• 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.

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 further notice.

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 - Gage County Historical Society Annual Meeting and Banquet at Valentino's of Beatrice. "Humanities Nebraska Speaker, David Wells will present: Nebraska and the Civil War

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 - Annual Harvest Festival at Filley Stone Barn. Flyer HERE


Aug. 28, 2017
Until Further Notice

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.

Check back here for updates of when we will reopen.






Help Lay the Foundation for Our Brick Project!

Your donations are needed to help the Gage County Historical Sociey pay 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 HEREBrick project