The History Center uses exhibits, both on-site and on-line, to showcase some of our vast collections of documents and photographs.
Native Plants at The History Center
Our Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans) can grow up to 4 feet tall and produces dramatic seed heads in early fall. Indiangrass is a larval food source for butterflies, particularly Pepper and Salt Skippers. Small mammals and birds eat the seeds and also use the grass as a source of nesting material. The tall bunches have a metallic gold sheen in the warm seasons that changes to a gold and purple in the fall, when it begins to bloom. This grass is a sod-former, making it useful in prairie restoration efforts.