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Fairbury City Museum

This museum has been located for many years on the west side of the downtown square in Fairbury. It is now in a larger building that allows the display of items in a much more pleasant atmosphere and has more space for new items. The museum's mission is to preserve, display and promote Fairbury as well as Jefferson County's history. Rotating exhibits are planned as well as stationary exhibits such as Fairbury businesses frozen in time.



  • Upon entering the museum the first room displays apparel from various periods of time

  • Campbell Brother's circus memorabilia

  • Dolls, musical instruments and a general store

  • Medical, dental, eye doctor and barber shop areas

  • Service memorabilia

  • Pictures, postcards and yearbooks

  • Household items, furniture, toys and a kitchen area

  • A new building resembling a barn for displaying farm items and an antique fire engine



Hours: Hours: 1:00-4:00 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, Saturday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m.
School and Group tours are welcome anytime.
Address: 1128 Elm Street (2 blocks south of Hwy 136 on Elm Street)

To schedule tours call Steve Siefford at (402) 729-6515 or Gene Siefford at (402) 729-5253

Come visit us in Fairbury, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Campbell Bros. Circus Mural

The Campbell Bros. Circus and other highlights of historic Fairbury are captured on this mural on the side of Globe Rexall Drugstore in downtown Fairbury.

The picture was created by Echo & Jeff Easton & Greg Holdren. The scene is 140 feet long & 38

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Carnegie Library

In 1907, the Fairbury community received a grant of $12,500 from Andrew Carnegie. Ground was broken on October 5, 1908, and the library opened to the public December 10, 1909

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Smith Lime Kiln

A long-abandoned lime kiln, looking very much like a large stone chimney stands along the River Road northwest of Fairbury. For a period of at least 20 years, it was the sight of a lime-burning operation where limestone was heated, or "calcined"

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Fairbury City Park

Tourists, outdoorsmen and nature lovers have plenty of opportunities to take full advantage of the great outdoors while in Fairbury.

Fairbury has acres and acres and acres of parks.

The City Park, located on the southwest edge of town, is over 42

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