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Adams County Museums
varied exhibits and a planetarium, this museum also offers many
history exhibits and artifacts. People on the Plains is an
exhibit of how early inhabitants of the area survived and lived.
This exhibit includes many artifacts used by the American
Indians on the Great Plains. Other history exhibits
feature an authentic 1857 log cabin built by John Adams which
was moved here from Gage County. Located at 1330 N.
Burlington Avenue in Hastings, NE.
Antelope County Museums
Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park
The park is the
site of an incredibly preserved fossil bed. Visitors can
start their visit at the Visitors Center, then on to the Hubbard
Rhino Barn where new discoveries continue to be unearthed.
Nature trails are throughout the park, giving visitors a chance
to view the ancient fossils. Located at 86930 517 Avenue
in Royal, NE.
Neligh Mill State Historic Site [History & Photos]
in 1873, the 1880s mill equipment is still intact and the
history of flour milling in Nebraska is recounted on the tour.
Located on N Street at Wylie Drive in Neligh, NE.
Antelope County Museum & Old Jail Museum
Organized by the
Antelope County Historical Society, there are 3 buildings
maintained by the society. The main museum is housed in
the old county jail. Other buildings include the Pioneer
Church and a reproduction log cabin. Artifacts include
extensive collections of early documents and photos. The
Old Jail Museum is located at the intersection of Hwy 275 and
6th Street in Neligh, NE. The Antelope County Historical
Society is located at 509 L Street.
Banner County Museums
Banner County Museum Complex
The museum complex is operated by the Banner
County Historical Society and features the main museum building,
a sod house, a log house, a Church, general store, a
schoolhouse, and other historic buildings. The museum
features hundreds of historical artifacts and items from the
prehistoric times through the pioneer sodbuster days.
Living history demonstrations are held in various parts of the
complex at events and educational activities. Located at
200 N. Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, NE.
Boone County Museums
Boone County Historical Museum
Housed in the old
White Star filling station and rural school, the museum is
dedicated to the preservation and display of Boone County
history. Located at 1025 W. Fairview Street in Albion, NE
Box Butte County Museums
Dobby's Frontier Town is a collection of historic
buildings which were saved from destruction by Kenneth Dobby
Lee. The buildings are being preserved and gives visitors
a glimpse into what life was like in a frontier town of Western
Nebraska. Located at 320 East 25th Street (Nance road) in
Sallows Military Museum
Museum is focused on the remembrance of the men and women who
served our country in times of conflict. Exhibits include
weapons, uniforms, memorabilia, photographs, and written
documents. Displayed items are primarily from individuals
with connection to the Western Nebraska area. Located at
1101 Niobrara Avenue in Alliance, NE.
Boyd County Museums
Butte Community Historical Center and Museum on Facebook
Housed inside the former 1909 parochial school,
the museum features historical objects, books,
photographs, and other items related to the history of Butte,
Nebraska. Located at the corner of 2nd and Broadway
Streets in Butte, NE.
Brown County Museums
Brown County Historical Society Museum
The Brown County
Historical Society Museum is housed in the 1918 Coleman House
and features collections of historical items from Brown County
and Nebraska cultural history. Located at 456 Old Highway
No. 7 in Ainsworth, NE.
Heritage Society and Heritage House Museum
features exhibits related to the local history of Long Pine,
Nebraska. Located at 199 W. 3rd Street in Long Pine, NE.
The museum features
historic objects of the area and an interpretive display about
the Nebraska sandhills. Located at the corner of US
Highway 20 & Main Street in Ainsworth, NE.
Kearney State Historical Park & Museum
Built in 1848, Fort
Kearney was built to protect the Oregon Trail emigrants.
An interpretive center gives visitors insight into the history
of the fort. Archeological exploration is being performed
at the site.
The George W. Frank House
Built in 1886, the
Frank house was the first house west of the Missouri River to be
wired for electricity upon it's construction. Furthermore,
the house boasted indoor plumbing and steam radiators. The
house has been placed on the National Register of Historic
Places and today is a house museum which may be toured.
Located on the campus of the University of Nebraska at 2010
University Drive in Kearney, NE.
The Gibbon Heritage Center
The museum holds a
collection of over 9000 items telling the history of area
schools and businesses. Includes an historic church with
religious memorabilia. Located at the corner of 2nd Street
and Court Street in Gibbon, NE.
Great Platte River Road Archway Monument
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Created to look like
a covered bridge, the monument pays tribute to the Americans who
travelled the Great Platte River Road, a long and difficult
route across the prairies and South Pass. Located across
Interstate 80 at Exit 272 in Kearney, NE.
Nebraska Firefighters Museum and Education Center
features firefighting equipment and memorabilia along with the
Nebraska Firefighters Hall of Fame and a memorial in remembrance
of those who have made sacrifices. Located at 2434 E. 1st
Street in Kearney, NE.
Operated by the
Buffalo County Historical Society, the museum features exhibits
and artifacts related to the history of Kearney and Buffalo
County, NE along with several historical buildings which have
been moved to the site. Located on the original Mormon
Trail at 710 W. 11th Street in Kearney, NE.
Burt County Museums
Burt County Museum
The local history museum operates
Houston House plus the
School House & Annex and a
Family Research Center.
Located at 319 N 13th Street in Tekamah, NE.
The Decatur Museum on Facebook
The museum is focused on the preservation of
local history including both physical artifacts as well as the
stories of families from the village of Decatur. Located
at 400 W 8th Street in Decatur, NE.
Swedish Heritage Center
Located in Oakland, Nebraska, learn about Swedish culture and
enjoy the many Swedish activities offered such as a real old
fashioned Swedish Festival.
Cass County Museums
Bess Streeter Aldrich House
Bess Streeter Aldrich
is known as one of the finest writers to hail from Nebraska.
The home is beautifully furnished with period pieces and
furnishings, while the museum tells the story of this author of
early Nebraska life. While the house is at 204 E. F Street
and offers guided tours by appointment, the Aldrich Museum
(included in house admission) is located at 124 West D Street in
Cass County Historical Society Museum
The museum is dedicated to the preservation of
history since settlement in 1854. Visitors will learn
about the early pioneers, view exhibits and artifacts related to
the history of Cass County Operated by the Cass County
Historical Society. Located at 646 Main in Plattsmouth,
Elmwood G.A.R. Hall Museum
Because so many Union soldiers homesteaded in
Elmwood, a very active G.A.R. Post was established here.
Today, that G.A.R. Hall has been fully renovated and turned into
a Veterans' museum. Located at 124 East D Street in
Greenwood Depot Museum on Facebook
Housed inside the historic Greenwood train depot,
the museum is operated by the Greenwood Historical Society.
Local and railroad history are featured. Open by
appointment. Call 402-430-0238. Located at 440 Broad
Street in Greenwood, NE.
Heritage House Museum
The four building
complex features an 1866 house, a homeopathic doctor's office, a
business museum and pioneer and archaeological displays related
to the history of Weeping Water and the surrounding area
of Nebraska. Located at 215 W. Eldora in Weeping Water,
Joseph Cook Log Cabin
Operated by the Cass County Historical Society,
the 1868 log cabin which belonged to Joseph and Mary Cook, is
located at the corner of Second and Main in Plattsmouth, NE.
Open by appointment only.
The Murdock Museum
The Murdock Museum is focused on the local
history of Murdock. Located at 9014 310th Street in
Prairie Country School, 1892
Prairie Country School on Facebook
The recreated one-room schoolhouse features an
authentic classroom and serves to educate the public and
children about the schooldays of the past. Located at 3rd
& Railroad Street in Murdock, NE.
Cedar County Museums
County Historical Museum
Housed inside the former A. K. Lammers house
built in 1900, the museum is operated by the Cedar County
Historical Society. The museum features exhibits of
historical items related to the past of Cedar County as well as
the society's collection of historic documents, records and
photographs. Located at 304 West Franklin Street in
Chase County Museums
Champion Mill State Historical Park
The site features a
restored water-powered flour mill. Located in Champion,
Cherry County Museums
Bowring Ranch Working Ranch and Living History Museum
Merriman, the ranch is a living history museum where visitors
can learn about ranching, homesteading and other information
related to the Sandhills and Bowrings.
surviving high school in Nebraska was built in 1897.
Valentine High School houses museum exhibits of historic
artifacts including a collection of over 1700 bells, a military
room and more. The building is rumored to be haunted.
Located at 3rd and Macomb Streets in Valentine, NE.
Cherry County Historical Society Museum
The museum is
operated by the Cherry County Historical Society and maintains
an extensive library of microfilm records and newspaper files
related to the local history of Cherry County. Exhibits
include Native American artifacts, homesteaders history, cattle
ranching, Fort Niobrara and antique items from the days of the
pioneers who homesteaded in Cherry County. Located at the
intersection of US Highway 20 and 83 in Valentine, NE.
The museum features
antique automobiles, firearms, farm machinery and implements
along with other unusual items related to the history of the
local Valentine area. Located on Highway US 20, west of
Main Street in Valentine, NE.
Colfax County Museums
Schuyler / Colfax County Museum
Schuyler Historical Society Museum on Facebook
The museum features historical displays related
to the history of Schuyler and Colfax County, Nebraska.
Located at 309 E 11th Street in downtown Schuyler, NE.
Cuming County Museums
Cuming County Historical Museum Complex
The complex features several buildings filled
with historical displays. Buildings include the 1904
Chicago Northwestern Depot, St. Matthew's Church, a 1912
schoolhouse, a Union Pacific caboose, the Dinklage Heritage
Museum and a building containing antique machinery and tractors.
Located on the County Fairgrounds at the corner of Washington
Street and Mill Street in West Point, NE.
John G. Neihardt State Historic Center
Famous poet, John
G. Neihardt, lived in Bancroft, Nebraska from 1900-1920.
Visitor will see the poet's study where he worked and learn
about the life and times of John G. Neihardt. Located at
the corner of Elm Street & Washington Street in Bancroft, NE.
Wisner Heritage Museum
Wisner Heritage Museum on Facebook
The Wisner Heritage
Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the local history of
Wisner, Nebraska. Located at 922 Avenue E in Wisner, NE.
Custer County Museums
Boneyard Creation Museum
The museum is devoted to the display of
scientific evidence for creation and showing the difference
between evolution and creation. Located at 1709 S E Street
in Broken Bow, NE.
Custer County Historical Society Museum
Focus is on 19th
century life in Custer County, NE. Located at 445 So. 9th
Avenue in Broken Bow, NE.
Dowse Sod House
Dowse Sod House is one of the few remaining
original and furnished sod houses in Nebraska. Built in
1900 by William Ryan Dowse, Located at 80560 Oak Grove
Road in Comstock, NE.
Dakota County Museums
The O'Connor House
The 14 room mansion was built 1865-1875 as a home
for Captain Cornelius O'Connor and family. The house today
is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Operated by the Dakota County Historical Society, the house is
open seasonally for tours. Located on Blyburg Road in
Dawes County Museums
Located in the town's oldest commercial building,
the Crawford Historical Museum features a wide variety of
displays and research material concerning the Crawford area.
Handicap accessible. Located at 339 2nd Street (corner of
2nd & Elm) in Crawford, NE.
Dawes County Historical Museum
Focused on the preservation of the Northwestern
Nebraska history, the museum features a complex of structures
including a log house, barn, 1890s schoolhouse, a pioneer church
and a C & NW railroad caboose. Historic artifacts and
items are on display. Collections include area antiques, a
general store, a hospital room, blacksmith tools, farm
machinery, a railroad room and other antiquities. Located
at 341 Country Club Road in Chadron, NE.
Fort Robinson Museum
[History & Photos]
The museum is
housed inside the 1905 post headquarters. Exhibits tell
the story of Fort Robinson from the times of the Red Cloud
Agency of the 1870s to the use as a POW camp during WWII.
other historic buildings on the post are available for tour
also and include a blacksmith shop, officers quarters, a
guardhouse, a marker designating the spot where Crazy Horse was
killed and others. Located on US Hwy 20 just 3 miles west
of Crawford, NE.
Hudson-Meng Bison Kill
The Hudson-Meng Education & Research Center is an
archeological excavation in progress. Interpretive
exhibits and guided tours help visitors understand why this is
such an important discovery and encourages them to develop their
own theory about what happened to the bison. Located 19
miles NW of Crawford, Nebraska on Sand Creek Road.
Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center
Part of Chadron State College, the Heritage
Center is focused on the life and literature of Mari Sandoz and
the culture of the High Plains. Located on the campus of
Chadron State College at 1000 Main Street in Chadron, NE.
Museum of the
Dedicated to the preservation of the history of
the North American fur trade, the museum is on the site of James
Bordeaux's trading post which was established for the American
Fur Company in 1837. Visitors to the museum will learn
about the fur trade through exhibits and artifacts illustrating
the stories of the North American fur trade. Located at
6321 US-20 in Chadron, NE.
Museum of Natural History
The Tertiary deposits near Fort Robinson are
world famous. For over 100 years, scientists from all over
the world have been collecting geological data and fossil
vertebrates in western Nebraska. The museum features
displays of fossil remains of some of the many animal forms
which have been discovered in the area. Other exhibits
show the present day animal and plant life of western Nebraska
along with the geologic history of the area. Located in
historic Fort Robinson State Park, 3 miles west of Crawford,
Nebraska on Highway 20.
Dawson County Museums
100th Meridian Museum on Facebook
Cozad is located
exactly on the 100th Meridian. The 100th Meridian Museum
tells the rich history of the early settlers of Cozad.
Located at 206 E 8th Street in Cozad, NE.
Dawson County Historical Museum
Focus is on the
history of Dawson County. The museum features several
authentically restored structures including: 1888 Reed
Schoolhouse, 1880 Willow Island Depot along with the 1903
Baldwin Locomotive and an 1937 fire truck. Visitors will
find many historical artifacts and exhibits and an art gallery
for local and regional artists. Located at 805 North Taft
Street in Lexington, NE.
Gothenburg Historical Society & Museum
Operated by the
Gothenburg Historical Society, the museum features displays of
historic items from the Gothenburg area as well as a collection
of artifacts from the Platte Valley Museum. Located at
1420 Avenue F in Gothenburg, NE.
Gothenburg Pony Express Stations
Gothenburg Pony Express Station Museum on Facebook
There are two Pony
Express Stations still remaining in Gothenburg. The Midway
still stands on a ranch site south of Gothenburg. The Sam
Macchette station was a fur trading post and in 1860-61, it was
used as a Pony Express Station. It is located inside Ehmen Park
and today holds a museum. .Located at 510 15th Street in
Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles
features vehicles from every branch of the service along with
exhibits of weapons, uniforms, and other necessary items in a
soldier's life. Located at 606 Heartland Road in
Sod House Museum
The site features a
sod house, barn, windmills and life-sized barbed wire
sculptures. The barn is filled with memorabilia and
photographs of the area. The sod house is a replica of the
early sod homes built by pioneer families and the interior
reflects the hard times faced by pioneers who settled Nebraska.
Located at 300 S. Lake Avenue in Gothenburg, NE.
Deuel County Museums
Sudman-Niemann Heritage House Museum on Facebook
Built in 1911, the 2 story house is listed on the
National Register of Historic Places. The house has bee
restored and is being operated as a museum. Located at 490
Vincent Avenue in Chappell, NE.
Dixon County Museums
Cook Blacksmith Shop & Historical Adams House Museum
Cook Blacksmith Shop on Facebook
The living history
museum represents the vital role of blacksmiths in the history
of America. Visitors will see original tools and machinery
which have been restored to working condition. Visitors
should stop at the Adams House Museum at 3rd and Court Streets
for a tour guide. Open by appointment. Call 402-755-5604.
Located at 204 3rd Street in Ponca, NE.
Dixon County Museum
The museum is a
complex of historic buildings with exhibits and displays of
photographs, antique items, military uniforms and genealogical
materials related to the local history of Dixon County.
Operated by the
Dixon County Historical Society, the Dixon County Museum is
located at 225 S. Clark Street in Allen, Nebraska.
Ponca State Park
Ponca State Park
includes the Missouri National Recreational River Resource and
Education Center with exhibits about the Missouri River and it's
history. Located at 88090 Spur 26 E in Ponca, NE.
Wakefield Train Depot
Built in 1925, the
historic train depot has been restored and is being operated as
a museum by the Wakefield Heritage Organization today. the
museum features Wakefield memorabilia and railroad items from
Harold Tell. Located at 101 East 1st Street in Wakefield,
Dodge County Museums
Louis E. May Museum
Housed in an 1874
mansion, the museum includes a general store display, research
library, and a one room school house with exhibits to take you
back to a simpler time. They also have an 1860s log house.
The museum is operated by the Dodge County Historical Society
and is located at 1643 N. Nye Avenue in Fremont, NE.
The Musbach Museum
features exhibits of local history items. Located at 439
Main Street in Scribner, NE.
Douglas County Museums
Bank of Florence Museum
The oldest bank in
Nebraska has been turned into a museum. The bank was built
in 1855 and chartered in 1856 when Nebraska was still a
territory. Also known as the Florence Wildcat Bank, it is
owned and operated by the Florence Historical Foundation.
Located at 8502 N. 30th in Omaha, NE.
Tour the Village
where kids are saved and families are healed. See the Hall
of History, take a tour of Father Flanagan's former residence
which still contains many of his personal belongings, enjoy the
rose garden and the stamp museum. The National
Headquarters is located at 14100 Crawford Street in Boys Town,
Czech and Slovak Educational Center and Cultural Museum on
features exhibits honoring the early Czech and Slovak immigrants
to Nebraska. Located at 7400 Dodge Street in Omaha, NE.
Durham Western Heritage Museum
Built in 1929, the
elegant building which houses the Durham Museum was a new
station for the Union Pacific Railroad. For 40 years, the
station was one of the busiest railway stations in the United
States. Closed in 1971, the building became home to the
Western Heritage Museum. In 1995 the building was closed
and restoration was begun. It was reopened to the public
in 1996 and the name was soon changed to the Durham Western
Heritage Museum. The museum attracts many visitors.
Located at 801 . 10th Street in Omaha, NE.
Devoted to Latino
and Hispanic art and history, the museum is located at 4701
South 25 Street in Omaha, NE.
The Florence train
depot was built 1887-1888 in downtown Florence. Today, it
has been restored and moved to it's current location. The
museum features exhibits of artifacts from the early days along
with an 1890 caboose and a flat car. Located in historic
Florence at 2999 Dick Collins Road in Omaha, NE.
The historic mill
building has been turned into a museum and art gallery by a
local artist. Exhibits include historic photos, newspaper
clippings and pioneer artifacts from the early days of Florence.
Located at 9102 N. 30th Street in the Community of Florence in
Fort Omaha Historic Site
Freedom Park & Naval Museum
Freedom Park is an
outdoor park and is home to the USS Marlin SST-2 & the USS
Hazard AM-240. Other exhibits include Naval jets, a
helicopter, a Captain's Gig, rocket launchers, missiles and
other military vehicles. Located along the Missouri River
at 2497 Freedom Park Road in Omaha, NE.
General Crook House Museum
House Historical Marker]
Built 1878-1879, the
Douglas County Historical Society is housed here along with the
Archives of the Indian Wars. Located on the grounds of the
Fort Omaha Barracks at 5730 North 30th Street.
Great Plains Black History Museum on Facebook
The Great Plains
Black History Museum is focused on the preservation of historic
and contemporary material related to the cultural development
contributions of African-Americans in the heartland of America.
Located at 7400 Dodge Street in Omaha, NE.
Henry & Dorothy Riekes Museum
Operated by the
Nebraska Jewish Historical Society, the museum offers tours of
the historic representation of the Kapulier Synagogue, a
neighborhood Shul. Visitors will learn about Jewish
history. Located at 333 S. 132nd Street in Omaha, NE.
Home to George and
Sarah Joslyn, the four story mansion was built in 1903.
From 1944-1989 the mansion served as the Omaha Public School
system headquarters. Today, the historic site can be
toured by visitors. Located at 3902 Davenport Street in
Keirle Historic Home
Located at 3017
Mormon Street, rarely open to the public.
Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters and Visitor
The Visitor Center
features exhibits about the famed Lewis and Clark explorers and
sites along the historic trail. Located at 601 Riverfront
Mormon Trail Visitors Center at Historic Winter Quarters
Center features Mormon pioneer history and information about the
great Mormon Migration. Located at 3215 State Street in
for the Deaf Museum
Devoted to the
history of the school and deaf culture. Located at 3223 N
45th Street in Omaha, NE.
Valley Historical Society Museum
The focus of the
museum is on the local history of Valley, Nebraska.
Collections include Indian relics, railroad and pioneer
memorabilia, mastodon bones and other historical items.
Located at 218 W Alexander Street in Valley, NE.
Fillmore County Museums
Fillmore County Museum
Housed in the
former Fairmont Creamery Office, the building was used a
Doctor's office by Dr. Ashby until the 1960s. In the
1980s, the building and some of the original contents were
donated to the Fillmore County Historical Society by the
Ashby family. Today, it is operated as a museum
featuring a large medical display, and other local items of
historic interest. Located at 600 6th Avenue in
2007 Road 22 in Exeter, NE.
Museum is housed inside the former 1889 Hamilton Township
hall. Town, the historic building serves as a museum
of local history. Open for special events and by
appointment. Call 402-759-0120. Located just off
Highway 81 in Strang, NE.
Franklin County Museums
Franklin County Museum
The museum is
a complex of buildings. The main museum building
features historical artifacts related to the early pioneer
settlers, the Great American Wars, Franklin County Towns and
history. Ol' Towne is a recreated old west town main
street with American Indian artifacts, rocks, fossils, old
farm implements and vintage fire engines. The Lone
Star Schoolhouse is an authentic one-room schoolhouse.
Located at 1309 H Road in Franklin, NE.
Furnas County Museums
Furnas Gosper Museum
Focused on the preservation of the history
and artifacts of both Furnas and Gosper Counties, the museum
is located at 401 Nebraska Avenue in Arapahoe, NE.
Gage County Museums
Gage County Historical Society and Museum
spring 2016 due to flooding on May 8, 2015.
Great Plains Welsh Heritage and Culture Centre
Focused on the history of early Welsh settlers
of the Great Plains through displays, artifacts and oral
histories. Located at 307 S. 7th Street in Wymore, NE.
Homestead National Monument
Act of 1862] [History & Culture]
the Homestead National Monument will find a Homestead
Heritage Center, Education Center, the 1967 Palmer-Epard
Cabin and the Freeman School. Exhibits tell the story
of homesteading in America with the introduction of the
Homestead Act of 1862. Displays tell about the early
pioneer life of these brave people who tamed a new land.
Located at 24405 SW 75th Road in Beatrice, NE.
Nebraska Baseball of Fame
Baseball Hall of Fame was designed to recognize the
significant and historic contributions made by baseball
players, umpires, managers and entrepreneurs to Nebraska
baseball. Located at Aunt Mary's Restaurant at 111
South 8th Street in Beatrice, NE.
the Center will learn about area transportation history and
local heritage. Located at 301 Main Street in Odell,
Welsh Heritage Center
Focus of the
museum is on the discovery, preservation and interpretation
of regional history and the expansion of the Great Plains
Welsh Heritage & Culture Centre. Discover the Welsh
history of Wymore. Located at 307 South 7th Street in
Welsh Schoolhouse Museum
Schoolhouse is a
fully furnished one room schoolhouse from ca 1900 is located
inside McCandless Park on Highway 77 in Wymore, NE.
Garden County Museums
Rock School Museum
Built in 1905,
the Rock School served as a school for about 10 years.
Today, it is a museum features a large collection of
arrowheads, pioneer memorabilia and local history.
Located at 315 West Avenue G in Oshkosh, NE.
Silver Hill Theater Museum
Housed in the
1907 opera house, the museum features a collection of local
birds, period tableaux and the original Silver Hill Movie
Theater projector. Located at 201 West 1st in Oshkosh,
Garfield County Museums
Hartsuff State Historical Park
Fort Hartsuff was an active fort from
1874-1881. Providing protection for the early settlers
during the Plains Indian Wars, it became a social center for
the people of the plains area. Today, it has been
restored by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
The historic site features 9 original buildings. Some
of the former temporary structures and the original Fort
cemetery are located on private property. A Visitors
Center is open year-round. Special events include
living history re-enactments with GAF members dressed in
period uniforms. Located 3 miles NW of Elyria,
Nebraska on Fort Avenue.
Garfield County Historical Museum
Housed inside a
1905 house which has also served as a Church and hospital,
the museum features period rooms depicting a surgery suite,
a sod house kitchen, a country school classroom, and many
historical artifacts and items related to the pioneer
heritage of Garfield County, Nebraska. Visitors will
find an early log cabin and general store on the museum
grounds as well. Operated by the Garfield County
Historical Society, the museum is located at 737 H Street in
Gosper County Museums
Furnas Gosper Museum
Focused on the preservation of the history
and artifacts of both Furnas and Gosper Counties, the museum
is located at 401 Nebraska Avenue in Arapahoe, NE.
Grant County Museums
Grant County Museum
The museum is focused on local area history.
Exhibits include a barbed-wire collection, John Wayne's
saddle from the movie True Grit and other historical items
related to the history of Grant County. The museum
also provides area genealogical information. Housed
inside the Grant County Courthouse located at 105 E.
Harrison in Hyannis, NE.
Greeley County Museums
Greeley County Historical Society Courthouse Museum
The Greeley County Historical Society
operates a local history museum inside the Courthouse.
Exhibits features American Indian artifacts, military items
and other antique items. Located in the Courthouse
Square in Greeley, NE.
Hall County Museums
Cairo Roots Museum
Roots Museum is devoted to the preservation of the history
of Cairo and NW Hall County including the townships of
Mayfield, South Loup, Cameron and Harrison. The museum
features exhibits of historic artifacts and items related to
the past of Cairo and NW Hall County, Nebraska.
Located inside the Cairo Community Center at 306 Berber
Street in Cairo, NE.
Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer
Museum of the Prairie Pioneer is focused on the preservation
and portrayal of the era of the pioneer town builders who
created the first communities in Nebraska.. The museum
features hands-on living history exhibits telling the story
of early town builders in Nebraska. Located at 3133 W
US Highway 34 in Grand Island, NE.
Hamilton County Museums
The Plainsman Museum
Museum is focused on the 1860-1950 time period and strives
to collect, preserve and illustrate the history of Hamilton
County, Nebraska through education, exhibits, research and
archival collections. Located at 210 16th Street in
Harlan County Museums
Harlan County Museum
County Museum is a complex of historic structures featuring
exhibits of items related to the history of Harlan County.
Collections include Indian artifacts and Civil War items.
Located in Downtown Harlan, NE.
The Lighthouse Museum
features a large flea market along with museum exhibits of
period rooms for the 1900s era, vintage clothing, depression
glass, farm implements and other memorabilia. Located
at 103 Berrigan Road in Republican City, NE.
Hitchcock County Museums
Hitchcock County Museum
The Hitchcock County Museum is a complex of 5
buildings with exhibits related to the history of Hitchcock
County. The museum has an extensive genealogical
collection for the researcher. Located at 313 E. 1st
Street in Trenton, NE.
Holt County Museums
Moses P. Kinkaid Law Office Museum
the 1884 Moses P. Kinkaid Bank Building, the museum is
operated by the Holt County Historical Society.
Exhibits and displays are devoted to the rich heritage of
Holt County, Nebraska. Located at 402 E. Douglas in
Hooker County Museums
Hooker County Historical Museum
Housed in the
1916 Ham's Hotel building, the museum offers 3 floors of
historical artifacts, memorabilia and pioneer items
reflecting the history of Hooker County, Nebraska.
Located at the corner of NW 1st & Lincoln Streets in Mullen,
Howard County Museums
Howard County Historical Village
includes the following historic structures: the
Farwell Lutheran Church,
District 41 Schoolhouse,
Bartle's General Store,
Saint Paul Blacksmith, the
Cotesfield Post Office and the
Saint Paul Depot & Transportation Museum. The
village is operated by the Howard County Historical Society
and features artifacts and items related to the early
pioneering history of Howard County. Located at 1005
6th Street in St. Paul, NE.
Museum of Nebraska Major League Baseball
the Nebraska Baseball players who made it to the Major
Leagues of American Baseball, the museum illustrates the
careers of those players with Nebraska ties or roots.
Located in the historic Downtown district at 619 Howard
Avenue in St. Paul, NE.
Jefferson County Museums
Diller Bank Building Museum
building was constructed in 1883 and originally served as
the People's State Bank. Today, the historic bank
still features many original fixtures including the tellers
windows, desks and the vault. The Jefferson County
Historical Society provides exhibits related to the history
of Diller. Located on Main Street in Diller, Nebraska.
District 10 School
School was established in 1869. The present building
was built in 1898 and served as a one-room school until
1961. The schoolhouse features over 100 years of
school memories. Open seasonally, District 10 School
is located one mile west and one mile south from the
Alexandria State Lakes Recreation Area near Fairbury, NE.
Fairbury City Museum
City Museum is focused on the preservation, display and
promotion of the history of Fairbury, Nebraska and Jefferson
County. The museum features a collection of historic
items which have been donated by families in the community.
Located at 1128 Elm Street in Fairbury, NE.
Historic Steele City
village features a blacksmith ship, livery barn, school,
bank building and an 1880s stone church. Open by
appointment or during living history weekends. Located
12 miles southeast of Fairbury on Highway 8 in Steele City,
Rock Creek Station State Historic Site on The Pony Express
National Historical Trail
[History, Photo and Information]
Station was established on the Oregon-California Trail in
1858 to sell supplies and provide services to the emigrants.
It later served as a relay station for the Pony Express and
the Overland stage. Operated by the Nebraska Game and
Parks Commission, the Rock Creek Station buildings have been
reconstructed. Visitors will learn about the history
of this site in the museum and view a large area of wagon
trail ruts just to the northwest of the historic site.
Located at 57426 710 Road in Fairbury, NE.
Rock Island Depot Railroad Museum
Rock Island Depot Railroad Museum on Facebook
Island Depot in Fairbury, Nebraska is one of only two
remaining intact Rock Island Depots in the state. The
Depot houses a museum featuring railroading artifacts and
original furnishings along with model trains, a library and
historical archives. Located at 910 Bacon Street in
W C Smith House and Lime Kiln
The stone house
was built in 1872 by Woral C. Smith and the lime kiln he
operated is still standing nearby. Inside the house,
visitors will find exhibits about the history of the lime
burning industry. The kiln is the only kiln still
intact in Jefferson County. Located along the River
Road about 3 miles northwest of Fairbury, NE.
Johnson County Museums
John Deere Museum
The privately owned museum is open by
appointment. Contact Dr. Keith Shuey at 402-335-3371.
Located at 121 North 3rd Street in Tecumseh, NE.
Johnson County Historical Society & Museum
Located at 3rd and Lincoln Streets in
Kearney County Museums
Kearney State Historical Park
Originally built to protect those traveling the
Overland Trail, Fort Kearney has also served as a station for
the Pony Express, a stagecoach stop and an outfitting depot for
Indian campaigns. An Interpretive Center features exhibits
about the history of the site. A stockade, blacksmith shop
and parade grounds have been rebuilt, giving visitors a glimpse
into what the Fort was once like. Located on Highway 50 A
in the Fort Kearney State Recreation Area in Kearney, NE.
features 28 buildings on 20 acres with over 50,000 historical
items telling the story of America and how it grew. There
are 12 historic buildings, a Frontier Fort, a Pony Express
Station, an Iron Horse, a soddie, the B & M Railroad Depot, a
general store, a toy store and more around a "town green".
Located at 138 East US Highway 6 in Minden, NE.
Keith County Museums
Mansion on the Hill
The Mansion on the Hill was built in 1887.
The Victorian style home is listed on the National Register of
Historic Places today and is being operated by the Keith County
Historical Society as a museum. Tours of the mansion are
featured as well as a tour of the 1902 one-room schoolhouse
located on the mansion grounds. Located at 1004 N Spruce
Street in Ogallala, NE.
Petrified Wood Gallery
features a lifetime collection of the Kenfield Brothers. The
collection includes ancient woods gemstones, fossils, Native
American arrowheads and artifacts. A gift shop features
artwork, jewelry and treasures from local artists. Located
at 418 East 1st in Ogallala, NE.
Keya Paha County Museums
Historical Society & Museum
The local museum is filled with an extensive
number of displays giving visitors a glimpse into the past life
in Keya Paha County. Exhibits include a one room school, a
quilting room, grocery store, reading room, tool room and a
furnished log cabin. May historical artifacts are housed
in the museum. Located at 305 Courthouse Drive in
Kimball County Museums
Plains Historical Museum
The Plains Historical Museum features displays of
local historical artifacts depicting eras from the time of the
cowboy to modern man in the Nebraska Plains and Kimball County.
An outstanding collection of arrowheads is on display.
Open seasonally. Operated by the Plains Historical
Society, the museum is located at 200 S. Chestnut Street in
Knox County Museums
Corps of Discovery Welcome Center
The museum features historical items, geological
items, and other artifacts related to the early exploration,
settlement and natural history of the Missouri River region.
Located at 89705 Highway 81 i Crofton, NE.
The local history
museum is located at 716 Main Street in Creighton, NE.
Lancaster County Museums
Historical Society of Germans from Russia
The society is
focused on the collection, preservation and the providing of
information related to the history, heritage and genealogy of
German settlers in Russia and their descendants. All
German Russian settlement regions are represented in the library
and museum collections. Located at 631 D Street in
Fairview - The
The historic home
of William Jennings Bryan (Congressman and Secretary of State)
has been restored to it's 1900s state and is open for tours
year-round. Located at 49th and Sumner Street in Lincoln,
Frank H. Woods
Telephone Pioneer Museum
features replicas of Alexander Graham Bell's original designs,
early operator switchboards, wall phones, candlesticks and more.
Located at 2047 M Street in Lincoln, NE.
International Quilt Study
Center and Museum
largest publicly held quilt collection in the world, the museum
holds over 3500 quilts dating from the early 1700s to present
time and represents more than 25 countries. Located on the
East Campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at the corner
of 33rd and Holdredge Streets.
Collection is a collection of miniature furnishings and
decorative arts. Housed inside the College of Architecture
at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Kruger Gallery
features a free public museum exhibition sampling four centuries
of interior design history in miniature. Located at 133
Architecture Hall in Lincoln, NE.
Housed inside the
original tractor test laboratory building at the University of
Nebraska - Lincoln, the Lester F. Larsen Tractor Museum gives visitors a glimpse into the
history of farming and the evolution of farm mechanization.
Next door to the museum, they are still testing tractors today! Located at 35th & Fair Street in Lincoln, NE.
Museum of Nebraska History
history museum features over 10,000 years of the history of the
peoples and cultures of Nebraska From the first Nebraskans
(the American Plains Indians), to the settlement of the state by
a hardy pioneer people, the museum offers exhibits of many fine
collections of Native American artifacts, early pioneer
heirlooms, memorabilia, and historical images & documents
related to the history of the state of Nebraska. Operated
by the Nebraska Historical Society, the museum is located
at 15th and P Streets in Lincoln, NE.
The National Museum of Roller Skating
Devoted to the
collection, preservation and the display of the history of
roller skating, the museum features informative exhibits.
Located at 4730 South Street in Lincoln, NE.
The Nebraska Governors Mansion
Colonial home was opened on March 17, 1958 and has been home to
Nebraska's governors since that time. The historic home
has 31 rooms including 5 bedrooms, and 12 bathrooms. Tours
are offered to visitors on Thursdays. Located at 1425 H
Street in Lincoln, NE.
Nebraska State Capitol [Guided
The Nebraska State
Capitol was started in 1922 and took 10 years to complete.
It is the 3rd Nebraska state capitol building. There are
15 floors above ground and the building is 400 feet tall.
The beautiful building is open to visitors and guided tours are
offered. Located at 1445 K Street in Lincoln, NE.
Thomas P. Kennard
House / Nebraska Statehood Memorial
[History & Photos]
The Thomas P.
Kennard House is the oldest standing structure in the original
plat of Lincoln, Nebraska. The 1869 Italianate style house
was home to Thomas P. Kennard, the first Nebraska Secretary of
State. The home has been restored and features tours year
round. Located at 1627 H Street in Lincoln, NE.
University of Nebraska State Museum
Visitors will see
exhibits, historical artifacts and items related to the history
of the great state of Nebraska. Learn about the early
peoples and animals who once called Nebraska home. Located
at 307 Morrill Hall on the campus of the University of
Lincoln County Museums
Buffalo Bill Ranch (Scout's Rest) State Park
[Photos & History]
Buffalo Bill Cody's
home is a large Victorian mansion built in 1886. Cody
owned over 4000 acres where the home stands. 16 acres of
the ranch became a state historical park named "Scout's Rest" in
1965. The beautiful mansion has been restored and an
extensive collection of Cody memorabilia is on display.
Visitors are offered tours of the residence. Located at
2921 Scouts Rest Ranch Road in North Platte, NE.
Cody Park Railroad Museum
Visitors will get
a hands on experience in this museum filled with historic
railroad artifacts including one of the largest steam
locomotives ever built. Located at 1400 North Jeffers in
North Platte, NE.
Cody Trading Post
Known as Nebraska's largest souvenir and western
gift store, Fort Cody Trading Post has been open since 1868.
Along with the souvenir and gift retail offerings, visitors will
also find Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in miniature with over
20,000 hand-carved figures and an Old West Museum featuring
authentic pieces of historic cowboy gear and Buffalo Bill
memorabilia. Located at 211 Halligan Drive at the
intersection of US Highway 83 and Interstate 80 in North Plate,
Lincoln County Historical Museum
Operated by the Lincoln County Historical
Society, the museum features an 8 acre complex including an
entire village comprised of historical structures from the
Lincoln County area and a main museum building filled with
historical artifacts and items related to the native culture and
history of the Great Plains region of Nebraska. Located at
2403 North Buffalo Bill Avenue in North Platte, NE.
Logan County Museums
Historical Society Museum
Located at 33
Legion Street in Stapleton, NE.
Loup County Museums
Sunnyside School District #23 Museum
Operated by the
Loup County Historical Society, the museum is located in Taylor,
Madison County Museums
Elkhorn Valley Museum and Research Center
The Elkhorn Valley
Historical Society operates the Elkhorn Valley Museum.
Focused on the historical past of the people of the Elkhorn
Valley, the museum features exhibits of artifacts, antiques and
memorabilia related to the history of the Elkhorn Valley.
Research materials are on hand for researchers of family and
area history. A gift shop offers works of local craftsman
and artisans. Located at 515 Queen City Blvd. in Norfolk,
Madison County Museum
Devoted to the
collection, preservation and display of objects related to
Madison County history. Exhibits include the Orphan Train
Riders and many historic artifacts from the past of Madison
County. Located at 210 W. 3rd Street in Madison, NE.
Merrick County Museums
Merrick County Historical Museum
The Merrick County Historical Society operates a
museum inside the old Traver Mansion. Visitors to the
museum will find historic artifacts and records related to the
history of Merrick County. Exhibits include the
furnishings of the Cahow Barber Shop of Chapman Village.
Located at 211 E Street in Central City, NE.
Morrill County Museums
Chimney Rock National Historic Site
Chimney Rock Museum]
Housed inside an
historic railroad depot, the museum is focused on the local
Chimney Rock. Visitors to the museum will learn about
the history of Bayard and Chimney Rock which was an important
landmark in the travels of early pioneers and settlers to the
area. Located at 302 Main Street in Bayard, NE.
Pioneer Trails Museum on Facebook
The museum features
the history of Camp Clarke and the surrounding area and it's
role in the lives of the gold rush travelers to and from the
Black Hills along with exhibits related to the history of
Bridgeport, Nebraska. Located on Highway 26 at the north
end of Main Street in Bridgeport, NE.
Nance County Museums
Housed in the former Evangelical United Brethren
Church, the museum is operated by the Nance County Historical
Society and features historical items form the past of Nance
County. Located at 201 Broadway in Fullerton, NE.
The Indian School Museum
The Genoa Indian
Industrial School was a trade school for Native American
children from 1884-1934. Today, the school is a museum
exhibiting what life was like on the campus of the Genoa Indian
School in those days. The museum also features the Allen B
Atkins Pawnee Indian Artifact Collection, featuring items found
in the vicinity of Genoa. Other exhibits are focused on
the history of Genoa, Nebraska. Located at 402 Willard
Avenue in Genoa, NE.
Nemaha County Museums
The Captain Bailey House
The Captain Bailey
House is a historic house built of locally manufactured brick by
Captain Bailey, a Civil War Captain. Originally located on
the Missouri River, it was moved brick by brick in 1877 to a
safer location on Main Street where it still stands today as a
reminder of days gone by. Operated by the Brownsville
Historical Society, the museum is filled with historical
artifacts from the past of Brownsville. Located at
404 Main Street in Brownsville, NE.
The Carson House
Placed on the
National Register of Historic Places, the Carson House was built
by Richard Brown, the founder of Brownsville. John L.
Carson, an early Nebraska banker, purchased the home in 1864 and
it remained in the Carson family until 1966. Today, it
serves as a house museum and includes a carriage house on the
property. Open for tours seasonally. Located at the
corner of 3rd and Main Streets in Brownsville, NE.
The Didier Log Cabin
An original log
cabin built in 1854, the cabin is open seasonally for tours.
Located in Boettner park at the corner of 2nd & Main Streets in
Missouri River History
Launched in 1931,
the Meriwether Lewis Dredge, was created to control flooding and
improve navigation. Today, the historic side-wheeler
dredge has been restored and serves as a museum on the banks of
the Missouri River in Brownsville's Riverside Park.
Located just south of Brownsville Bridge, in Brownsville, NE.
Nemaha Valley Museum
Focused on the
preservation of the cultural heritage of the Nemaha Valley for
future generations. Located on the NW corner of Courthouse
Square at 1423 19th Street in Auburn, NE.
Nuckolls County Museum
Nuckolls County Museum
Located at 612 East 6th Street in Superior, NE.
Russ Snyder Baseball Museum
professional baseball and the life and times of Russ Snyder, a
Major Leaguer born in Oak Nebraska, the museum is located in
Otoe County Museums
Located in beautiful
Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, the park features
activities for all ages, including a Discovery Ride, hiking, the
Apple House markert and the original home of J. Sterling Morton,
the founder of Arbor Day. Located at 2611 Arbor Avenue in
Nebraska City, NE.
War Veterans Museum at G.A.R. Memorial Hall
Built in 1894, the
Nebraska City GAR Hall has been restored and serves a museum.
Dedicated to the memory of the Union and Confederate veterans,
the G.A.R. Hall is being maintained so it may serve the
community as a meeting place, research library and historical
museum. Located at 910 First Corso in Nebraska City, NE.
Windmill Factory Museum
Windmill Company operated from 1903-1991. Beginning as a
general manufacturer of goods for the agricultural trade, the
company became the producer of water pumping windmills.
Many of their windmills are still in operation today. The
museum tells the story of the factory and appears much as it did
in the 1930s. Located at 1416 Central Avenue in Nebraska
Lewis and Clark Missouri River Visitors Center
The Lewis and
Clark Interpretive Center has over 12,000 square feet of
exhibits that were designed with the advice of Dr. Gary Moulton,
the nation's definitive scholar on the Lewis & Clark journals.
Visitors will find a wonderful unobstructed view of the vast
beautiful river. Located at 100 Valmont Drive in Nebraska
The Nelson House
The museum tells
the story of Nebraska City through the families that lived in
the house. Operated by the Nebraska City Historical
Society, the museum is located at 790 3rd Corso in Nebraska
Cabin & Historic Village
The Mayhew Cabin
is a well documented stop on the Underground Railroad.
Used as a home until 1938, the cabin has been restored.
Visitors to the historic site may tour the cabin, the
underground John Brown's cave where slaves were hidden and the
historic village. Located at 2014 4th in Corso, NE.
Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting
The Nebraska City
Volunteer Fire Department is the oldest fire department still in
existence in the State of Nebraska. Started as a bucket
brigade in 1856, in Kearney Heights, the fire department grew
and in 1869, it was called the Great Western Fire Company Number
1. The museum tells the history of the fire department in
Nebraska City through artifacts and displays. Located at
1320 Central avenue in Nebraska City, NE.
Old Freighters Museum
The Old Freighters
Museum tells the story of freighting and emigration on the trail
passing through or near Nebraska City from 1846 to 1870 as well
as Nebraska City's role in the westward movement. Located
at 407 N. 14th Street in Nebraska City, NE.
Otoe County Museum of Memories
The museum is a
complex of buildings. The main museum building is the
former 1881 First Lutheran Church which features vintage
furnishings in period rooms along with a Thomas Edison room
featuring exhibits of movies, electric lights, a phonograph and
other antique items. Located at 366 Poplar Street in
Wildwood Historic Center
Wildwood is a
Gothic styled house furnished in the Victorian era including
many original possessions of the house's original occupants, the
Ware family. The historic house has been open for tours
since the 1970s. The property also features beautiful
Victorian gardens, an art gallery in the barn, and a gift
emporium. Located at 420 Steinhart Park Road in Nebraska
Pawnee County Museums
Pawnee City Historical Museum
The living history museum is a collection of 16 historical
buildings containing artifacts, photos and historic documents related to the
history of Pawnee County, Nebraska. Historic buildings include the Curtis
House, David Butler's House, a log cabin, the Cracker Box School, the Lower West
Branch Schoolhouse and more. Located on East Highway 8 in Pawnee City, NE.
Featuring over 500 tractor and car pedal toys ranging from 198 to
present day. Each one has been lovingly restored. Other items on display
are antique toys, doll carriages, salt and pepper shakers and quilts.
Located at 701 "I" Street in Pawnee City, NE.
Table Rock Pioneer History Museum
Visitors will find a complex of seven historic buildings in Table
Rock, NE. Some of the historical buildings are a church, rural schoolhouse
and a print shop. An Old Opera House is included where stage plays are
performed in the summertime. Located in old downtown Table Rock, NE.
Perkins County Museums
Perkins County Historical Society & Museum
Located at 605 Central Avenue in Grant, NE.
Phelps County Museums
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The museum features a large
collection of historical items related to the history of the Nebraska Prairie
and Phelps County. Exhibits include antique household items, farm
equipment, period clothing, WWI POW artifacts and more. Researchers of
family history will find a wealth of information in the Donald O. Lindgren
Library. Located at 2701 Burlington Street in Holdrege, NE.
Pierce County Museums
Klown Doll Museum
The museum features a large
collection of clown dolls. Located on US Highway 20 at Maple Street in
Pierce Historical Society Museum Complex
The museum is a complex of five
buildings from the past. the main building has 3000 square feet and
features a virtual Main Street from Pierce's past. You will see a drug
store soda fountain, the Dr office of W. I. Devers, a print shop and more.
Other buildings in the complex include a depot, schoolhouse, and blacksmith
shop. Located inside Gilman Park in Pierce, NE.
Plainview Historical Museum
Operated by the Plainview
Historical Society, the museum is housed inside the former 1880 train depot for
the Fremont, Elkhorn, and Missouri Valley Railroad. Historical artifacts
related to the local history of Plainview are featured and the upstairs features
a complete apartment where the depot agent and his family lived. Located
at 304 S. Main in Plainview, NE.
Platte County Museums
Platte County History Museum
County, NE Historical Society & Museum on Facebook
The museum is operated by the
Platte County Historical Society. The Platte County History Museum
features exhibits of fossils, Indian stone tools, Victorian clothing and
furnishings, and other historical artifacts related to the local history of
Platte county. Located at 2916 16th Street in Columbus, NE.
St. Michael's Catholic Church Historic Complex
Established in 1880, St. Michael's,
the first Polish Catholic Parish is being preserved by the St. Michael's
Historical Society. The Church complex is located at 309 3rd Street in
Polk County Museums
Polk County Historical Museum
This history museum is focused on
the history of Polk County, Nebraska. Featured at the site, are a museum,
a sod house, log cabin, a country church, a country school, and an old Union
Pacific caboose. Located on Hawkeye Street in Osceola, NE.
Red Willow County Museums
Museum of the High Plains
Museum of the High Plains features exhibits from the WWII air base and German
POW camp, a general store, old time pharmacy, American Indian artifacts and
items related to Nebraska's early pioneers and life on the American prairie.
McCook is home to Edwin Perkins, the inventor of Kool-Aid. Located at 421
Norris Avenue in McCook, NE.
Senator George W. Norris State Historic Site
The Norris home was built in 1886. Senator George W..
Norris lived in the house from 1899-1944. Norris represented Nebraska for
nearly 40 years in the US Congress., 10 years in the House of Representatives
and as US Senator from Nebraska. Exhibits and displays tell about the life
and times of Senator George W. Norris. Located at 706 Norris Avenue in
Richardson County Museums
Richardson County Historical Museum
The museum is operated by the Richardson County Historical
Society and features historic artifacts and items related to the history of
Richardson County, Nebraska. Located at 1401 Chase Street in Falls City,
County Military History Museum
The museum features exhibits of war
memorabilia, photographs, uniforms, medals and swords from WWI, WWII and the
Vietnam War. A Memorial Monument is dedicated to the lives of Richardson
County men who lost their lives serving in WWI, the Korean War and the Vietnam
conflict. the museum is housed inside the courthouse located at 107 East
17th Street in Falls City, NE.
Rock County Museums
Rock County Historical Museum
The Rock County
Historical Museum is operated by the Rock County Historical Society. The
museum is a complex of historic buildings which have been moved from their
original sites to the museum complex. Historical structures include:
- The Chicago & Northwestern Depot / Museum
- The 1887 St. Michael's Catholic Church
- The 1903 Valley Grove School
- A 1938 log cabin built at the fairgrounds.
Visitors will find exhibits and
displays related to the rich history and pioneer life of Rock County,
Nebraska. Located on West High 20 in Bassett, NE.
Saline County Museums
Saline County Historical Museum
[History & Photos]
The Saline County Historical
Museum is a complex of 11 buildings featuring historic artifacts and objects
related to the rich heritage of Saline County, Nebraska. Buildings include
the main museum building, a Chapel, a Memorial building, the Weidner building, a
machinery building, the Voting Building, the 1871 Buckingham School, the 1868
Bulden Home, the 1866 Cizek log cabin, the depot building and the Plato
building. Open seasonally and for special events. Located at 1145
NE-33 in Dorcester, NE.
Wilber Czech Museum is focused on the preservation of Czech artifacts related to
the heritage and culture of the Czech pioneer settlers of Nebraska. The
museum features 3 stories of displays with room settings from a dentist's office
to a meat market as well as individual home rooms as they would have appeared in
the "olden days". Located at 102 W 3rd Street in Wilber, NE.
Sarpy County Museums
The Papillion Area Historical Society Museum on Facebook
The museum features two historic structures
including the 1860 John Sautter German farmhouse and the 1890
Portal one-room schoolhouse relocated here from a rural area of
Papillion. The Papillion Area Historical Society strives
to preserve the history of the Papillion area and bring people
together to educate them about this heritage. School field
trips are offered and history re-enactments are performed.
Located at 242 N. Jefferson Street in Papillion, NE.
Devoted to the
history of Sarpy County from the American Indians to the early
settlers. The museum holds an
historical records for those interested in local history or
genealogy. Located at 2402 Clay Street in Bellevue, NE.
Saunders County Museums
Saunders County Historical Museum
The museum is a
tribute to the pioneer settlers of Saunders County.
Operated by the Saunders County Historical Society, the museum
is a complex of historical structures including an 1890s
schoolhouse, an 1889 country church, a railroad depot, post
office, 1873 log home and machine shed. Located at 240 N.
Walnut Street in Wahoo, NE.
Scotts Bluff County Museums
Legacy of the Plains Museum
The Legacy of the
Plains Museum is a living history, working farm featuring an
historic farmstead and a large collection of pioneer and early
community artifacts, antique farming implements, and antique
tractors. Scotts Bluff National Monument can be seen from
the working farm museum. Located on the Oregon Trail at
2930 Old Oregon Trail in Gering, NE.
Mexican-American Historical Society /
Focused on the
Mexican-Americans who pioneered in Nebraska. Located at
27th & Broadway in Scottsbluff, NE.
North Platte Valley Museum
North Platte Valley Historical Association on Facebook
Take a step back in
time and learn about early settlement in the North Platte River
Valley of western Nebraska. Through exhibits and
artifacts, you will discover the history of the Sioux and
Cheyenne Indians, the European farmers, ranchers and early town
settlers. Tour a sod house and a log cabin. Located
at the corner of 11th and J in Gering, NE.
Scotts Bluff National Monument
[Historic Photo Collection]
of Scotts Bluff National Monument]
towers 800 feet above the North Platte River, serving as a
landmark for peoples who travelled through the area.
Visitors will find living history at the Conestoga wagons and a
museum featuring exhibits related to the people who travelled
the Oregon Trail, early Nebraska pioneers and the Native
Americans who were here before them. Drive to the top and
hike the trails on Scotts Bluff. Located near Gering,
Nebraska on the Old Oregon Trail (State Highway 92 West).
Follow the National Park Service signs for Scott's Bluff
The Village Museum
Housed inside the
Morrill Public Library, the museum features rotating displays of
Morrill history. The Morrill Public Library is located at
119 E Webster Street in Morrill, NE.
Seward County Museums
The Bartels Museum features large collections of
minerals, agate, fossils and rocks from all over the world.
Housed in the lower level of Link Library located on the campus
of Concordia University at 800 N. Columbia Avenue in Seward, NE.
Seward County Historical Museum
The museum consists
of a main exhibit hall along with the Eberspacher home, an 1869
log cabin, a school house, and a genealogy research library.
Located one mile north of Goehner, NE on 364th Road.
Sheridan County Museums
Sheridan County Historical Society Museums
The Sheridan County Historical Society is focused
on the preservation of local history in Sheridan County.
The society operates several history museums in the county.
Heritage Center 1 - Located at 2nd and Main in Hay Springs,
Heritage Center 2 - Located at 230 North Baker Street in Hay
Sheridan County Historical Museum - Located on Highway 20 in
Museum - Located on West 5th Street in Gordon, NE.
Tri State Old Time Cowboys Memorial Museum
The museum is
focused on the rugged western life of the old time cowboys who
worked as ranch hands and performed at the Sheridan County
Rodeo. Exhibits include a chuck wagon, saddles, chaps
spurs, tools and gear used on early ranches of the late 1880s to
modern day. Located in Winship Park at 300 Oak Street in
Sherman County Museums
The Polish Heritage Center
Heritage Center was founded in an effort to preserve the
ancestral language, culture and traditions of one of the most
significant immigrant groups to settle in Nebraska. The
village of Ashton where the Center is located was part of a
unique planned community for early Polish immigrants. Come
by and visit us to learn more about the Polish heritage in
Nebraska. Located at 226 Carlton Avenue in Ashton, NE.
Sherman County Historical Museum
The Sherman County
Historical Society operates a museum complex of several
historical buildings that have been moved from around Sherman
County to the museum site. Historic structures include the
Hawk Schoolhouse, the Ohlsen/Jenner House and the Austin School.
The Historical Society has now opened a research center as well
at 740 O Street in Loup City, Nebraska. The museum is
located at 433 South 7th Street in Loup City, NE.
Sioux County Museums
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
The fossil beds
hold preserved bones from Miocene Epoch mammals.
Sioux County Historical Museum
The Sioux County
Historical Museum is operated by the Sioux County Historical
Society. The museum is a complex of historic structures
including a schoolhouse, post office, country store, telephone
office and home. The museum tells the story of Sioux
County from settlement through the 20th century. Located
on Main Street in Harrison, NE.
Stanton County Museums
The museum is
focused on the history of the early settlers and rural life in
Northeast Nebraska. Located at 345 N. Main Street in
Stanton Heritage Museum
Heritage Museum features exhibits related to the history of
early settlers and rural life in Nebraska. A restored
rural schoolhouse is on display as well. Located at 1107
Ivy Street in Stanton, NE.
Thayer County Museums
Thayer County Museum Complex
The museum complex
features an agriculture building with exhibits of farm
implements and tools, a schoolhouse, and a caboose. Period
rooms and Displays of historical items related to the local
history of Thayer County will give visitors a glimpse into the
past of Thayer County, Nebraska. .Located at110 9th Street
in Belvidere, NE.
Thomas County Museums
Thomas County Historical Museum
Housed inside the
former home of Chester and Ida Paxton, the museum depicts the
history of the Sandhills Region of Nebraska and features many
artifacts and items used by early settlers. Located at 609
Court Street in Thedford, NE.
Thurston County Museums
Heritage Museum of Thurston County
Housed in a 1905
prairie home, the museum is focused on the local history of
Thurston County. Located at 500 Ivan Street in Pender, NE.
Valley County Museums
Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park
Fort Hartsuff was
active and provided protection during the Indian warfare on the
Nebraska plains between 1874 and 1881. In later years it
served as a farm headquarters and was donated to the State of
Nebraska in 1961. Today it is operated as a living history
museum at special times of the year. A visitors center
housed in an 1874 building at the Fort welcomes visitors year
Valley County Museum
The Valley County
Museum features exhibits of photos, books, period rooms and
collections of historic artifacts related to the history of
Valley County. Located at 117 S. 16th Street in Ord, NE.
Washington County Museums
Fontanelle Township Hall
and Early Settlers of Fontanelle]
Hall is one of the oldest structures in Nebraska. Built
1855-1865, the town meeting hall still contains Fontanelle
township records and law books from the 1800s. Opened
occasionally to the public for special events. Located on
the western edge of Washington County in Fontanelle, NE.
Fort Atkinson State Park & National Historic Site
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Fort Atkinson was
established in 1820 as an outpost for the early fur trade, river
traffic and Indian relations. Much of the historic fort
has been reconstructed. Living history demonstrations are
featured periodically in the summer season. Located in
Fort Calhoun, NE.
Washington County Museum
The Washington County
Museum is the oldest county museum in the state of Nebraska.
Visitors to the museum will find exhibits of historical
artifacts from prehistoric times, Native American dress and
artifacts, relics from Fort Atkinson, and items used by early
pioneer settlers. A library provides information for those
researching their family history. The museum also provides
tours by appointment of the historic
Located at 102 N. 14th Street in Fort Calhoun,
Wayne County Museums
Wayne County Museum
The Dr. W. C.
Wightman house was built in 1900. Today, the home is being
operated by the Wayne County Historical Society as a museum.
Inside, the house has been decorated and furnished much as it
would have been at the turn-of-the-century with items donated by
former Wayne County citizens. The basement features
exhibits of farm-related and primitive items from the local
area. Also known as the Rollie Ley Mansion. Located
at 702 Lincoln Street in Wayne, NE.
Webster County Museums
Webster County Historical Museum
[Historic Sites in Webster County]
Housed inside a 1909 classic revival style mansion, the museum is
devoted to the history of the early settlers of Webster County. Along with
exhibits of historical artifacts, antiques, and memorabilia, the museum features
a genealogy department which includes an extensive archives. Located at
721 W. 4th Avenue in Red Cloud, NE.
Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial
Tours and Photos]
Enter the 1880s in Red Cloud, Nebraska.
Located at 413 North Webster, Red Cloud, NE.
Wheeler County Museums
Wheeler County Historical Society / Courthouse Museum
The Wheeler County Historical Society operates a
museum in the old Courthouse. The museum is focused on the
collection and preservation of historic artifacts related to the
history of the Wheeler County area of Nebraska. Located in
Anna Bemis Palmer Museum
provides displays which chronicle the history of York County and
Nebraska. Exhibits include area geology, Native American
settlements, pioneer history, was and local disasters.
Visitors will view period rooms of a sod house including typical
furnishings of the early Nebraska pioneer settlers.
Located at 211 East 7th Street in York, NE.
Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park
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Heritage Park is
an 8 1/2 acre site that was homesteaded by original settlers,
Jacob & Anna Friesen. Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park
tells the story of the Mennonites who settled in this area of
Nebraska. Located at 702 Road B in Henderson, NE.
Wessel's Living History Farm
Step back in time and
learn what life on a farm in the 1920s at this living history
farm. Visitors will enjoy demonstrations of farming and
living in the 1920s. Located at 5520 South Lincoln Avenue
in York, NE.
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