Nebraska Museum

The doors of the Kregel Windmill Factory Museum opened to the public on April 26, 2013. Help us preserve a unique historical landmark, as well expand our educational mission for future generations. In recent years, generous donations and grants have assisted the museum in creating an annual teacher’s workshop on Nebraska groundwater, the Classroom Discovery Kit program, and the K-12 school tour program.

Here are some ways you can contribute:


You can help us fulfill our mission by donating to the Operations Fund so we can continue to grow and reach the lives of people across the country. Our mission is a forward-thinking mission, which strives to inspire both the general public, as well as young people to learn about entrepreneurship, agricultural sciences and engineering and the history of making a living in rural America.

Donations to the operational expenses fund are absolutely essential—they keep the lights on and the Museum doors open. Your donation supports a wide range of ongoing activities, from delivering educational outreach to school children, to developing new exhibitions and funding the study of an as-of-yet explored collection of artifacts.
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Sustained Giving:

Join the growing group of donors who generously give monthly to the museum’s Operations Fund. Monthly donors provide a dependable source of funding that allows the Museum to concentrate on developing exhibitions and educational programming, as well as grow our facilities. Enrollment in our monthly giving program allows your dollars to go farther and can also be more convenient for you. You can opt to make a monthly gift from your credit card or directly from your bank account without having to worry about sending us a check. Enroll Today

Corporate Giving:

We depend on the generosity of individual donors, but corporate and business members can also direct gifts to sponsor exciting new exhibitions and programs that inspire learning and promote students to seek careers in agricultural sciences and engineering right in the rural communities in which they live.
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Foundation Giving:

Kregel Windmill Factory Museum would not be possible without the generous funding from foundations such as Kimmel Foundation, Wirth Foundation and others. If your foundation values rural values and wishes to support our mission to inspire K-12 students to work in the agricultural field within their own rural communities, this is a great time to support Kregel Windmill Factory Museum’s Operations Fund, Endowment Fund or Program Specific Funds.
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Planned Giving:

Help ensure that the Museum remains a source of lifelong learning and discovery for generations to come! Planned gifts include bequests through your will or trust, gifts of real estate, life insurance or other assets. Learn More

How to Give:

1. Donate securely online (see links above and to the right).
2. Call 402.873.1078
3. Mail a check to Kregel Windmill Factory Museum, PO Box 46, Nebraska City, NE 68410
4. Make a donation on your next visit to the Museum— our staff will be happy to assist you.

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Kregel Windmill Factory Museum is to use the unique resources of this historic factory and its contents to provide a tangible way for visitors to understand how Americans throughout the years have used innovation, resourcefulness, hard work and thrift to live successfully through changing times. The factory demonstrates how Americans have used and continue to use the renewable power of the wind to enhance the quality of human life.
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