News - MUSEUM CLOSED FOR 2020 SEASON
It is with deep regret that we announce that the Mayhew Cabin Museum site is closed due to severe flooding issues. It is our intention to re-open the site as soon as possible.
Link to Nebraska News Channel Story (City Council Meeting 06/17/2019): News Story
Link to KMTV3 News Story (06/23/2019): News Story
Link to Lincoln Journal Star Story (08/12/2019): News Story
THE MAYHEW CABIN FOUNDATION IS IN DIRE NEED OF A GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER OR HYDROLOGIST. WE ALSO NEED THE EXPERTISE OF A STRUCTURAL ENGINEER. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HELPING TO SAVE THIS VERY IMPORTANT HISTORIC SITE, PLEASE CONTACT CATHLEEN VAN WINKLE AT MAYHEWCABIN@GMAIL.COM. THANK YOU!
JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION 2020
The museum may be closed, but we are still celebrating FREEDOM! The 2020 Juneteenth Celebration will take place at the G.A.R. Hall located at 910 First Corso in Nebraska City. Emancipation Proclamation Reading will take place at 11:00 a.m. followed by "Lessons from Freedom Fighters" discussion. "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July" excerpt reading is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Please observe CDC guidelines for everyone's safety.
The Mayhew Cabin with John Brown's Cave Museum in Nebraska City interprets the history of the Underground Railroad in Nebraska. The Mayhew Cabin was the first site in Nebraska to be recognized by the National Park Service's Network to Freedom. Visit the museum and experience an integral part of the country's history!
Location & Hours of Operation (Upon reopening of the site!)
The Mayhew Cabin Museum is located at 2012 4th Corso in historic Nebraska City, Nebraska. The museum's open season begins on Arbor Day (the last Friday in April) and ends on October 27, 2019. Museum hours are from noon to 5:00 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays. In addition, the museum is open for the summer holidays including Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day from noon to 5:00 p.m. Appointments are also available by calling (402) 873-3115 at least 48 hours in advance (even during the offseason). Admission is only $3 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under.
Field Trips (Upon reopening of the site!)
The Mayhew Cabin is an excellent and affordable field trip destination for your school or group. A visit to the museum includes an orientation video, viewing the museum, cabin, and historic village with an optional guided tour explaining the Mayhew Family's connection to the Underground Railroad. Group rates are $1 for students (K-12) and $2 for adults. An additional fee for a guided tour is $10 per group. A visit to the museum expands your horizons, supports our work, and preserves this important history.
Network to Freedom: Nebraska's Underground Railroad Trail
A self-directed driving tour was developed for Nebraska's Network to Freedom sites. You can view or download the Network to Freedom Underground Railroad Trail brochure and map by clicking on the following link.