The Brownville Historical Society purchased the Brownville Train Depot in 2004 to preserve it as one of Brownville’s most fascinating stories, and the moment that forever changed Brownville’s course in history, the story of Brownville’s attempt to build the Brownville, Ft. Kearney and Pacific Railroad. The museum is located at Hwy 136 and Water Street.
The objectives of the Brownville Railroad History Center Museum includes preserving Nebraska history, interpreting this pivotal story in Brownville’s history, through historicaal displays to illustrate Nebraska’s railroad history.
The Museum features:
The restored 1875 Brownville Train Depot
A Burlington Northern Caboose on track that sits adjacent to the depot
Changing exhibits of early railroad history
Educational space specifically designed to appeal to youth in grades K-12
Hand carts, storage carts, architectural blueprints, ticket office, passenger seating, early schedules, graffiti and many artifacts and memorabilia