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See you at the museum

March 2nd – May 10th

Special OPEN Hours
Saturdays 1:00 to 5:00

Your Buffalo County Historical Society/Trails & Rails Museum will host another Smithsonian traveling exhibition called                          

March 16
March 23
March 30


"Water Ways"

April 6
April 13
April 27
May 4
sponsored by DAR

“Water/Ways” explores the endless motion of the water cycle, water’s effect on landscape, settlement and migration, and its impact on culture and spirituality. 

Not only will the Water/Ways exhibition feature many hands-on learning experiences, but also be accompanied by a supplemental exhibition created by Gwendolynn Folk, UNK Graduate Research Assistant for the Communication Department under Dr. Mary Harner. As part of an Internship Project, Folk is coordinating and implementing materials that reflect more of the Nebraska water and environmental story.  According to Folk, “Water influences all aspects of our life, biologically, historically, as well as artistically. 

coming soon to the Museum

Time to begin thinking about summer plans
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A Special Day at
Trails and Rails for Good Samarita
Staff and Family




The Fabulous Friday program, every second Friday of the month, features various guest speakers about Buffalo County's history. Organized by Mary Beth Lowe, Janice Martin, Vicki Bissell, and Sharon Martin, these free programs are made available to the public in the West Wing of the Family History Center at the Trails & Rails Museum as part of our mission to continue telling Buffalo County history. Please stay tuned to our "BuffaloCounty HistoricalSociety" Facebook page as we frequently go live during these programs! 

Mary Brady Traut


During the fall of the year, when the leaves are turning, the Buffalo County Historical Society hosts presentations of local historical "spirits" from beyond the grave. These apparations provide first person narratives of how it was! Keep an eye on this spooky site for information on the next program! 

Gibbon Pioneers 2021


2023 The 37th annual Christmas Tree Walk

2023 tree walk was the first two weekends in December (December 1st & 2nd and 8th & 9th) and the week in-between (December 5-9). It was a nine-day event! Trees were decorated by area not-for-profits that tied their mission into 2023 year’s theme which was "Prosperity."

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