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Nebraska State Genealogical Center/Public Library


category : Genealogy

The Beatrice Public Library houses the 3000-volume Nebraska State Genealogical Society Collection, the D.A.R. Lineage Books and materials from the Southeast Nebraska Genealogical Society collection.


The climate-controlled Heritage Room, with oak furniture from the 1903 Carnegie building, includes collections of rare books and maps and local history materials and Internet access.


Beatrice Public Library and Arboretum was built in 1991 on the site of the
former Sonderegger Nurseries. A display on the nurseries can be viewed at the Gage County Museum. The Nebraska Statewide Arboretum features rare trees and a wildflower and prairie grass garden. An original, life-size bronze sculpture, "Storybooks," at the entrance was designed by George Lundeen of Colorado.



Address: Corner of 16th and Court Streets
Phone: 402-223-3584

Come visit us in Beatrice, Nebraska

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Carnegie Building

The original Carnegie Library, built in 1902-3, is an outstanding example of the Beaux-Arts style, designed by architect, George A. Berlinghof, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Beatrice, NE Carnegie Libraries

Rockford Lake - SRA

This popular 150-acre fishing and power boating lake has 286 land acres with plenty of room for picnicking, hiking, primitive camping, unsupervised swimming, fishing and hunting (in season). Facilities include drinking water and latrines.

Beatrice, NE Recreation

Kilpatrick Mansion

The "Kilpatrick Mansion" is a two-and-one-half story brick dwelling constructed in 1904-5 in the Renaissance Revival style, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Beatrice, NE Historic Homes

Gage County Museum

Gage County Historical Society and Museum is housed in the Burlington Railroad Depot built in 1906 in the Neo-Classical Revival style. The building was constructed of Omaha pressed brick with Bedford stone trim at the cost of $35,000, and is listed on the

Beatrice, NE Museums

Paddock Hotel

In 1888 U.S. Senator Algernon Paddock built a hotel and a large opera house. That structure was destroyed by fire on August
1, 1919. Two years later a hotel company was organized, resulting in the New Paddock Hotel, which was completed in 1924.

Beatrice, NE Historic Hotels

Things to do Genealogy near Beatrice, NE

Nebraska State Genealogical Center/Public Library

The Beatrice Public Library houses the 3000-volume Nebraska State Genealogical Society Collection, the D.A.R. Lineage Book...

Genealogy

Since many people search for their family histories, the genealogy rooms in the Thayer County Museum in Belvidere are ones of...