The historical society was formed as a non-profit corporation in 1963 by 31 charter members interested in promoting the county's history. The society was first housed in the Howard Hanson Home which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places but is now on 5 acres which were donated by Joe and Nettie Bowers with additional space donated by the Burlington Railroad. The society is served by a Board of Directors and employees a curator. Volunteers donate many hours to staff the facility.
Visit the Saunders County Museum and take a glimpse into days gone by. Many exhibits await that document the life and times of those hardy settlers who came to find a better life on the plains.