About the Museum
Explored in 1805 by Lewis and Clark, settled by farmers, fur traders,
adventurers, fur traders and eventually entrepreneurs, Sarpy County
served as the springboard for Nebraska’s settlement and expansion.
Sarpy County is named after Colonel Peter Sarpy. He was an early fur
trader at Fontenelle’s Post which was located in the Bellevue area in
Sarpy County contained the oldest settlement in the state, but it was
one of the last lands along the river to be recognized by law. On
February 1, 1857, the land “where the cities meet the country” was
Currently, there are twenty known historic places listed on the National
Register. The Sarpy County Museum has information and access to many
of these sites. The museum is devoted to the rich history of Sarpy County
from the American Indians to the early settlers and beyond.
Explore Nebraska's Birthplace
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