Welcome to our Events Page!


Buffalo County Historical Society/Trails and Rails Museum has wonderful events and contests throughout the year to help engage the community, garner support, and preserve the history of Buffalo County! Yearly events include our Wagons West Celebration, usually hosted the third Saturday in June, our Buffalo County Stampede Half Marathon, 5K and 10K Run, usually hosted in the first part of June, and our Christmas Tree Walk, usually hosted the first two weekends of December. Other events hosted by BCHS include public and private ghost hunts/tours, walking tours through our historical buildings, and various contests.


Please check out our Google Calendar for the most up to date information on BCHS/Trails & Rails Events!

See our 2019 Calendar of Events here!


Recent Events:


2018-2019 BCHS Pet Contest


BCHS and Trails & Rails Museum is having a contest during the 2018-2019 year to build the pet registry in our archives. Submit your pets picture to save their place in the history of Buffalo County!

The winner will recieve a Gift Card to Posh Puppy, newly released Orscheln dog food, pet toys from Tractor Supply Co., in addition to other items yet to be established!

Thank you to our sponsers, Posh Puppy, Orscheln,

and Tractor Supply Co.


To view more information on this contest, go to this link.





Ghost Hunts

As most people in Kearney know, we are reported to be haunted. If you have ever wanted to experience signs from the afterlife, such as voices, smells, touches from unseen hands, footsteps then taking part in one of our Ghost Hunts might be for you! We offer Ghost Hunts frequently, especially in October. Check back for dates closer to October!

NEW THIS YEAR! We are now offering Private Ghost Hunts! For folks that have already taken the classes here, you can now request certain dates with your own friends or family members. Groups can be a minimum of three people but up to eight people! If there are more in your party, let us know so we can make sure to accommodate everyone! Private group rates are $40 per person. Contact Jennifer at bchs.us@hotmail.com to request a date for your private ghost hunt!!





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