• Slideshow - Exhibits
  • Slideshow - Dempster Windmill
  • Slideshow - Filley Stone Barn
  • Slideshow - 1905 Gage County Map

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.

Regular summer hours:

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

Regular winter hours:

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

Admission: donations welcome
Tours by appointment.

Tourist information available.


Scope of collections:

  • People
  • Railroad
  • Industry
  • Medical
  • Agriculture



July 1: Summer exhibition opens, "Women of Influence" at the Museum.

October 10: Harvest Festival at Filley Stone Barn.

March 5-7, 2021: Gage County Classic Film Institute's film event: 110th birthday Celebration of Holloywood Leading Man Robert Taylor.



Museum is Open

Open WednesdaysSaturdays: 10am–4pm through Sept. 30, 2020. We plan to have a special summer exhibition starting July 1, "Women of Inflence," featuring Clara Bewick Colby of Beatrice and other Gage County women who were advocates for change.



Two Ways to 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-deductable donation! See Museum's Store on Square at https://squareup.com/store/gage-county-museum/item/name-brick-fundraiser.

Help Lay the Foundation for Our Brick Project! Your donations are needed to help the Gage County Historical Society pays its $53,665 portion of the City of Beatrice's brick project. Flyer HERE.