Plan Your Visit

​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.

View Our Current Events
Hours

Tuesday 1 - 5 p.m.

Thursday 1 - 5 p.m.

Saturday 1 - 5 p.m.

Or by appointment (402) 374-1505.

Admission

Donations Appreciated

Advance reservations are appreciated for group visits

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…

Read More

What's Happening

Blog
How Burt County played a role in the development and expansion of the JCPenney Company

Do you remember the Tekamah JCPenney store? It was located next to the former city…

Continue Reading
Events
“Log Cabin” Quilt Drawing

Our beautiful quilt pieced together by Becky Anderson & Lisa Anderson. Thanks to the Washington County Bank…

Continue Reading
Events
Fantasy of Trees

Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 Fantasy of Trees 6 to 8 p.m. 2019 Theme “All Is…

Continue Reading
Events
Holiday Museum Decorations

Our holiday decorations will remain on display through December during regular museum hours: Tuesday, Thursday…

Continue Reading
Events
Holiday Bake Sale

December 14, 2019 @ Museum Schoolhouse 8:00 a.m. until sold out – Rain or snow…

Continue Reading
Featured Exhibits
Our Honored Stars

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

Continue Reading
Blog
You’ve Got To See This

You’ve Got To See This! By Assistant Curator Jane Elske   Burt County Museum has…

Continue Reading

Get Involved

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.

Donate Membership

1904

year built

2345

annual attendance

25,000+

artifacts in collection

1967

year established