Photograph of Lewis and Clark Center Right: Arbor Lodge State Historic Park

Left: Missouri River Basin Lewis and Clark Center
Photo of Arbor Lodge State Park Below: Civil War Veterans Museum in the Grand Army of the Republic Hall    
  Right: Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting

Below: Otoe County Museum of Memories
Photo of Firefighting museum Nebraska City Museum Association Photo of Civil War Veterans Museum The Mayhew Cabin with John Brown's Cave  
  Photo of Otoe County Museum The Nebraska City Museum Association was organized in August 2001.The purpose of the Museum Association is to coordinate the efforts of established Museums as well as other Museums that might be established in Otoe County, Nebraska so that all museums in the county might be better utilized by citizens of the community as well as visitors. The Association provides professional museum consultation to the museums in regard to long range planning, capital improvements, fund development, exhibition planning, educational program planning, and collection management. It also promotes the awareness of the museums in the county and encourages increased usage. Photo of Mayhew Cabin  
  Kregel Windmill Factory Museum The Taylor-Wessel-Bickel (Nelson) House Old Freighters Museum Wildwood Historic Center The River Country Nature Center  
  Photo of Kregel Museum Photo of Nelson House Photo of Old Freighters Museum Photo of wildwood house Photo of inside of Nature Center  
Brian K. Volkmer
114 South 6th Street, P.O. Box 792
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Phone: 402-873-4262
Cell: 402-209-0549

Upcoming events and programs:

The Nebraska City Museums' Residents Program is now completed.  Thanks to everyone who visited the museums this year.

The Kregel Windmill Factory Museum is hosting a speaker on Saturday evening, November 22, at 7:00.  Jesse Korus, a geologist and hydrologist for the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, will present “The Story of Nebraska’s Subterranean Connections”.  The presentation will focus on Nebraska’s geology, groundwater, and wells.


The Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting has extended their seasonal hours.  They will be open every weekend in November; Saturdays from 11:00 - 5:00 and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:00.  They will continue to allow free admission for Nebraska City residents.

The MRB Lewis and Clark Center is holding an "Eagle Photography Contest".  Entries must be submitted by April 10, 2015.  Winners will be announced during Arbor Day Weekend.  The Center is encouraging all deer hunters to deposit the remains of their fall hunt around the deadfall of branches on top of the hill northwest of the Center.  The carrion attracts eagles after the river has frozen over.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center next exhibition  is entitled, "Converging Matrices" with artists Shea Wilkinson and Travis Apel, textile art and metal sculptures.  The exhibit runs from October 27 - December 18. The next Open Studio night is December 4, from 5-7 pm.

The Wildwood Historic Center’s “For the Love of the Piano” event will feature Luke Partsch this year.  Held on Sunday, December 7, this year’s event will also feature a vintage clothing display in the barn.  The House is decorated for Christmas.  After November 1, the house will still be available for tours but these must be arranged by e-mail.  Megan Moffet is the featured artist of the month until the end of October.