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​The Burt County Museum’s mission is to collect, preserve and develop an appreciation of the history of Burt County and artifacts associated with that history, and to educate the public in connection therewith.

We have great news! All Burt County newspapers (of which there is a copy to be found, anywhere) are now digitized online. Check them out here!

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Hours

Burt County Museum is open to the public

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
1 to 5 p.m.

Masks and hand sanitizer are available. Please refrain from visiting if you, or a family member, are ill.

Admission

Donations Appreciated

Advance reservations are appreciated for group visits. 402-374-1505 or emailing [email protected].

About Us

The E.C. Houston House is listed on the National and State Registry of Historic places. This 1904 14-room home incorporates Neo-Classical Revival details in its porches, door and window openings, leaded-glass windows and cornices.

Adding to the beautiful woodwork and grand stature are artifacts that have been gathered from the Burt County area. Among them, you will find an early 1700’s painting of the Last Supper and a display of Block house items in the parlor.

After ascending the open oak staircase, you enter the sitting room where you will find a 1714 trunk. Across the hall from the bedrooms is a toy room that will excite youngsters 2 to 92.

The third-floor ballroom allows visitors a firsthand view of the social atmosphere of the early 1900’s time period. Enjoy gazing upon old children’s toys and admiring the beautiful intricate clothing items and women’s and men’s accessories…

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What's Happening

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July 4, 2024–Fun For all Ages

Fun for all ages! Come join us after the parade on the Fourth of July…

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Summer Display – Go Go Retro! 1970s Revival

Officially starting our summer display at the Burt County Museum, Saturday, June 15. If you’re…

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Coffee on the Porch – May 25, 2024

Coffee on the Porch- Alumni, Family & Friends Thanks to all who could join us….

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Another successful “Tea Party”

Another successful “Tea Party” with these delightful, well mannered, kind young ladies! We enjoyed your…

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2023 Quilt Winner

LeRoy Goodman of Fernley, Nev., was the lucky winner of Burt County Museum’s “Waterfall” patterned…

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2023 Holiday Passport Stop–Thanks to all who visited!!!

Thank you to the 138 extra visitors that participated in the Holiday Passport tour. We…

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Fantasy of Trees – November 24

2024 Theme – Rockin Around the Tree Christmas decor throughout each room of the Houston…

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Featured Exhibits
Our Honored Stars

Our Honored Military Two rooms in the East House showcase military exhibits dating from War…

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Preserve Burt County's History

The Museum is an active institution where we are continually caring for the vast collection entrusted to us, supporting research efforts, welcoming guests of all ages, and developing educational programming. Your donation/membership allows us to put it where the need is greatest. The Burt County Museum is a not-for-profit run entirely on memberships and private donations. We have great news! All Burt County newspapers (of which there is a copy to be found, anywhere) are now digitized online.

Donate Membership

1904

year built

2345

annual attendance

25,000+

artifacts in collection

1967

year established