Street Address
300 W H Street
Weeping Water, NE 68463
Mailing Address
300 W H Street
Weeping Water, NE 68463
phone: 402-267-2225
web: www.weepingwaterhistory.org
Hours
May through October
A fine cadre of volunteers allow the buildings to be open in the warm months, mainly from May through October and open for tours and any time with appointment.
Sunday1 PM - 5 PM
Admissions
No admission is charged to any of the buildings, donations are appreciated as is volunteer labor.
Staff
Charles Cover, Board Member

Description

About thirty miles south of Omaha down Highway 50 and thirty miles east of Lincoln on Highway 34 exists something you might not expect in the small town of Weeping Water. It is the Weeping Water Valley Historical Society Museum Complex. For the size of the town, the museum really is a site to see. You can see displays on Native American Culture, frontier life, go visit a Doctor's Office form the late 1800's or see recreations of the Weeping Water's early buisnesses. If you want to do research the complex along with the local library offers plenty of that. There are plenty of old photo's, documents, and artifacts. The museum consists of four different buildings. Three of the buildings are a block off main street near the town's historic library. The newest building, the Memory Lane Museum is right in the heart of the town on Main Street. Come on and visit a one-of-a-kind treasure, The Weeping Water Museum Complex.

History

When Miss Clara Fate Died in 1965 her estate went to her only surviving nephew, Colonel Robert Fate and it became possible for a small group of citizens to purchase the property. With this small group putting up most of the money, and with a loan from the bank, three lots and two buildings, the "Fate" house and the Doctor's Office were purchased. This was mainly with the intent of restoring and preserving these buildings. It was also in the hope of creating a local museum to house something of our rapidly vanishing heritage from destruction. For many decades the property had been known as the "Fate House" but since it had been built originally as a Congregational parsonage, it was wished to find a name that would express the intent of those who sought its preservation. As the result of a community wide competition the name "Heritage House" was selected. The property is generally known as the Heritage House Complex.