Dawes County Museum


The Dawes County Museum, just south of Chadron, really had its start back in about 1880…. as the settlers followed the fur trappers. Life was tough. The farming and ranching practices that had worked so well on the eastern side of the Mississippi and Missouri just didn’t work here in NW Nebraska. The many displays at the Dawes County Museum are not only a testament to those struggles, but also toathe ingenuity developed by our predecessors to overcome those obstacles and be successful.

During the closure of COVID, the volunteers have done a remarkable job of redesigning displays and showcasing some never before displayed items.

This year, we’ll see you at the Dawes County Museum, 308-432-4999