Gage County Historical Society Museum


The Gage County Historical Society & Museum is located in historic downtown Beatrice, Nebraska, at 2nd and Court Streets. Housed in the 1906 Burlington Passenger Depot, the Museum showcases exhibits that tell the story of Gage County from its founding days to the present. Experience the rich history and progress of Gage County through the stories of industry, business, innovation, and community.


Admission to the Museum is free and open to the public, and access to our research library and archive is available with an advance appointment - please contact us for more details.


The Gage County Historical Society also maintains the Filley Stone Barn in rural Gage County; a landmark on the National Register of Historic Places, and the home of the annual Pioneer Days and Harvest Festival held every first week in October.


The Oregon Trail crossed the southwest corner of Gage County. In the early 1840s, over 300,000 brave adventurers crossed Gage County on their way west. This triangular stone monument was erected in 1913 by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) near the location where the historic Oregon Trail crossed the border from Kansas into Nebraska. The Oregon Trail Marker is located 1-3/4 miles west of Lanham, Nebraska at the intersection of W Stateline and SW 142nd roads. It became a Historical Society property in 1993.


The Gage County Historical Society website includes an event calendar, education curriculum, volunteer, and membership information, as well as an online gift shop.


Hours of Operation

April 1st - September 30th

Wednesday - Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm


October 1st - March 31st

Thursday - Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm


Phone/Address of Attraction



101 N. 2nd St.

P.O. Box 793

Beatrice, NE 68310



Cassandra Dean, Museum Administrator