Welcome to the Cairo Roots Museum Website!

The mission of Cairo Roots Museum is to preserve the history of Cairo and northwest Hall County including the townships of Mayfield, South Loup, Cameron, and Harrison.

For more than 30 years, the Cairo Roots Society has collected and preserved historical objects and information related to Cairo and the surrounding area from the 1870’s to the present. The early settlers and town builders of northwest Hall County did not think their story was remarkable, but we are amazed at the spirit and accomplishments of these common people who shared a vision for the future and built satisfying and productive lives here in northwest Hall County. Read more…

Location and Mailing Address:

The museum is located inside the Cairo Community Center, two blocks west of Pathway Bank.

Mailing address:
Cairo Roots Museum
Box 453
Cairo, Nebraska 68824

The museum’s physical address is:
306 Berber Street, Cairo, Nebraska 68824

Open Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. till noon
Or make an appointment to stop anytime.
Call Sherry at 308-485-4159 or Walt at 308-380-9024

Admission: FREE         The museum welcomes donations to help meet expenses.

The Cairo Roots Museum and Community Center are handicapped accessible by using the west entrance.

A Video Documentary of Cairo’s history is available for $20. Click here for more information.

email contacts:
Ken & Deb Harders – khfarms@hamilton.net
Walt & Laura Sorensen – walt_oakcreek@yahoo.com
Sherry Kissler – kissler.sherry9@gmail.com


PIONEER LIFE ON GLASS: THE BALCOM-GREEN COLLECTION by H. Jason Combs and Kenneth Harders is meticulously researched and documented, beautifully produced, and something to be not just read but studied carefully, page by page, image by remarkable image. It isn’t just about Cairo, Nebraska. It’s about rural Plains life and, while it is a THIN book (94 total pages), I’m not sure I could have dealt with much more because each photo demands enormous amounts of time to take in and digest. No kidding, folks… At $25 you won’t be getting many better bargains.” – Roger Welsch