• 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



Homestead Days 2017 special activites:

  • Restored CB&Q 1906 waycar/caboose open during museum hours June 23-24
  • "West building" exhibits open (walk around to behind the museum) -- June 23-24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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


West Building Open During Homestead Days

The museum's "West Building" will be open June 23-24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (walk around to behind the museum). Exhibits include original Traubel's popcorn stand, Beck's Shoe Shine stand, 1933 Seagraves firetruck, and much more!

Traubel's popcorn stand



New Exhibits in Progress

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

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.