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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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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.


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

2022 “Winter Wonderland” Quilt Winner

Samantha (Lucas) Wood of Arlington won the Burt County Museum’s “Winter Wonderland” queen-size quilt. The…

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Fantasy of Trees

Annual Fantasy of Trees – November 20, 2022 A big thank you to all of…

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Holiday Bake Sale – 2022

Thank you for supporting our 2022 Holiday Bake Sale The museum thanks you for your…

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Winter Wonderland Quilt Drawing – December 17, 2022

Get your tickets here.  Donation of $1 – must be 18 to participate Winter Wonderland…

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Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway Scavenger Hunt

Check out the Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway Scavenger Hunt sponsored by the Byway members….

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Time for Tea with my Friends and Me

Thanks so much to these wonderful children for making Burt County Museums 2nd Tea Party…

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Coffee on the Porch – May 28

Coffee on the Porch Thanks to all the alumni who took time out to visit…

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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.

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