Nebraska Sesquicentennial

In 2017 Nebraska is celebrating their 150th birthday.  The Dawson County Historical Museum is hosting several special events and exhibits throughout the year in celebration of Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial.  See our list of events below and be sure to visit the Nebraska Statehood 150 website  to find a list of everything happening throughout the state during this special year.  Don’t forget to check our “Upcoming Events” page for current happenings at the museum.


150 years of Dawson County in Nebraska

  • Dawson County Museum Art Show “Framed – A Frame by Frame Glimpse into 150 Years of Dawson County Families Through their Art” (May)

  • Special exhibit in Main Gallery “150 Years – Cattlemen”

  • Joe and Dianne Jeffrey “A Retrospective” in the Art Gallery (June – July)

  • “Truckin’ Through Nebraska” Nebraska 150 children’s mobile museum (August 31 – September 2)

  • “Decades of Fashion”  (September – October)

  • Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce Tour of Historic Homes in Lexington and Edwardian Tea at the Dawson County Museum (September 9)

  • “Looking Past Skin” UNL Minorities Health Disparities Initiative Exhibit in the Main Gallery (October 17 – November 18)

  •  “Painting the Legacy of Nebraska” by Todd Williams in the Art Gallery (November – December)