Gage County Historical Society and Museum

The mission of the Gage County Historical Society is to preserve, enhance, and showcase the unique history of Gage County by connecting our stories to develop appreciation throughout the wider community.


The Gage County Museum is located at 101 North Second Street, Beatrice, Nebraska (corner of 2nd and Court streets). The Museum is in a 1906 Burlington Passenger Station, the first Neo-Classical Revival architectural style on the Burlington line. 


Tours by appointment. Tourist information is available.


Admission: Free (donations welcome)


Summer hours (April-September):

  • Wednesday–Saturday, 10am–4pm
  • Closed all major holidays

Winter hours (October-March):

  • Thursday–Saturday, 10am–4pm
  • Closed all major holidays





December 11 at 1:30pm- Gifts of the Past - Layman Room at the Museum- Partnership with Yesterday's Lady- Ages 5 and up- $5 per child unless you have a $30 family membership to the GCHS then each child is free- Reading of the Gift of the Magi by O'Henry published in 1905, talk about gifts children would have received on Christmas morning, cookies and milk, and a take home craft. Registration is required. 


January 14, 2022- 7:00pm- Tall Tree Tasting- Partnership with Tall Tree Tasting- Ages 21 and over- $30 per person- Historical Buildings of Gage County Bingo Night- Prizes being given away throughout the night- includes appetizers and one drink ticket. Registration is required. 


Check out more events on our Event Calendar

 Help The Museum


Name Brick Fundraiser! For $100, get a 4" x 8" brick engraved with up to 3 lines. These name bricks will be placed in the "Statue of Liberty Walkway" in front of the Gage County Museum. Support the museum with a tax-deductible donation! 


Become a Member or make a monetary donation.


Buy merchandise in our Gift Shop.


The Gage County Museum has a museum collection of over 10,000 objects illustrating the history of the county. If you would like donate something to the museum contact the Society at 402-228-1679 or email


Scope of collections:

  • Personal stories that illustrate life in Gage County
  • Events of historical importance
  • Communities and organizations in Gage County
  • Development of business, agriculture, and industry

The Society may accept materials that originate from outside the county if they relate to the above criteria, and/or are found to have historic significance to the county. Non-museum collections (education, research, exhibit props) may be from areas outside of the county as representative items or related local history.

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Gage County Historical Society and Museum
101 North Second Street
Beatrice, NE, 68310
Phone: 402-228-1679 | Map
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