Siouxland’s Adams House Museum, Ponca, NE

2 Oct

I visited the Adams House Museum in Ponca, Nebraska, this summer and enjoyed a throw back into time in the Nebraska area of Siouxland. Located just down the street from the Cook’s Blacksmith Shop, Jackie King-Coughlin, Ponca Historical Society president, was giving tours of the house and filling in some of the history and background of the former family residence and artifacts within. Such as the crank washing machine, the “3-D” picture viewer and information about the Adams family, no relation to those of TV fame.

There are so many gems that we can find in “our own backyard” that I am always grateful in stumbling across them while just driving about, and sometimes doing a little search on the internet. I haven’t explored Nebraska as much as I have Iowa, but I need to do more. Seeing what life was in former times is always fascinating and helpful in understanding how people lived then. Reprints for the Adams House can be found here.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City

3 Responses to “Siouxland’s Adams House Museum, Ponca, NE”

  1. S. Peterson June 11, 2014 at 4:10 am #

    I’m so happy to have found your article and photos of the Adams House in Ponca. As a small girl I went with my great grandmother and grandmother to visit Aunt Della Adams, and her daughter Ora. My ggmother (who also stayed in an upstairs room there for a short time in the early 40’s) was a sister of Samuel Green Adams, Della’s husband. Thank you so much for including this on your site!

  2. Rebecca June 11, 2017 at 2:43 pm #

    I would so love to visit this home as it was owned by my 2nd great uncle and his wife.

    • jerrymennenga June 11, 2017 at 5:09 pm #

      Then you should. We all put off things we would like to do, and never really take the time to do those things we want or should. Make a date to do it, and go. It’s well worth the visit.


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