Old Freighters Museum

407 N 14th Street, Nebraska City, NE 68410

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About This Destination

Housed in the home office of the Russell, Majors, & Waddell Freighting Company, this museum’s mission is focused on the interpreting the significance of the freighting and shipping industry in the development of Nebraska City. The exhibits in this museum demonstrate not only the history of the shipping firm, but also the history of westward movement along the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails.

Old Freighters Museum contains numerous galleries dedicated to the history of the freighting company, the men who ran the wagon trains, and the journeys they experienced. These galleries include the names of known freight company employees in Nebraska City and rare artifacts, such as an 1860 Freighters Bible signed by Alexander Majors.

Hours

Sunday:

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday:

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday:

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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