Sanborn Maps

West Meeting Room of PCHS Museum 2916 16th Street, Columbus, NE, United States

The June program meeting of the Platte County Historical Society will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 4, 2023, in the west building meeting room. Jerry Kneifel will present a program on the Sanborn Maps Sanborn maps are detailed maps of U.S. cities and towns in the 19th and 20th centuries. Originally published by […]

Visit Your Museum

West Meeting Room of PCHS Museum 2916 16th Street, Columbus, NE, United States

Free admission! This will be more of an Open House event. People are free to come and visit the museum.

World War I Photos Taken by Rudolph Cook

West Meeting Room of PCHS Museum 2916 16th Street, Columbus, NE, United States

Mollie Millie Anderson bought a box containing over 1000 photo negatives at an auction in Omaha a few years ago and discovered a historical treasure. She will share some of the photos Rudolph Cook took during his time in the service during WWI.

Emiel Christensen

West Meeting Room of PCHS Museum 2916 16th Street, Columbus, NE, United States

Randy Perault will be presenting the October program. Emiel Christensen is known as a local architect who designed the Oak Ballroom in Schuyler, the Izaak Walton Lodge south of Columbus, and a few residential homes in Columbus. But, his life and his impact on our area were so much more than that. He was also […]

Platte County Cemeteries

West Meeting Room of PCHS Museum 2916 16th Street, Columbus, NE, United States

Presented by Fr. Wayne Pavela. Fr. Wayne has visited every cemetery in Platte County and will talk about the interesting things he has discovered. Meeting in the PCHS west building meeting room.