Last updated: 2/12/2017
Fairbury, Nebraska
Street Address
1228 Elm Street
Fairbury, NE 68352
Mailing Address
1128 Main St
Fairbury, NE 68352
Hours
Sunday, Saturday1 PM - 4 PM
Other times by request.
Sunday, Saturday1 PM - 4 PM
Admissions
Free. Donations Accepted.
Staff
Maryann Willlis, Board of directors
phone: 402-792-6286
Ben Mcbride, President
phone: 402-300-1318
Jolie Parker, Museum Contact
phone: 402-271-6879
Georgia Acker, Board of Directors
Description

New Location

The Fairbury City Museum has been located for many years on the west side of the square in downtown Fairbury. The museum opened in its new location, the former West Ward School, in the fall of 1998. This move has enabled us to present our collection in a much more pleasant atmosphere and encourages visitors to more fully explore all the treasures which had previously been hidden.

The public is encouraged to offer suggestions for improvements to the museum and to offer suitable items for donation. Such items should be in good condition and coincide with our mission. We regret that do to space limitations we are unable to accept every artifact offered to us.

Mission

To preserve, display and promote the history of Fairbury, Nebraska

History

The Fairbury City Museum has a very impressive inventory of period items that have been donated by friends and families of the community. The Fairbury City Museum, once housed in a tiny store front on the west side of the downtown square, has found a new home in a former elementary school building at 12th & Elm Streets, just two blocks south of Hwy 136, Nebraska's Heritage Highway.

Artifact Collections

Military, housing, farming, railroad and other local businesses, early musical equipment, fossil and local rock collection, ladies clothes, children's toys, clothes etc.

Governance

The museum is owned by the city and is controlled by a board of directors. A curator is involved.

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: No

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Restrooms

Services

Group tours

Tours are available by appointment.

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