The Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting and Education Center explores the history of the oldest fire department in Nebraska. Storyboards explain the evolution of the fire department established in 1856 from the first “fire shack” to the latest amenities.
Many antique pieces of equipment are on display, all once in use by Nebraska City firefighters. The 1884 Button coal fire steam engine is the showcase of the museum. Historic photographs and authentic streetscapes reflect many different eras, from the early 1800’s to present day. A 9/11 exhibit and interactive exhibits for all ages are also featured. Visitors can also learn about fire prevention and see how firefighting techniques have evolved.