Exploring the Milligan Auditorium

MILLIGAN, Neb.- When visiting main street in Milligan, you'll probably notice the majestic auditorium building.

The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and it was built in 1929. "We do a lot of weddings here, some funerals, many private functions. The community is trying really hard to keep this building up and running," community resident Todd Pribyl said. "It takes a lot of people to donate their time, and I'm not the only one," Pribyl said.

Pribyl is busy with a restaurant in town that used to be known as Evening with Friends. He and a group of friends opened it after it closed for a year. He's also involved with the Milligan auditorium. He says there's plenty of history surrounding the building. He say that during World War II, the community of Fairmont had an air base, and that airmen from the base would walk down the railroad tracks from the base to Milligan to attend functions at the auditorium. He says that airmen would also come from the Bruning Air Base.

When asked if he had any advice for other towns that might be looking to save old buildings he said that it should be done. He says it's important to keep old buildings and history alive.