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Senator George Norris State Historic Site

Photograph of Senator George Norris George Norris--champion in the fight for the common man.

George Norris spent over forty years representing Nebraskans in the United States Congress, but he always returned to his humble house in McCook, which served as his home base from 1902 to 1944. At the Norris House you'll discover the fascinating story of the father of the Rural Electrification Act, the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, and Nebraska's one-house legislature. The house and all its furnishings were donated to the Historical Society by Norris's wife, Ellie in 1968.

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Open Wednesday – Friday 1:00-4:30; Saturday 1:00-3:30.
Closed all state holidays.


706 Norris Avenue
McCook, NE

Map to the Historic Site

Brochure (pdf)

Special Events:

Annual Quilt Exhibit


$3 for adults; children 18 and under and school groups are free.
Admission fees are waived for NSHS members.

Days/events admission is waived

         • Heritage Days, last weekend in September (Friday and Saturday).
         • Holiday Open House – one Saturday in December before Christmas.
         • Blue Star program for active military families.

Group Tours:

Tours are available year round.
Group rates available.
Please call ahead to make reservations. 308-345-8484

Mailing address:

Senator George Norris State Historic Site
706 Norris Avenue
McCook NE 69001-3142




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