Cedar County Historical Museum

Established 1963
What we are doing now!



304 West Franklin

PO Box 181

Hartington, Nebraska 68739

(402) 254-6597

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The Cedar County, Nebraska Historical Museum is your county museum. We exist to serve you and your loved ones. All without any admission fee. As a non-profit, county based and volunteer driven entity,

we rely on donors like you!


OUR NEEDS ARE REAL. Your gift of $25, $50, $75 or more, will help make an immediate impact today!

Please send your gift today. We are counting on your partnership and support. Now is the time…right now!

Can you identify Doty from our glass negative photo collection?  





Sundays 2-4 pm

Open year round by appointment or for private events, please contact us via our email link for more information or call

254-6597 and leave a message


Exhibits in the main museum include 12 theme rooms:  Dining Room, Living Room, Kitchen, Bedroom, Music Room, Fashion Room, Sewing Room, Library Room, School Room, Doctor's Office, Military Room and Towns Room  

Over 5000 items on display!


Board of Directors

President- Laurie Kathol

Vice President- Alice Pommer

Secretary- Elaine Arens

Treasurer- Dan Kathol

Chairman- Julie Meirose

Darrell Kathol

Jennifer Sage


Family Photos in B&W

Our resources come from:

     Annual $10 Memberships Donations


     Cedar County Tourism Grants

      Hartington Community Foundation Grants

     Cedar County support for Residence & Utilities

     Countless hours from our dedicated volunteers

We appreciate all donations!

The museum survives on the countless hours of volunteers, the generosity of the community and museum supporters. We need you more than ever!  Please donate or speak with a board member about how you can help!



Preserving the Past