Welcome to the Museum!

Welcome to the Lincoln County Historical Museum website. The museum endeavors to reach the broadest range of the public to educate about the historical significance of west central Nebraska and the Platte River Valley. This website is designed to introduce you to our rich history.

This region not only has a long agricultural tradition, but a wonderful Native American and Pioneer history. The Pawnee, Arapaho, and Sioux all called this area home. The Oregon, Mormon, and California trails all ran through here. The Pony Express, Transcontinental Telegraph, Transcontinental Railroad, and First Transcontinental Air Mail Flight all came right through our front yards. One of our proudest legacies is the North Platte Canteen, which served 6 million troops during World War II.


Corporate Members

ABC Auto Salvage

A J Heating, Air Conditioning, Sheet Metal         

Copeland Electric LLC

Edwards Land Surveying

Erickson’s Furniture

Farmers State Bank

Phares Financial Services

Rosenberg Insurance Inc.

Swan’s Furniture

Title Services of The Plains

Twin Rivers Testing &
Environmental, LLC

Western Abstract & Title Company

First National Bank

H-D Management Co.

Hild Propane Co. Inc.

Huebner’s Lawn & Garden

Neff Investments, Inc.

North Platte New Car Dealers’ Assoc.

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Nebraskaland National Bank Logo 2
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