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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.

The usual precautions for Covid-19 will be practiced. Masks and hand sanitizer are strongly encouraged and are available. Social distancing will be expected. Please refrain from visiting the museum if you, or a family member, are ill.

We are now open without appointments.

Admission

Donations Appreciated

Advance reservations are appreciated for group visits. 402-374-1505 or emailing burtcomuseum@abbnebraska.com.

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

Events
Fantasy of Trees

Annual Fantasy of Trees November 21, 2021 – 6 to 8 p.m. If interested in…

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Holiday Bake Sale

December 11, 2021 – 8 a.m. until gone! Enjoy all of the holiday festivities inside…

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Special Summer Display – 2021

Special Summer Display – Thanks for all visitors that came to see the quilts. Logan…

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Featured Business of the Month – Burt County Tourism

We are honored to have the Burt County Museum selected as the Burt County Tourism’s…

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“Liberty Lake” Quilt Drawing Winner

Liberty Lake Quilt Winner – The winner of the annual Burt County Museums quilt raffle…

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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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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…

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You’ve Got To See This

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

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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