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St. Mary's Catholic Church

In 1878 the German Pieta arrived at the spectacular St. Mary's Catholic Church in Orleans via wagon freight. It was given to the church by Frank Hufnagel, a German immigrant. The present church was built in 1898, and the pieta remained in this building until 1991 when it was moved to

Orleans, NE Historic Churches

Harlan County Museum

The Harlan County Museum is home for the Hufnagel "PIETA." Given to St. Mary's Catholic Church by German immigrant, Frank Hufnagel, it arrived by wagon freight about 1878, and was displayed in the original frame church and then the "new" 1898 church until the late 1970

Orleans, NE Museums

Historic Orleans Hotel

For a step back in time, plan to stay at the historic Orleans Hotel. Built in 1929, the hotel's original hardwood floors and massive woodwork cast a friendly glow in the spacious lobby, with its open staircase to the second floor.

Orleans, NE Historic Hotels

Things to do near Orleans, NE

Kearney Junior High School

Located in Kearney, this Neo-Classical-style building was constructed in 1925 to1926. It is a good and intact example of an e...

Midway Stage Station

The Midway Stage Pony Express station still stands on its original location on the Oregon Trail at the Lower 96 Ranch four mi...

St. Paul Municipal Pool

Swimming at the heated outdoor municipal pool is another favorite pastime. The St. Paul Municipal Pool offers Red Cross swim ...

Stockville's Notables

A number of former residents achieved state and national prominence: * Heading the list is former Governor Frank Morri...