indian children. Included in this museum is a pictorial exhibit depicting life on the campus of the Genoa Indian School. In 1990, the Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation was founded to support additions to the buildings, organize Indian School reunions and to preserve the heritage of this national historical site. Visit the Genoa U.S. Indian School on Facebook.
The Genoa Historical Museum is located on main street and houses the Allen B. Atkins Pawnee Indian Artifact Collection. Artifacts in this collection were found within a five mile radius of Genoa. Other features include collections of the Mormons and an exhibit of Genoa history.
The Genoa U.S. Indian School’s 27th Reunion/Celebration will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016. Check out the schedule of events for more information.
For more information, write the Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation, P.O. Box 382, Genoa, NE 68640. A booklet is available through this address entitled “Genoa Historical Stars.” Information is also available from the Genoa City Office, P.O. Box 279, Genoa, Neb. 68640, or call (402) 993-2330.
Pawnee Senior Center
The Pawnee Senior Center provides recreational programs for senior citizens. Noon meals are provided on Monday through Friday and an evening meal on Tuesdays. Various activities at the center include cards, bingo, band, and blood pressure clinics. For more information, contact the Senior Center 402-993-6002.