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 MRB Lewis & Clark will begin its “Brown Bagging with the Birds” starting Friday, January 8.   Every Friday from 12 – 1:00, through the end of February, the Center invites anyone interested to bring a bag lunch and watch the winter birds.  A local bird watcher will be there to assist in identifying species.


The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts presents a new exhibition, “Windswept, or Windfall: the paintings of Morgan Craig” beginning Monday, January 4 and continuing through February 19th.  The gallery reception will be held February 18th, 5-7 p.m., and coincides with their Third Thursday Open Studio event.


The MRB Lewis & Clark Center will hold another Astronomy 101 class on February 20, beginning at 7:00.   The class is for any interested in astronomy, from beginners to advanced star gazers. 

The MRB Lewis & Clark Center will hold a Native American Artifact Show on Saturday, March 19 from 10:00 – 4:00.  The event includes private collections, children activities and featured speaker Rob Bozell of the Nebraska State Historical Society. 


The MRB Lewis & Clark Center has moved to its Winter Hours  (November 30 - March 1),  Monday-Saturday:  10 am – 4 pm, Sunday; 12 pm - 4 pm.  Closed Monday and Tuesday of each week, Christmas and New Year.

The Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting will be open Friday - Sunday, Noon - 5:00.  Tours can be arranged by calling the Fire Department's non-emergency line at 402-873-3579.

The Kregel Windmill Factory Museum will continue its regular hours.

The following museums are closed for the season.  However tours can be arranged by calling the listed numbers

Otoe County Museum of Memories (Syracuse); 402-267-3482

Old Freighters Museum and Nelson House (Sue Quinn); 402-873-6188

River Country Nature Center; 402-873-4265

Mayhew Cabin; 402-873-3115

Civil War Veterans Museum (Tim Engel); 402-209-0551

Wildwood Historic Center (no tours after December 31);