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Kearney County Court House


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Kearney County Court House After a spirited disagreement the county seat was moved from Lowell to Minden, and a frame building was erected on this site in 1879. The cornerstone of the present building was laid July 17, 1906. George A. Burlinhof was the architect, and the contractor was Shaul and Assenmacher of Sencea, Kansas. It is finished in Bedford stone and has marble floors, stairways and wainscoting. The famous Christmas lighting was begun in 1915, and the custom has been interupted only twice: in 1942-44, and during the energy crisis of 1974-75. The Christmas Pageant has been a highlight of the Christmas season since 1946.


Address: Located in the Town Square
(5th and Colorado)
Phone: (308) 832-1811

Come visit us in Minden, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Kearney County Historical Museum

Memories of Kearney County since the Civil War.
Historical Articles Of All Kinds. Many school Pictures and other old pictures, books, magazines, newspapers.

Minden, NE Museums

Burlington-Northern Depot

The Minden depot is a brick/stucco structure completed in 1913. The original frame depot was then used as a freight house placed to the west of the passenger depot. The engineering department of the old CB&Q, predecessor of BN, designed several floor plans during the period of 1910-1920

Minden, NE Railroad History

Kearney County Court House

After a spirited disagreement the county seat was moved from Lowell to Minden, and a frame building was erected on this site in 1879. The cornerstone of the present building was laid July 17, 1906

Minden, NE Historic Courthouses

Historic Homes Tour

A printed self-guided driving or walking tour of 41 architectural and historical buildings and homes is available at the Pioneer Village Motel and the Chamber of Commerce.

Minden, NE Tours

WPA Post Office Mural

At the southeast corner of the square is the Minden Post Office. It was completed in 1937 in the style called by some "WPA Moderne". The mural over the postmaster's door was painted by Willow E. Bunn in the WPA artists' program in 1939.

Minden, NE Arts

Things to do Historic Courthouses near Minden, NE