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Eastern Nebraska

Anna Palmer Museum and York Community Center,
211 E. 7th St., York, NE 68467
(402-363-2630) M-F 8-5.
York County memorabilia. Wheelchair accessible.

Arbor Lodge State Historical Park,
P.O. Box 15, Nebraska City, NE 68410
(402-873-7222) Grounds open year-round 8-sunset. Mansion daily April 1-December 31, hours vary; closed January-March. Admission.
Home of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day. 52-room colonial mansion, 72-acre arboretum. Wheelchair accessible.

Bess Streeter Aldrich House,
204 E. F St., Elmwood, NE 68345
(402-994-3855) W-Th, Sat-Sun 2-5. Admission.
Home of world famous Nebraska author of pioneer literature.

Boys Town Hall of History,
14057 Flanagan Blvd, Boys Town, NE 68010
(402-498-1185 or 1-800-625-1400 for tours) Open daily.
History of Boys Town.

Brownville Historical Society,
131 Main Street
P.O. Box 1, Brownville, NE 68321
(402-825-6001) Daily 1-5, May-September. Admission.
Carson House (1864), Daly House (1870).

Burt County Museum,
319 N. 13th St., P.O. Box 125, Tekamah, NE 68061
(402-374-1505) T, Th, Sat 1-5; or by appointment.
Artifacts and early history of the Burt County area. Wheelchair accessible.

Cass County Historical Society,
640 Main St., Plattsmouth, NE 68048
(402-296-4770) Open year-round 12-4 except Mondays and major holidays.
Interprets the history of Cass County since 1854.

Civil War Veterans Museum at the G.A.R. Memorial Hall
910 1st Corso (across from the library)
Nebraska City, NE 68410
(402-873-4018) Sat-Sun, noon-4, June-August and some weekend dates at the end of other months.
Built in 1894, the only G.A.R. hall in the Nebraska that has undergone restoration and development as a Civil War and G.A.R. museum.

Dakota County Historical Society and O'Connor House,
R.R. 1, P.O. Box 971, Dakota City, NE 68731
(402-987-3330) 2-4, June-August; or by appointment.
Oldest school house in Nebraska (1857), 1860 church, 1865 O'Connor House.

Dixon County Museum,
S. Clark St., Allen, NE 68710
(402-635-2582) Sun 2-4, June-August; or by appointment.
Household and farming artifacts from Dixon County. Wheelchair accessible.

Durham Western Heritage Museum,
801 S. 10 St., Omaha, NE 68108
(402-444-5071) T-Sat 10-5; Sun 1-5; or by appointment for groups. Closed most major holidays. Admission.
National touring exhibitions on history, permanent galleries on history of Omaha. Wheelchair accessible.

Elkhorn Valley Museum and Resource Center,
515 Queen City Blvd., Norfolk, NE 68702
(402-371-3886) M-Sat 10-4; Th 8-8; Sun 1-4.
Rotating galleries, displays on Northeast Nebraska; genealogy resources. Wheelchair accessible.

El Museo Latino,
4701 S. 25th St., Omaha, NE 68107
(402-731-1137) M-W-F 10-5; T 1-7; Th 1-5; Sat 2-5; or by appointment. Closed Sun & major holidays. Admission.
Latino art, history museum. Wheelchair accessible.

Florence Mill,
9102 N. 30th St., Omaha, NE 68112
(402-551-1233) Special events and group tours by appointment. Admission.
19th-century mill. Wheelchair accessible.

Folsom Children's Zoo,
1222 S. 27th St., Lincoln, NE 68502
(402-475-6741) Daily 10-5, April 15-October 15; til 8 some Weds. Admission.
Home to over 300+ animals, representing 95 species from six different continents. Wheelchair accessible.

Fort Atkinson State Historical Park,
P.O. Box 240, Fort Calhoun, NE 68023
(402-468-5611) Daily 9-5, Memorial Day-Labor Day; only weekends, 9-5, Labor Day-October. Admission.
Reconstruction of first U.S. military fort west of the Mississippi (1820s). Wheelchair accessible.

Gage County Historical Society Museum,
2nd & Court St., P.O. Box 793, Beatrice, NE 68310
(402-228-1679) T-F 9-12, 1-5; Sun 1:30-5, Labor Day-Memorial Day; T-Sat 9-12, 1-5; Sun 1:30-5; or by appointment. Admission.
History of communities & people of Gage County. Wheelchair accessible.

General Crook House Museum at Historic Fort Omaha,
5730 N. 30th St., #11 B, Omaha, NE 68111
(402-455-9990) M-F 10-4; Sun 1-4; closed major holidays. Admission.
Restored 1878 commander's house. Wheelchair accessible.

Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center
1326 S. 32nd St., Omaha, NE 68105
(402-595-1171) By appointment. Admission.
Conservation center, exhibits on President Gerald R. Ford. Wheelchair accessible.

Gladys Lux Historical Gallery and University Place Art Center,
2601 N. 48th St., Lincoln, NE 68504
(402-466-8692) M-Sat 10-5.
Local and regional artists, sales gallery. Wheelchair accessible.

Great Plains Art Gallery,
1155 Q St., P.O. Box 880250, Lincoln, NE 68588
(402-472-6220) T-Sat 10-5; Sun 1:30-5; closed holiday weekends, between exhibitions.
Art, exhibits of the Great Plains.

Great Plains Welsh Heritage Centre
Seventh and E Streets, Wymore, NE 68466
(402-421-8192) Open Sunday afternoons June, July and August or by appointment.
Concerning Welsh immigrants on the North American prairies.

Greenwood Historical Society Depot Museum,
Broad St., P.O. Box 83, Greenwood, NE 68366
(402-789-3175) M-W 10-5; or by appointment. Closed major holidays.
Oldest railroad museum in Cass County. Wheelchair accessible.

Heritage House Museum Complex,
215 W. Eldora, PO Box 43, Weeping Water, NE 68463
(402-267-4925, or 402-267-5139) M-F 10-2, Sat 10-12, Sun p.m., Memorial Day-Labor Day; or by appointment.
Four buildings, archaeological, pioneer artifacts. Wheelchair accessible.

Historical Society of Stanton County,
345 N. Main St., Pilger, NE 68768
(402-396-3422) Sun 2-4, Memorial Day-Labor Day; or by appointment.
Early settlers and rural life in Northeast Nebraska. Wheelchair accessible.

Homestead National Monument of America,
8523 W. State Hwy. 4, Beatrice, NE 68310
(402-223-3514) Daily 9-5, Memorial Day-Labor Day; M-F 8:30-5, Sat-Sun 9-5, Labor Day-Memorial Day.
Homestead Act of 1862, historic agricultural implements, original 1867 home-steader's cabin. Wheelchair accessible.

Howard Hanson Historical House,
11th St. & Linden, Wahoo, NE 68066
(402-443-3936) Sun 2-4, June-August; or by appointment.
Birthplace of musician/composer Howard Hanson.

International Quilt Study Center,
234 H.E. Building, University of Nebraska East Campus Mall, Lincoln, NE 68583
(402-472-6549) M-W 9-12. Rotating schedule varies.
World-class quilts span history of America quilt-making. Wheelchair accessible.

Jefferson County Historical Society,
910 2nd St., Fairbury, NE 68352
(402-729-5131) Lime Kiln/District 10 sites Sun 2-4, Memorial Day-Labor Day; Steele City Museums 9-5, second weekend of May, July, August, September; or by appointment.
Church, school, blacksmith shop, living history.

John G. Neihardt State Historic Site
Elm & Washington Sts., P.O. Box 344, Bancroft, NE 68004
(402-648-3388) M-Sat 9-5; Sun 1:30-5.
Poet Laureate's Study, exhibits. Wheelchair accessible.

Joslyn Art Museum,
2200 Dodge St., Omaha, NE 68102
(402-342-3300) T-Sat 10-4; Sun 12-4; closed Mon, major holidays.
Encyclopedic art collection from antiquity to the present. Wheelchair accessible.

Katherine and Fred Buffett Forest Learning Center,
1111 Bellevue Blvd. N., Bellevue, NE 68005
(402-731-3140) Daily 8-5. Admission.
Nature Center, walking trails, hands-on exhibits. Wheelchair accessible.

Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum,
East Campus University of Nebraska-Lincoln, P.O. Box 830833, Lincoln, NE 68583
(402-472-8389) M-Sat 9-12, January-May, September-December; M-Sat 9-12, 1-3 June-August; or by appointment.
Historic tractors, hand tools, farming, household implements. Wheelchair accessible.

Lincoln Children's Museum
1420 P St., Lincoln, NE 68508
(402-477-4000) Tue-Sat 10-5; Sun 1-5; closed Mon, major holidays. Admission.
Children and adults discover the adventure of learning together. Wheelchair accessible.

Louis E. May Museum
1643 N. Nye Ave., Fremont, NE 68025
(402-721-4515) 1:30-4:30, W-Sun, April-December; closed Sundays in April and September-November; or by appointment. Admission.
Furnished historic house (1874). Wheelchair accessible.

Madison County Historical Society
210 W. 3rd St., Madison, NE 68748
(402-454-2827) M-F 2-5; or by appointment (call 402-454-3733).
Richie Ashburn baseball collection. Madison County history. Wheelchair accessible.

Mormon Trail Center
3215 State St., Omaha, NE 68112
(402-453-9372) Daily 9-9.
History of Mormon migration from Illinois to Utah. Wheelchair accessible.,10634,1837-1-1-1,00.html

Nebraska History Museum
131 Centennial Mall N., P.O. Box 82554, Lincoln, NE 68501
(402-471-3270) M-F 9-4:30; Sat.-Sun. 1-4:30.
The peoples and cultures of Nebraska over 10,000 years. Wheelchair accessible.

National Museum of Roller-Skating,
4730 S. St., Suite 2, Lincoln, NE 68506
(402-483-7551 Ext. 16) M-F 9-5; weekends by appointment.
History of roller-skating. Wheelchair accessible.

Nebraska Jewish Historical Society,
333 S. 132nd St., Omaha, NE 68154
(402-334-6442) M-F 9:30-5; or by appointment. Closed Jewish holidays.
Recreation of "shul" with original furnishings, timeline of Nebraska synagogues. Wheelchair accessible.

Nebraska State Historical Society
1500 R St., P.O. Box 82554, Lincoln, NE 68501
(402-471-3270) T-F 9:30-12, 1-4; Sat 8-5. Closed state holidays.
Research your family history. Wheelchair accessible.

Nemaha Valley Museum
1423 19th St., Auburn, NE 68305
(402-274-3203) T-Sat 1-4:30; or by appointment.
Three buildings, history of Nemaha Valley. Wheelchair accessible.

Omaha Children's Museum,
500 South 20th St., Omaha, NE 68102
(402-342-6164) M-Sat 10-5; Sun 1-5; closed major holidays. Admission.
Interactive family experiences in the arts, culture, science, technology. Wheelchair accessible.

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo,
3701 S. 10th St., Omaha, NE 68107
(402-733-8401) Daily 9:30-5; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day. Admission.
Flora and fauna, Lied Jungle, Desert Dome, Imax Theatre. Wheelchair accessible.

Omaha Home for Boys Visitors Center History Museum,
4343 N. 52nd St., Omaha, NE 68104
(402-457-7000) M-F 9-8:30; Sat 9-1.
History of the Omaha Home for Boys. Wheelchair accessible.

Otoe County Museum of Memories
366 Poplar
P.O. Box 58
Syracuse, NE 68446

Papillion Area Historical Society, John Sautter House, and Portal School,
242 Jefferson St., Papillion, NE 68046
(402-339-8149) By appointment or 10-2 F-Sat after Thanksgiving. Admission.
Late 1800s home and school. Wheelchair accessible.

Pawnee City Historical Society,
E. Hwy. 8, P.O. Box 33, Pawnee City, NE 68420
(402-852-3131, or 402-852-2126) T-F 9-2:30; Sat 9-4; Sun 1-4; or by appointment.
17 buildings, 1st Nebraska governor's home, genealogy resources. Wheelchair accessible.

Pierce Historical Society,
P.O. Box 122, Pierce, NE 68767
(402-329-4576) Sun 1:30-4:30, Memorial Day-Labor Day; or by appointment.
Five buildings, 2,700 artifacts. Wheelchair accessible.

Platte County Museum,
2916 16th St., Columbus, NE 68601
(402-564-1856, 402-564-6435, or 402-564-4553) F-Sun 1-4, May-Labor Day; or by appointment. Admission.
Preserving county history. Wheelchair accessible.

Polk County Historical Museum,
P.O. Box 462, Osceola, NE 68651
(402-764-6621) Call for hours.
Polk County heritage.

Robert Hillestad Textile Gallery,
234 H.E. Building, University of Nebraska East Campus Mall, Lincoln, NE 68583
(402-472-6370) M-F 10-4.
Textile art exhibits from local and national level. Wheelchair accessible.

Rock Creek Station State Historical Park,
57426 710th Rd., Fairbury, NE 68352
(402-729-5777) Daily 9-5, May 1-September 21; Sat-Sun 1-5, September 22-October 28; Sat-Sun 1-5, April 14-May 1. Admission.
400 acres, Pony Express & Oregon Trail, reconstructed road ranch. Wheelchair accessible.

St. Michael's Historical Society,
309 3rd St., Ste. 1, Tarnov, NE 68642
(402-923-1275) First Sunday of the month, 1-5, April-October; or by appointment.
Polish heritage, religious artifacts. Wheelchair accessible.

Saline County Historical Society,
1445 State Hwy. 33, Dorchester, NE 68343
(402-947-2911) Sundays year-round excluding January & February, 2-5; or by appointment.
Ten buildings, Saline County history. Wheelchair accessible.

Sarpy County Museum
2402 Clay St., Bellevue, NE 68005
(402-292-1880) T-Sun 9-4. Sarpy County history. Wheelchair accessible.

Saunders County Historical Society,
240 N. Walnut St., Wahoo, NE 68066
(402-443-3090) T-F 10-4; Sat-Sun 1:30-4:30, April-September.
Museum and historic buildings, Saunders County history. Wheelchair accessible.

Schuyler/Colfax County Museum,
309 E. 11th St., Schuyler, NE 68661
(402-352-5145) Sun 2-4, April-December.
History of the Schuyler/Colfax County area. Wheelchair accessible.

Seward County Historical Society Museum,
one mile N of I-80 exit, Goehner, NE 68364, P.O. Box 274, Seward NE 68434
(402-523-4056 or 402-643-4935) Th 10-4, Sun 1:30-5, May-October; or by appointment.
County artifacts, steam engine, 1906 farmhouse restored, 7 acres. Wheelchair accessible.

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden,
12th & R Sts., Lincoln, NE 68588
(402-472-2461) Sculpture garden open year-round, dawn-dusk. Building closed for renovation until January 2003.
Collection of 20th-century American art available on website. Wheelchair accessible.

Sokol South Omaha Czechoslovak Museum
2021 U St., Omaha, NE 68107
(402-291-2893) By appointment.
History of Czechs in Omaha. Wheelchair accessible.

Strategic Air and Space Museum,
28210 West Park Hwy., Ashland, NE 68003
(402-944-3100) Daily 9-5; closed holidays. Admission.
World-class collection of aircraft, missiles, and other aerospace artifacts, visiting exhibits. Wheelchair accessible.

Susan La Flesche Picotte Center,
505 Matthewson St., Walthill, NE 68067
(402-846-5109 or 402-846-5428) By appointment.
First Native American woman physician in the U.S., built hospital in 1910 to serve two Indian tribes.

Table Rock Historical Society,
P.O. Box 194, Table Rock, NE 68447
(402-839-4135) By appointment.
Rural school, print shop, church, opera house. Wheelchair accessible.

Thayer County Museum Complex,
110 9th Street, Belvidere NE 68315
(402-768-2147) Open Sundays and Wednesdays from 2:00-4:00 or by appointment.
The purpose of the TCHS is to: collect, preserve, and display articles and information about Thayer County, and to arouse public interest, and provide education about the collection, the county, and it's history.

Thomas P. Kennard House
1627 H St., P.O. Box 82554, Lincoln, NE 68501
(402-471-4764) Th 1-4:30; or by appointment; Sat-Sun 1-4:30 Thanksgiving weekend-New Year's. Admission.
Built in 1869, home of Nebraska's first secretary of state.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Botanical Garden and Arboretum
City and East Campuses, P.O. Box 880609, Lincoln NE 68588
(402-472-2679) Daily dawn-dusk. East Campus.
New and unusual plants. Wheelchair accessible.

University of Nebraska State Museum,
14th & U Sts., 307 Morrill Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588
(402-472-2642) M-Sat 9:30-4:30, Sun & major holidays 1:30-4:30. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day. Encounter Center, Planetarium closed: Mondays, UNL home football Saturdays. Admission.
World's premier collection of fossil elephants, American Indian exhibits, discovery room, planetarium, laser shows. Wheelchair accessible.

Valley Community Historical Museum,
218 W. Alexander, P.O. Box 685, Valley, NE 68064
(402-359-2678 or 308-359-2339) Sun 2-4, May-September 30; or by appointment.
Two buildings, wide variety of items.

Washington County Museum,
104 N. 14th, P.O. Box 25, Fort Calhoun, NE 68023
(402-468-5740) W, F 9-4:30, Sat-Sun 1:30-4:30 March--mid-December; W, F 9-12 mid-December--March.
Local history, prehistory, Native American objects, Fort Atkinson, Lewis & Clark exhibit in 2004. Wheelchair accessible.

Wayne County Historical Society,
7th & Lincoln Sts., Wayne, NE 68787
(402-375-1278) Sun 2-4, May-September.
Home of a wealthy family. Wheelchair accessible.

Wilber Czech Museum,
102 W. 3rd St., Wilber, NE 68465
(402-821-2485) M-Sun 1-4; closed holidays.
Three levels of Czech art, furniture, clothes. Wheelchair accessible.

Wildwood Center and Period House,
Steinhart Park Rd., Nebraska City, NE 68410
(402-873-4262) M-Sat 11-5; Sun 1-5. Admission.
Restoration to period of 1860s-1880s; barn available with crafts. Wheelchair accessible.

Central Nebraska

Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park,
P.O. Box 66, Royal, NE 68773
(402-893-2000) T-Sat 10-4, May 1-Memorial Day weekend; M-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5, Memorial Day-Labor Day; T-Sat 10-4, Sun 1-4, Labor Day-2nd weekend in October.
Observe paleontologists at work, view unique fossil finds. Wheelchair accessible.

Boone County Historical Society,
1025 W. Fairview St., Albion, NE 69301
(402-395-2971) Sat-Sun 1-5, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day weekend; or by appointment.
Vast array of Boone County agricultural, historical items. Wheelchair accessible.

Brown County Historical Society and Coleman House Museum,
Meadville Road & 5th St., Ainsworth, NE 69210
(402-387-2427) Th 1-3; or by appointment.
Local history displays of Sandhills ranch country and files. Wheelchair accessible.

Buffalo County Historical Society Trails and Rails Museum,
710 W. 11th St., P.O. Box 523, Kearney, NE 68848
(308-234-3041) M-Sat 10-6, Sun 1-5, Memorial Day through Labor Day; M-Fri 1-5, Labor Day through Memorial Day, or by appointment. Closed all major holidays.
Discover the history of trails and rails along the Great Platte River Road.

Butte Community Historical Center and Museum,
721 1st Street, Butte, NE 68722-3035
(605-384-3509 or 402-775-2534) By appointment.
Historical parochial school structure. Large regional geological rock collection, Regional artifacts. Free admission. Wheelchair accessible.

Clay County Museum,
320 W. Glenville St., P.O. Box 191 Clay Center, NE 68933
(402-762-3563 or 402-762-3737) M-W 10-4; or by appointment.
Clay County history, former site of KMMJ radio. Wheelchair accessible.

Cozad Historical Society and 100th Meridian Museum
206 E. 8 St., PO Box 325, Cozad, NE 69130
(308-784-3402 or 308-784-1100) 10-5, Memorial Day-Labor Day; or by appointment.
Cozad area history, photograph collection. Wheelchair accessible.

Dawson County Historical Society Museum,
805 N. Taft, P.O. Box 369, Lexington, NE 68850
(308-324-5340) M-Sat 9-5.
Dawson County history, monthly exhibits of Nebraska artists. Wheelchair accessible.

Edgerton Explorit Center,
208 16th St., Aurora, NE 68818
(402-694-4035) M-Sat 9-5; Sun 1-5; closed major holidays. Admission.
Scientific discovery, exploration through hands-on learning. Wheelchair accessible.

Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park,
R.R. 1, P.O. Box 37, Burwell, NE 68823
(308-346-4715).Grounds, daily dawn-dusk; office, 9-5, Memorial Day-Labor Day. Admission.
Original 1870s fort buildings, grounds restored. Wheelchair accessible.

Fort Kearney State Historical Park,
1020 V. Road, Kearney, NE 68847
(308-865-5305) Daily 9-5, Memorial Day-October. Admission.
Visitor center and reconstructed buildings interpret Oregon Trail fort, sandhill crane migration. Wheelchair accessible.

Franklin County Historical Society Museum,
Hwys. 136 & 10, Franklin NE, 68939
(308-425-3030 or 308-425-3471) T-Th 9-4; or by appointment.
Early settler home and farm artifacts, genealogy, South Central Nebraska history. Wheelchair accessible.

Genoa Historical Society
402 Willard Ave., Genoa, NE 68640
(402-993-2330) F-Sun 2-4, Memorial Day-Labor Day; or by appointment. Admission.
Local history includes Pawnee Indian agency, U.S. Indian School.

George W. Frank House
2010 W. 24th St., Kearney, NE 68847
(308-865-8284) Year Round, M-F 2-5 and Sat 12-5, Closed on university breaks.
Group tours by appointment. Admission: Free
1889 Romanesque-style Victorian Home, Tiffany window. Wheelchair accessible.
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Gibbon Heritage Center,
2nd and Court St., P.O. Box 30c, Gibbon, NE 68840
(308-468-6109) First two Sundays of month 2-4; or by appointment.
Gibbon area historical. Wheelchair accessible.

Gothenburg Historical Museum
1420 Ave. F, Gothenburg NE  69138
Open: May - September, Wednesday - Saturday, 10am-4 pm
No Admission

Greeley County Historical Society Courthouse Museum,
P.O. Box 6, Greeley, NE 68842
(308-428-2605) M-F 9-4.
Domestic, military artifacts, jewelry, antique books. Wheelchair accessible.

Harold Warp Pioneer Village Foundation,
Hwy. 6, P.O. Box 68, Minden, NE 68959
(308-832-1181) Daily 8-5; extended summer hours. Admission.
Everyday objects from 1830 to the present, one of the largest collections of farm implements. Wheelchair accessible.

Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History,
1330 N. Burlington Ave., P.O. Box 1286, Hastings, NE 68901
(402-461-2399) (800-508-4629) M 9-5; T-Sat 9-8; Sun 10-8. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Admission.
Three floors of natural and cultural history, planetarium, Lied Super Screen Theatre, Discovery Center. Wheelchair accessible.

Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles,
606 Heartland Rd., Lexington, NE 68850
(308-324-6329) M-Sat 10-5; Sun 1-5.
Large collection of military vehicles from WWII-present. Wheelchair accessible.

High Plains Historical Society
421 Norris Ave., McCook, NE 69001
(308-345-3661)T-Sat 1-5; Sun 2-4.
Local history, Indian artifacts, drugstore where Kool-aid originated. Wheelchair accessible.

Hitchcock County Museum
313 1st East Street and 4th Street
PO Box 511, Trenton, NE  69044
Open Memorial Weekend to Labor Day.  Sunday 2:00-5:00pm
By appointment - Free admission
Six buildings of Hitchcock County artifacts.  First building acquired in 1966.
Genealogy and cemetery records

Holt County Historical Society Museum,
401 E. Douglas St., O'Neill, NE 68763
(402-336-2344) M-Th 10-4; or by appointment. Closed all major holidays.
County history, genealogy, General O'Neill, Kinkaid Act.

Kearney Area Childrens' Museum, Alia Arram Memorial Building
5827 Fourth Ave, Kearney, NE 68845
(308-698-2228) Tues-Weds: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Thurs: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Fri-Sat: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sun: 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
The Kearney Area Children's Museum provides fun, interactive, educational experiences for children which stimulate creative play and expression while supporting connections with the family, the community, and the world around us.

Kearney County Historical Museum,
530 N. Nebraska Ave., Minden NE 68959
(308-832-2676 or 308-832-2831) Sun 2-5, June 1-August 31; or by appointment.
Post office, school, store, train depot. 7000+ objects.

Long Pine Heritage Society and Heritage House Museum,
197 W. 3rd St., P.O. Box 333, Long Pine, NE 69217
(402-273-4453) Daily, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day weekend; or by appointment.
Local history, genealogy. Wheelchair accessible.

Merrick County Historical Museum,
211 E St., Central City, NE 68826
(308-946-2757 or 308-946-2867) Sun 2-4, May-October; or by appointment.
Learn about people of Merrick County past and present.

Museum of Nebraska Major League Baseball
619 Howard Ave., St. Paul, NE 68873
(308-754-5558) M-F 10-2, Sat 10-4, Sun 1-4, Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Admission.
Displays of Hall of Fame baseball players from Nebraska. Wheelchair accessible.

Nebraska Prairie Museum, Phelps County Historical Society,
2701 North Burlington St., P.O. Box 164, Holdrege, NE 68949
(308-995-5015) M-Sat 10-5; Sun 1-5; closed major holidays.
Local history, genealogy, nearby Atlanta German PW camp. Wheelchair accessible.

Neligh Mill State Historic Site
N St. and Wylie Dr., P.O. Box 271, Neligh, NE 68756
(402-887-4303) M-Sat 8-5, Sun 1:30-5 Memorial Day-September 30; M-F 8-5, Sat-Sun by appointment, October-Memorial Day. Admission.
Only 19th-century flour mill in the state with original equipment. Wheelchair accessible.

Niobrara Museum
89054 519th Ave., Niobrara, NE 68760
(402-857-3609) W 1-3, Sat 10-3, Sun 1-3, Memorial Day-Labor Day; or by appointment.
Artifacts from the Niobrara area. Wheelchair accessible.

Plainsman Museum,
210 16th St., Aurora, NE 68818
(402-694-6531) M-Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5 April 1-October 31; M-Sat 1-5, November 1-March 31; closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Easter. Admission.
Plains history 1860-1950, emphasis on Civil War, agriculture. Wheelchair accessible.

Plainview Historical Society,
302 S. Main St., Plainview, NE 68769
(402-582-4433) Call for hours.
Plains pioneer history. Wheelchair accessible.

Rae Valley Heritage Association
R.R. 1, P.O. Box 134, Petersburg, NE 68652
(402-386-5334) Call for hours. Admission.
Farming antiques, demonstrations. Wheelchair accessible.

Robert Henri Museum and Historical Walkway,
218 E. 8th St., P.O. Box 355, Cozad, NE 69130
(308-784-4154) M-Sat 10-5, June-September. Admission.
Pioneer schoolhouse, Pony Express station, childhood home of artist Robert Henri, local arts and crafts. Wheelchair accessible.

Rock County Historical Society
c/o The Whistle Stop
HC88, Box 25
Bassett, NE  68714

Sellor's Log Cabin,
Hwy. 20 and Main, Courthouse Park, Ainsworth, NE 69210
(402-387-2740) M-F, 8-12, 1-5, mid-May--September 30; weekends by chance.
Cabin displays local history, artifacts. Wheelchair accessible.

Senator George Norris State Historic Site
706 Norris Ave., McCook, NE 69001
(308-345-8484) T-Sat 9:30-12, 1-5. Closed state holidays. Admission.
Nebraska Congressman for 40 years; the "fighting liberal," father of Rural Electrification Act, Tennessee Valley Authority.

Studevant-McKee Foundation,
308 S. Main St., P.O. Box 225, Atkinson, NE 68713
(402-925-2726) By appointment.
Area history.

Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer,
3133 W. Hwy 34, P.O. Box 1505, Grand Island, NE 68802
(308-385-5316) Daily 9-5, May 1-October 15; historic village, farm machinery building open at 10. Stuhr Building and Fonner Rotunda only M-Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5 October 16-April 30. Admission.
60+ historic structures, indoor/outdoor exhibits, year-round museum buildings on 200 acres. Wheelchair accessible.

Thomas County Historical Society,
609 Court St., Thedford, NE 69166
308-645-2477 and 308-645-2489
Hours M W F, 10-4, Memorial Day-Labor Day or by appointment
Preserving the past for the future. Wheelchair accessible.

Valley County Museum,
Rt. 1, Box 194, Ord, NE 68862
(308-728-5527) M-F 1-4, Memorial Day--mid-October. Open on city special occasions.
Early county settlement to present time. Wheelchair accessible.

Verdigre Heritage Museum,
82139 881 Road, Verdigre, NE 68783
(402-668-2248) By appointment.
Four buildings, mill, jail. Wheelchair accessible.

Webster County Historical Museum,
721 W. 4th St., P.O. Box 464, Red Cloud, NE 68970
(402-746-2444) M-Sun 1-5, April 1-October 31. Admission.
History of Webster County, 22-room mansion, adjacent buildings. Wheelchair accessible.

Wheeler County Historical Society and Courthouse Museum,
PO Box 194, Bartlett, NE 68622
(308-654-3424) By appointment.
Wheeler County pioneer artifacts.

White Horse Ranch Museum,
R.R.1, P.O. Box 176, Stuart, NE 68780
(402-924-3831) Daily 1-5 Memorial Day-Labor Day; or by appointment.
Horse breeding ranch owned by Cal and Ruth Thompson, local history.

Willa Cather State Historic Site
Willa Cather Pioneer Foundation Memorial
413 N. Webster St., P.O. Box 326, Red Cloud, NE 68970
(402-746-2653) M-Sat 8 -5; Sun 1-5. Admission. Childhood home, six period structures that influenced Pulitzer winner Willa Cather's writing.

Wood River Valley Historical Society,
PO Box 164, Shelton, NE 68876
(308-647-6617) Sun 2-4; or by appointment.
History of Lincoln Highway, varied displays throughout the year.

Western Nebraska

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument,
301 River Road, Harrison, NE 69346
(308-668-2211) Daily 8-5; Summer-Labor Day 8-6. Admission.
Native American collection, fossil display.

Arthur Bowring Ranch State Historical Park,
P.O. Box 38, Merriman, NE 69218
(308-684-3428) Daily 9-5 Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day weekend; or by appointment. Admission.
Historic ranch interprets history of Sandhills cattle country. Wheelchair accessible.

Banner County Historical Society,
200 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Harrisburg, NE 69345
(308-436-7228) Sun 2-5, Memorial Day-Labor Day; or by appointment.
Log house, sod house, pioneer church.

Bayard Chimney Rock Museum,
South Main St., P.O. Box 313, Bayard, NE 69334
(308-586-1177 or 308-586-1496) M-Sat 9-12, 1-4, Sun 1-4, Memorial Day-September; or by appointment.
Six rooms, Bayard history, Chimney Rock passion play. Wheelchair accessible.

Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park,
2921 Scouts Rest Ranch Rd., North Platte, NE 69101
(308-535-8035) Memorial Day-Labor Day. Admission.
Home of Buffalo Bill Cody for 17 years; restored house, barn interprets Cody's life and creation of the rodeo. Wheelchair accessible.

Chappell Museum Association and Sudman-Neumann Heritage House
5th & Vincent St., Chappell, NE 69129
(308-874-2865) Sun 2-4, May 1-Labor Day; or by appointment.
Unusual dogleg staircase, antique furniture.

Chase County Historical Museum,
Champion, NE 69023
(308-882-5774) Sun 1:30-4:30, Mother's Day-Labor Day; or by appointment.
Chase County artifacts. Wheelchair accessible.

Cheyenne County Historical Society and Fort Sidney Complex,
6th & Jackson St., Sidney, NE 69162
(308-254-2150) Daily 9-11, 1-3. Closed major holidays.
Restored Commander's Home and Officer's Building, museum. Wheelchair accessible.

Chimney Rock National Historic Site
Abbott Visitor Center, P.O. Box F, Bayard, NE 69334
(308-586-2581) Daily 9-6, April 1-September 30; 9-5 October 1-March 31. Admission.
Chimney Rock, most famous landmark on the Oregon Trail, visible from center, interactive exhibits. Wheelchair accessible.

Crawford Historical Museum
339 2nd St., PO Box 333, Crawford, NE 63339
(no phone number) Mon-Sat 9-4; May-October. Free admission.
History of Crawford and surrounding area. Genealogy and history library. Wheelchair accessible.

Dalton Prairie Schooner Museum
Hwy. 385, Dalton, NE 69131
(308-377-2652) Sat-Sun 1-4, Memorial Day-Labor Day; or by appointment.
Community history, model railroad engines. Wheelchair accessible.

Dawes County Historical Museum,
341 Country Club Rd., P.O. Box 1319, Chadron, NE 69337
(308-432-4999) M-Sat 10-4, Sun 1-5, Memorial Day-September 30.
Genealogy, historic structures, farm machinery, antiques, quilts, tools. Wheelchair accessible.

Eleanor Barbour Cook Museum of Geoscience,
Chadron State College, Chadron, NE 69337
(308-432-6377) Daily 7:30-4:30; or by appointment.
Closed major holidays, spring break. Rocks, minerals, fossils from the Nebraska panhandle region. Wheelchair accessible.

Farm and Ranch Museum,
2930 M St., P.O. Box 398, Gering, NE 69341
(308-436-1989) M-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5, May 15-September 15; or by appointment.
110-acre farm interprets agriculture of the High Plains. Wheelchair accessible.

Fort Robinson Museum
P.O. Box 304, Crawford, NE 69339
(308-665-2919) M-Sat 8-5, Sun 9-5, Memorial Day-Labor Day; off-season varies. Admission.
Restored buildings interpret long and varied fort history. Wheelchair accessible.

Garden County Museum and Rock School,
W. 1st & Ave. E (museum), W. 2nd & Avenue G (school) Oshkosh, NE 69154
(308-772-3115) T 1-4; W-Sat 9-12, 1-4; or by appointment.
Local area history. Wheelchair accessible.

Grant County Courthouse,
P.O. Box 139, Hyannis, NE 69350
(308-458-2230) By appointment.
Grant County history, props from John Wayne's stunt man, gigantic arrowhead collection.

Knight Museum of High Plains Heritage,
908 Yellowstone St., P.O. Drawer D, Alliance, NE 69301
(308-762-2384 or 308-762-5400 x 260) M-Sat 10-6, Sun 1-5, May 1-Labor Day; T-Sat 12-5, Labor Day-April 30.
History of Box Butte County and western Nebraska. Wheelchair accessible.

Lincoln County Historical Society,
2403 N. Buffalo, North Platte, NE 69101
(308-534-5640) Daily 9-8, Memorial Day-Labor Day; 9-5 Labor Day-September 30; closed September 30-Memorial Day.
14 historic buildings, large museum. Wheelchair accessible.

Little House Monument,
Stratton, NE 69043
(308-276-2462) 1st & 3rd Sun 1-5, May-August.
Local history, family collections. Wheelchair accessible.

Lodgepole Depot Museum,
722 McCall St., Lodgepole, NE 69149
contact info.: 1424 Peterson Blvd.
(308-483-5620) By appointment.
Depot museum, town history. Wheelchair accessible.

Mari Sandoz Room,
177 N. Main St., Gordon, NE 69343
(308-282-9972) M-F 9-5; Sat 9-12. Closed on holidays.
Guided tours, maps for self-guided tours; books by Sandoz and local authors. Wheelchair accessible.

McPherson County Historical Society,
HC 71, P.O. Box 20, Tryon, NE 69167
(308-587-2276) By appointment.
Historic bank, area artifacts. Wheelchair accessible.

Museum of the Fur Trade,
6321 Hwy. 20, P.O. Box 1276, Chadron, NE 69337
(308-432-3843) Daily 8-5, Memorial Day-September; or by appointment. Admission.
Fur trade from early colonial days to the 20th century. Wheelchair accessible.

North Platte Valley Historical Association,
11th & J Sts., Gering, NE 69341
(308-436-5411) M-F 8:30-5, Sat-Sun 12-4, May 1-September 30; or by appointment. Admission.
Museum, historic buildings. Wheelchair accessible.

Perkins County Historical Society,
6th & Central Ave., PO Box 192, Grant, NE 69140
(308-352-4603) Sun 2-4:30, June-August; or by appointment.
Museum, house (1910). Wheelchair accessible.

Rushville Armstrong House Museum,
Hwy. 20 and Nelson Ave., PO Box 130, Rushville, NE 69360
(308-638-7643) M-F 1-4, Memorial Day-Labor Day; or by appointment.
Sheridan County history. Wheelchair accessible.

Scamahorn Church Museum,
W. 5th St., Gordon, NE 69343
(308-638-7643) M-F 1-4, Memorial Day-Labor Day; or by appointment.
Area history, Crazy Horse, Mari Sandoz. Wheelchair accessible.

Scotts Bluff National Monument,
190276 Hwy. 92 W., Gering, NE 69341
(308-436-4340) Daily 8-7, Memorial Day-Labor Day; 8-5 Labor Day-Memorial Day; closed Christmas and New Year's. Admission.
History of Oregon Trail, paintings by William Henry Jackson. Wheelchair accessible.

Trailside Museum,
Hwy. 20 at Fort Robinson State Park, P.O. Box 462, Crawford, NE 69339
(308-665-2730) Daily Memorial Day-September; off-season varies. Admission.
Paleontology, geology western Nebraska, 10,000-year-old mammoths. Wheelchair accessible.

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