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Blair/Washington County

Blair Public Library

2233 Civic Dr., Blair, NE 68008
The Blair Public Library and Technology Center combines modern technology, expanded collection and staff areas and multi-use meeting spaces. The 27,000 square-foot facility provides 4,500 square feet of public gathering and meeting spaces, including a technology-rich conference room, a warming kitchen, public restrooms and 1,800 square-feet of sub-dividable meeting space. Unique library spaces include a 1,000 square foot art exhibit space, and a 500 square-foot Makerspace with digital media, recording, 3D printing, scanning and a variety of other creative opportunities.


Washington County Historical Museum

102 N. 14th St., Fort Calhoun, NE 68023
The Washington County Historical Museum, the oldest county museum in Nebraska, houses artifacts from prehistoric time, Native American dress and equipment and relics from nearby Ft. Atkinson. Early farm tools and equipment, school and household items as well as fine china brought to the county from the old country depict how the pioneers lived in the 1800s. A display of Thomas Edison items and early telephone equipment moves the visitor into the 20th century. The library holds early county information valuable to genealogists.