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Learn More Than You
Knew Before at the
Gage County Museum

Mission Statement: The Gage County Historical Society collects, preserves, and interprets artifacts and archival materials related to the history of Gage County and holds them in trust for present and future generations.

Museum is located at 101 North Second Street, Beatrice, Nebraska (corner of 2nd and Court streets). See map. The Museum is in a 1906 Burlington Passenger Station, the first Neo-Classical Revival architectural style on the Burlington line. This building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Museum regular hours are:

  • Tuesday–Friday, 9am-12pm/1pm-5pm
  • Closed all major holidays

Admission: donations welcome
Tours by appointment.

Tourist information available.


Scope of collections:

  • People
  • Railroad
  • Industry
  • Medical
  • Agriculture



The Life and Career of John P. Fulton, Featuring Daughter Joanne Fulton Schaefer -- March 3 & 4, 2017. Details HERE.

Of note: total solar eclipse in Beatrice on Aug. 21, 2017!


The Life and Career of John P. Fulton, Featuring Daughter Joanne Fulton Schaefer

On March 3 & 4, 2017, Gage County Classic Film Institute welcomes back Joanne Fulton Schaefer who will share behind-the scenes stories about her father, John P. Fulton, Oscar-winning special effects artist and Beatrice native. We will show three films featuring his special effects: The Invisible Man (1933), Tulsa (1949), and The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954). Details HERE.

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New Exhibits in Progress

Exhibits are still being updated since the May 2016 flood. Visitors are welcome to come see them in progress.

A special 2017 summer exhibit is being planned - check back for details.

A Tribute to WWII Company C (comprised of Gage County troops) is in the works, being curated by the Nebraska National Guard Museum in Seward.