Senator George Norris State Historic Site

706 Norris Ave
McCook, NE 69001
George Norris changed rural life by working in a big city—Washington, D.C. As a U.S. Senator he fathered the Rural Electrification Act that brought electric power to farms across the nation. He changed Nebraska’s government by convincing citizens a one-house Unicameral legislature would serve them best. Norris spent over forty years in the U.S. Congress, fighting to make life better for common people. This humble house in McCook served as his home base from 1902 to 1944. The house and all its furnishings were donated to History Nebraska by Norris's wife, Ellie, in 1968.

The Norris House is a seasonal site. Please go to for seasonal dates and hours.
Facility Amenities
  • Tours Available
General Amenities
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Admission: $0.00
  • Fri: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sat: 10:00am - 3:00pm
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311 Norris Ave, McCook, NE, 69001