History of Odessa Historisches Museum
Last updated 6/15/2023 at 8:35am
ODESSA — The Historisches Museum was conceived in 1970 and incorporated in 1971 with the establishment of a historical society to serve the Southwest Lincoln County area.
As a physician, new to the Odessa area, Dr. John E. Gahringer was impressed by the historical accounts that patients and neighbors recounted to him regarding the settlement of the land by German-Russian immigrants. He realized it was important that this special German-Russian heritage be preserved.
About this same time, Dr. Gahringer had purchased an empty building in which to store his own personal historical collecti...