The Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Nebraska’s oldest volunteer fire department, dating from the formation of the first “bucket brigade” in 1856. The collection is comprised of artifacts which were actually used throughout the years by the Nebraska City Volunteer Fire Department. Some of the exhibited items include an 1884 Button steam engine used to pump water from the Missouri River, 1926 and 1938 Seagrave pumper trucks, and many hands-on displays. Kids visiting the museum will have fun dressing up in firefighting gear and playing on the 1966 American LaFrance firetruck. There is certainly something here for every age group.

Address: 1320 Central Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410

(402) 873-4403