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Hall of History

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Say hello to our “Oscar” and experience many other exhibits in the award-winning Boys Town Hall of History!

The Hall of History museum presents the unique history of Boys Town through permanent exhibits that use audio and video presentations. You’ll discover how Boys Town programs developed and how we continue our mission to change the way America cares for children and families.

The museum is located in the former dining hall built by Father Flanagan in 1939. Some of the artifacts on display include the Best Actor Oscar presented to Spencer Tracy for his role as Father Flanagan in the motion picture “Boys Town,” and the Flex bus that once carried Boys Town athletic teams across America. Visitors can listen to voices from the past to learn how Father Flanagan's revolution in child care began, and how Boys Town continues to work to improve the future of America’s children and families.

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