Upcoming Events

Latino Americans In Nebraska

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The Dawson County Historical Society Museum is excited to sponsor two special events in early April.

at the Majestic Theater in downtown Lexington.
We will view the film
“Latino Americans: Prejudice and Pride”
FREE Admission & Popcorn for our guests!


at the Dawson County Museum Art Gallery.

This event will be presented by
Humanities Nebraska Speaker Ben Salazar
Mr. Salazar’s talk is titled
“Latinos: Searching for the Good Life in Nebraska”

Latino Americans bookmark English

Annual Meeting

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Join the Dawson County Historical Society for their Annual Meeting at Chipper Hall in Cozad on Saturday, February 20 at 2:00 PM. Lance Bristol, President of the Custer County Historical Society and who also serves of the Board of Trustees for the Nebraska Historical Society, will present a program on the famous photographer, Solomon Butcher. Mr. Butcher came to Nebraska in 1880 where he established the first photographic gallery in Custer County. From that time, until his death in 1927, he documented the settlement of Nebraska. He left a legacy of over 4000 negatives and prints spanning the settlement of Custer, Dawson, and Buffalo counties and the Sandhills. Immediately following the program we will have refreshments and a short meeting.

“The Gentleman’s Club”

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Please join us here at the museum for our next
Art Gallery Exhibit
“The Gentleman’s Club”

Gentleman's Club

February 2 – March 19, 2016

5th Annual Give Big Lexington Event!

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November 12th is the day for all of our friends to make a special donation to our cause through the 24 hour fund drive sponsored by the Lexington Community Foundation. You can make your direct donation to our organization anytime right from this site. Just click on the word DONATE below and your safe and secure contribution will be greatly appreciated! You can see more information about this event by clicking the words GIVE BIG LEXINGTON and FACEBOOK below.

We thank you so much for your past and continued financial support!




Cozad Art Club In Our Gallery

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We have the Cozad Art Club in our Art Gallery NOW through June 20th. They have brought paintings, drawings, and photographs. The walls are FULL of their artwork! And some are on sale! Don’t let time pass by without dropping by to view this Art Work … and bring your checkbook in case you see something that will enhance your own collection at home!


Crystal Runs Off, Again!

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Museum director, Crystal Werger, after having a lengthy bout with sickness, will be out of the office again beginning Wednesday, Feb. 18th and who knows when she will return!

DCHS Annual Meeting

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The Dawson County Historical Society Annual meeting will be held Saturday, February 28, at 2:00 P.M. at the museum. Our guest speaker will be Dan Holtz from Humanities Nebraska presenting “Nebraska through Songs and Stories”. This will be a great opportunity to be updated with all the new things happening at the Dawson County Museum and to hear and experience a wonderful program about our history! Hope to see you there!