The Cuming County Historical Society is made up of persons interested in preserving our past for the benefit of those coming after us. Our membership includes citizens from all areas of Cuming County and many beyond its borders.
We are a not-for-profit organization with all of our activities and endeavors funded from membership dues and fundraisers. We receive no federal, state, or county aide.
Monies raised have helped us develop the museum complex, which now includes six buildings. Donations received go toward the general upkeep of the museum complex, the maintenance of the DeWitt Cemetery, as well as special projects needed to upgrade our facilities for better preserving our inventory of memorabilia.
Your generous donations will help us keep with our goal of preserving our Cuming County heritage for our children, grandchildren, and ourselves to learn from and enjoy.
We welcome new members at any time.
Membership dues are $5.00 per year.
Meetings are held bi-monthly, beginning in January
The museum is open during
the Cuming County Fair
and at any time by request.
For further infomration contact:
Mike Westerman, President
Doug Hrbek, Vice-President
The windmill standing near the depot was found in the groove at Norris Maack’s farm. It was restored in 2002 mainly through the help of Howard McClain of Carroll, Nebraska. (Mr. McClain was a blacksmith who also rebuilt many of the windmill’s parts.) It first stood in the area of horse arena on the Cuming County Fairgrounds but in 2010 a wind-storm severely damaged the windmill thus requiring extensive repair and painting once again. At this time it was moved to its present location. Henry Stalp, Ed Kaup, Lynn Borgelt and Leonard Hagedorn were all involved in making this restoration happen.
During the annual Cuming County days the antique horse tank at the base of the windmill is filled with running water.