About Us

The Washington County Historical Museum, the oldest county museum in Nebraska, houses artifacts from prehistoric time, Native American dress and equipment and relics from nearby Ft. Atkinson. Early farm tools and equipment, school and household items as well as fine china brought to the county from the old country depict how the pioneers lived in the 1800s. A display of Thomas Edison items and early telephone equipment moves the visitor into the 20th century. The library holds early county information valuable to genealogists.


  • Julie Ashton - Director

  • Faith Norwood - Curator

  • Lori Lammers - Treasurer

  • Sandy Grove - Chairman

  • Dawn Nielsen - Secretary

  • Dave Stevens - facilities chair

Board Members

  • Lynda Will

  • Jim Birrell

  • Carol Jean Hietbrink

  • Gary Wachter

  • Pam Daly

  • Eileen Justus

  • Anne Breitkreutz

  • Paul Cerio

  • Donna McTee

  • Charles Rohlfing