Seward County Historical Society Museum

Established: 1967
Physical Location/Address: 1037 364th Rd.
City: Goehner
County: Seward
Hours: Thursday: 10-4 Sunday: 1-5 May-October
Organization’s email: [email protected]
Organization’s Phone: (402) 523-4055
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Description: Established in 1967 and celebrating its 50th year, the Seward County Historical Society Museum is dedicated to helping preserve the history of Seward County. Our mission is to encourage curiosity and discovery of the past, cultivate a sense of community, and bring people together through county and individual histories.

There’s no shortage of things to learn and discover on our six-acre campus. We have an original farmhouse built in 1906 restored to allow visitors to see what life was like over 100 years ago and the last operating one-room district schoolhouse from the county built in 1915. The schoolhouse has all the accommodations so guests can imagine going to school with all ages in a class no bigger than 10-20 students.

In the main Museum guests can see artifacts, documents, photographs and more dating back to the 1800s encompassing all realms of Seward County history. One of the highlights is an original Homestead cabin that was built in 1869. Having had a house build around it, it’s in fantastic condition and gives visitors a taste of what homestead life would have been. Three new exhibitions are in the works for the 2017 season which begins in May, so we encourage folks to come see what’s new.
We also have a large collection of automobiles and farm equipment, including an early 1900s steam tractor.

An added bonus is the 1-inch scale train we have that runs on the second and fourth Sunday June-October. Children (and their parents!) can ride on the train around the grounds for a fun and unique experience the whole family will enjoy.

At the Seward County Historical Society Museum, we want guests to feel welcome and engaged, leaving with a sense of appreciation for our unique, local history.