Street Address
2434 East 1st Street
Kearney, NE 68847
Mailing Address
2434 East 1st Street
Kearney, NE 68847
phone: 308-338-3473
fax: 308-338-1582
Summer Hours
Monday - Saturday9 AM - 6 PM
Sunday12 PM - 6 PM
Remaining Seasons Hours
Tuesday - Saturday9 AM - 4 PM
Sunday12 PM - 4 PM
Kids (0-5) FREE
Youth (6-17) $3
Adults (18-64) $6
Seniors (65+) $4
Museum Type(s)
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Lindsay Schluntz, Director
phone: 308-338-3473


Firefighter museum moving next to archway: The Nebraska Firefighters Museum is leasing land and relocating to Archway Parkway, where it will build a new facility east of Kearney near the Great Platte River Road Archway.

A few years ago, the Nebraska Firefighters Foundation purchased a plot of land along the Platte River south of Kearney. This piece of land had two existing buildings that would need to be renovated and redesigned to house the Nebraska Firefighters Museum & Education Center. Demolition and reconstruction began on the interior of these buildings, but there was much to accomplish to make this location a primary destination point for Interstate travelers.


The mission of the Nebraska Firefighters Foundation is to:
Preserve Nebraska’s firefighting heritage,
Foster public understanding of the impact and benefit to firefighting in regard to saving lives and possessions,
Educate individuals about fire prevention and fire safety, and
Memorialize Nebraska firefighters.

In order to fulfill our mission and in preparation for the 2009 Grand Opening of the Nebraska Firefighters Museum & Education Center, the Nebraska Firefighters Foundation is now requesting donations of historical material from individuals and Nebraska fire departments!


Nebraska firefighters have a long and rich history of serving and protecting our local communities. From the days of horse-drawn steamers and gunny sacks soaked with water to the high-tech motorized equipment of today, our Nebraska firefighters have been there. They have been there with fire prevention activities. And when the fires struck, they have been there consistently saving lives and property. Many are uncompensated. They do it out of love and dedication to their communities. They have been and will continue to be our “unsung heroes.”

Educational Programs

Memorial Garden: The next phase of the development of this museum campus will be a beautiful lakeside Nebraska Firefighters Memorial Garden. The Nebraska Firefighters Foundation is currently seeking donations and sponsors to complete this much needed feature that will honor those firefighters and emergency personnel who have given all in service to the State of Nebraska.


Gift Shop

Special Event Rental