Kearney Cultural Partners

Kearney has a rich assortment of organizations that bring art and culture to life for residents and visitors of all ages.
We enjoy theater, music, art, movies, history, literature and opportunities to express our own creativity all year round!

Buffalo County Historical Society/Trails and Rails Museum is rich in the history of the great transportation routes of the past, present and the future.

Crane River Theater provides the unique quality of using professionals from across the country and mixing them with local artists to create innovative productions.

Explore history at the G.W. Frank Museum, one of Kearney’s grandest Gilded Age mansions and the former Nebraska State Hospital for Tuberculosis.

The Kearney Area Arts Council has promoted the arts in our community through free summer concerts in the park, scholarships for art students and funding for local arts events.

The Kearney Area Children’s Museum offers more than twenty interactive exhibits that cover a wide variety of interests that include an art studio, science center, train depot, grocery store and more!

Kearney Community Theatre is local talent at its best, producing comedies, dramas and musicals! Children’s theatre, dinner theatre and matinees available.

The Kearney Concert Association provides and promotes concerts of exceptional quality at affordable prices. Performances promises to bring entertainment and cultural enrichment.

The Kearney Public Library is filled with activities and books for all ages, and a very helpful staff, take advantage of the wealth of new opportunities! Learn, discover and explore new things.

The Kearney Symphony Orchestra is a unique collection of student musicians, instructors and dedicated community members. Performances start in the fall and go through spring.

The Merryman Performing Arts Center offers quality dance, music and theatre performances, educational events and workshops.

The Museum of Nebraska Art is the home of the official art collection of the State of Nebraska celebrating Nebraska’s visual artistic heritage.

The Nebraska Firefighters Museum and Education Center is designed to provide a place to safeguard and preserve Nebraska’s proud firefighting heritage.

The Archway is a tribute to the adventurers who traveled through Nebraska in the past and an inspiration to the adventurers of today.

The World Theatre is a restored, historic theatre that opened its doors in 1927 as a vaudeville house and is now a nonprofit, volunteer-run theatre.

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