Repairs to our Museum Front

The Washington County Museum is housed in the former Fort Calhoun State Bank building, built in 1914.  After operating as a bank through the 1920’s and much of the depression, the bank building was sold to the Historical Association in 1937.  During the ensuing years, rooms were added on and changes to the street were
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What is it?

We have a lot of old and unusual items in our museum collection. Here’s a chance to test your history knowledge – or your memory – and see if you know what these items are, or who is in the picture. Our curator, Faith, will post a photo of something every couple of weeks. It
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Wednesday Morning Volunteer Group

  On Wednesday mornings, a group of men and women gather to work on museum projects.  They change a few light bulbs, paint a display, repair a hole in the wall, set up chairs for events, fix leaky plumbing and handle other on-going maintenance needs. We also enjoy a little coffee and donut time and
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New Exhibits

Lewis & Clark’s First Council with the Otoe: Our newest exhibit features the story of Lewis & Clark’s first meeting with the Native Tribes, the Otoe and Missouria.  This meeting took place right here on August 3, 1804 and was referred to in their journals as the site of the “first council” or the Council
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