• Slideshow - Exhibits
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  • 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.

Museum regular hours are (summer hours will start Memorial Day):

  • 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



Museum closed Aug. 28, 2017 until Feb. 1, 2018

Gage County Classic Film Institute presents "Gene Coon: From Beatrice Nebraska to Star Trek and Beyond." Beatrice-native Gene Coon was a TV writer and producer best known for his work on Star Trek. $30 for entire event, early bird discount $25 before Feb. 16. Special guest and keynote speaker to be announced soon.

  • Friday, March 2, 6pm Reception, 7pm Book Signing.
  • Saturday, March 3, 9am "Saturday Morning TV" will focus on Coon's Western TV shows including Wagon Train, at Beatrice Community Players Theater, 412 Ella St.
  • Saturday, March 3, 1:30pm will focus on Coon's numerous contributions to Star Trek at Beatrice Community Players Theater, 412 Ella St.


Until Feb. 1, 2018

In light of the City's project on 2nd Street and the proposed reduction in construction time, the Gage County Historical Society has decided to close the Gage County Museum to allow the Nebraska Department of Transportation's second project to be completed in one phase. Please direct questions and concerns to James Burroughs, City Engineer 1-402-228-5200.

This includes no genealogy research requests until Feb. 1, 2018.






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! Order by March 1, 2018 for spring placement. Order form HERE

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 in front of the Gage County Museum. Construction is now underway to replace the bricks in the street and sidewalks along this block. Support Beatrice history with a tax-deductable donation! Flyer HERE