Lincoln County Historical Museum

Western Heritage Village

North Platte, Nebraska

Historic Buildings

The Museum and historic buildings showcase the heritage
of Lincoln County, Nebraska.

For information regarding Museum Hours,
request printed information, admission fees,
and other information, please click the
"About Our Museum" link below or call:

Museum Complex
The Lincoln County Historical Society maintains the Museum complex,
preserving the rich cultural and historical legacy of our area.


The Museum contains our treasures of life in Lincoln County, including period room settings, china, quilts, fashions, furniture, a doctor's office, telephone office, post office, beauty shop, DAR collection, natural history, a model railroad, railroad history and lots of photographs. We are proud of our contribution to the Military.

World War II Canteen
The Famous World War II Canteen

For 51 months, 24 hours per day, throughout World War II, the citizens of this area met every U.S. Military train, providing food, treats, and hospitality to an astounding 2-3 thousand soldiers per day! The Canteen is a tribute to the spirit, generosity and faithfulness of these amazing people.

The Frank and Fred Leu Memorial Wing was added in 1993. It now contains 4 mounted longhorn steers, a buffalo, and western art and photographs. The new gallery will continue to expand the story of western and ranching history of our area.
Longhorn Steers


Brady Island U.P. Railroad Depot
Barn with lots of farming history
Windmill & Water Tower
Pony Express log building - 1860
Fort McPherson Headquarters building - 1863
DAR Log Cabin - 1866
Frederick School/Library
Lutheran Church
Country School - 1903
Fredricksen House with furnishings - 1899
Barber Shop - 1900
General Store
Brady Island U.P. Railroad Depot - 1866
A two-story log house, the first homestead in Lincoln County - 1869

The Union Pacific Railroad has always been a very important part of Lincoln County.


2403 North Buffalo Bill Avenue
North Platte, NE 69101
Phone: (308) 534-5640
Director/Curator E-Mail

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