John H. Mickey, a businessman and politician was an
influential and respected citizen of Osceola and
president of the State Bank of Osceola. He was
elected Nebraska governor on the Republican ticket in
1902, serving two terms.
The John Hopwood Mickey House, listed on the
National Register of Historic Places, was built by
Mickey about 1883-84, and is now the Polk County
Historical Society Museum.
A museum, sod house, log cabin, country church, restored country school, a Union Pacific caboose, and
the Governor's Arboretum are some of the local attractions that can be seen at the Polk County Historical
Address: South end of State Street
Come visit us in Osceola, Nebraska