This is where you go to learn “the rest of the story” about McCook and southwest Nebraska’s settlement, the importance of Agriculture and Railroad to our development and future, our significant political heritage in being the home to a U.S. Senator and three Nebraska governors, and catch a glimpse into the daily life of years gone by.
Notable exhibits include Frank Lloyd Wright house plans for a home that was never built; D.A.R. display; extraordinary quilts and the area’s role in WWII by being the location of the McCook Army Air Base, as well as the Indianola German POW camp.
The historic Carnegie Library comprises a portion of the Museum complex. Built in the style of the Spanish Colonial Revival, the library was constructed with a grant from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation, opened to the public in 1908 and served in that capacity for over 60 years. It continues to serve as a place of education with its archives of scrapbooks, yearbooks and a weather of Genealogical resources.
Open 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday