New Museum Director

Meet the new Director of the Dawson County Historical Society and Museum.  Crystal Werger lives in Elwood with her husband, Mike, and her two boys Caleb and Joshua.  She graduated from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln with a Bachelor degree in History and a minor in Art History.  She started working at the museum June 2.  She is very excited about the upcoming exhibits in the museum's Art Gallery which will feature paintings from the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney and a traveling display from the Smithsonian.  Be sure to come check them out and while you're at it introduce yourself to Crystal.
The Dawson County Historical Society is committed to the preservation of the unique history and culture of Dawson County Nebraska. Our mission takes us beyond our museum in Lexington, working with local historical societies, civic groups, and other organizations across Nebraska.

However, preservation is only half the battle as we want to inspire the next generation of Americans. Throughout history, all the great leaders have sought inspiration from the past. Educational efforts in local schools and cooperative ventures ensures that learning extends beyond the school house and the museum grounds.

Takes a few minutes to explore our site and learn about the society, the museum, and Dawson County. Plan on dropping by the next time you're in Lexington and see how preserving the past provides inspiration for the future.