Miles Maryott

Another important artist that was associated with the historic hotel where the museum is located was Miles Maryott. Maryott’s parents managed the hotel after the Cozads sold it to Stephen Hendee in 1883. Miles grew up to be a painter, taxidermist, and hunting guide. However, he shot and killed the sheriff of Oshkosh, Nebraska, was tried and convicted and spent the rest of his life in the state penitentiary where he was a prolific painter.