City of Gordon, Nebraska

The official government website for The City of Gordon, Nebraska

Museums

Tri State Old Time Cowboys Museum

The Museum is located in Winship Park and was constructed in 1969 as a testimonial to the rugged western life of the old time cowboys who worked as ranch hands and performed at the Sheridan County Rodeo. Exhibits include an early chuck wagon, old saddles, chaps, spurs, tools, and gear used from ranches of the 1880’s to modern times, as well as many other artifacts and relics pertaining to ranching and cowboys. Cowboys Museum

The museum is open 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. from June 1 through September 15, and by request at any time.

Admission: Free

Scamahorn Museum

Located on West 5th Street near Wayland Park, the Scamahorn Museum is the original Methodist Church, built in 1885 by the founder of Gordon, Reverend John Scamahorn. Over ten years of work and with donations for the Gordon area saw the building moved to its location next to Wayland Park. In 1994 the Sheridan County Historical Society took over control of the museum. Displays include antique medical equipment and office furnishings, quilts, dishes, Native American bead-work, photographs, period clothing, military memorabilia, an elaborate antique doll house, and much more. The basement houses material telling the story of the early merchants of Gordon. The goal is to interpret the history of Gordon and its trade territory through display and research. Scamahorn Museum

The museum is open 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday during the months of June, July, and August.

Admission: Free

Contact Us

311 N Oak St, P.O. Box 310,
Gordon, NE 69343