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
June 23-September 30th — Summer Exhibit in the Layman Room, Firm Foundations: 50 Years of the Gage County Historical Society
September 10, 2021- Big Give Gage County- Our goal is to raise $3,000 for the restoration of painting of the corner of 6th and Ella in downtown Beatrice. The 40x28 inch acrylic painting was created by Earl Harris Jr. in 1965. The 1907 Lang grocery building (now owned by the Ratigan family) is prominently featured in the painting. The painting will be conserved at the Ford Conservation Center in Omaha, Nebraska. To donate please go to the Big Give Gage website https://www.biggivegage.org/
October 9, 2021- Harvest Festival at the Filley Stone Barn (13282 East Scott Road 2 miles South of Filley, NE). Come learn the trades of the past during the time of Elijah Filley building his stone barn in 1874. There will be demonstrations, vendors, children's activities, Old Time Music, and lunch served by Filley American Lutheran Church. Time of the event is from 10:00am- 4:00pm.
October 18- Annual Banquet - 6pm- at Vintage Venue( 620 Court St.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.