Gage County Museum Awaiting Reopening

BEATRICE – Works goes on at the Gage County Museum, despite its’ public closing during construction work going on along North 2nd Street.

A Nebraska Transportation Department project is re-installing the brick street along with the limestone curbs in front of the museum.

Museum Administrator Lesa Arterburn says there is also state work that will be done on the museum driveway in the coming days.

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A new sidewalk will flank the driveway, to the street. The state project also includes relaying the brick sidewalk, along Court Street at the south boundary of the property. 

Arterburn says the museum has been seeking donations to defray the expense of improvements the museum is making, that are separate from the state project.

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Coming up later this fall, Arterburn says the museum plans to kick off a drive for contributions for named bricks.

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Next year, Arterburn says the museum will need to undertake replacement of the slate roof on the former C-B-and-O Railroad Depot, which serves as the Gage County Museum.   The museum is across the street from Trailhead Park, which was formerly the location of a Union Pacific Train Station, demolished in the 1980s.

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