Our Museums

Our sites are open on TUESDAYS from 10 am to 4 pm. Please enter thru the red brick Harry C. M. Burger near our horse, ‘Diamond’.

Please email or leave a phone message at least 2 weeks in advance to schedule a visit on another day. Buildings are closed during inclement weather.

Sheriff’s Residence and Jail

Jail and Sheriffs Residence
Jail and Sheriff’s Residence

113 N. 6th, Seneca, Kansas
The Nemaha County Historical Society is at home in what was the Nemaha County Jail and Sheriff’s residence. This building served as the Nemaha County Jail since it was constructed in 1879. It was the longest in use county jail in Kansas.

Jail Cells

Three original P. J. Pauley steel clad cells and two cells installed in the 1907 remodeling are in pristine condition.

Military Temple of Honor

Military Museum

33 North 6th Street, Seneca, Kansas
The former Masonic Temple houses our Military Temple of Honor. Uniforms, photographs, documents and artifacts cover Nemaha county’s military history from the civil war to the present.


Please check out all of the links on our Genealogy page since many resources are already available online. In planning a research trip to our facilities, it is helpful to search our Past Perfect Online Catalog of Museum Holdings to create a list of items to view. If that list is emailed to us at least 2 weeks in advance, we can have the resources available when you arrive.