Call Us Today! (402) 454-3412

Progress Pride Possibilities


The Madison County Historical Society Museum is located at 210 West 3rd Street in Madison, Nebraska, next door to the original Carnegie Library.  Founded in 1928, the Society is dedicated to preserving the history of Madison County.

Attractions include:

  • Richie Ashburn display
  • Communications Display by Gordon Moritz and the Telephone Pioneers of America
  • 1880 Fire Pumper
  • Northeast Nebraska Model Railroad Association 30’x50′ modular exhibit with “H-O” scale running trains  
  • Thousand piece lighted village with the “G” scale train which visitors get to run
  • “N” Scale train featuring a working railroad town in the 1950’s
  • History of the Orphan Train Riders
  • Salmen Breyer Horse collection
  • 8’x40′ Lewis & Clark Mural
  • Ertyl tractor display
  • Vintage antiques and military items
  • Puppet barn for kids
  • History of Madison County  

Many of our exhibits offer hands on experiences.  All ages delight in running the “G” scale train through the lighted village, operating the communications exhibit and kids love our puppet barn and Indian display.

The museum is open week days from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and any other time including evenings and weekends by calling (402) 992-1221.  The Society welcomes every age to their modern, handicap accessible facility with no admission charge.  Call (402)-992-1221 or

We help sponsor community events for youth and adults.  View the following for Cat in the Hat and Book Banquet pictures:

Upcoming Events

2017 — Madison, Nebraska celebrates its 150th birthday

The museum is handicap accessible and has ample facilities to handle bus tours.

City Notices

Fireworks Ordinance 2017 - English

Fireworks Ordinance 2017 - Spanish

Job Appointments

Compost Hours

Community Recycle Program

Volunteer Today

Read More


As a reminder, the cities tornado siren test will occur on the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. from March through August.

Saturday, March 4th at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, 1st  at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, May 6th  at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, June 3rd  at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, July 1st  at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, August 5th  at 10:00 a.m.

Power Outages: (402) 454-3333