Florence Mill


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The Florence Mill originated as the Winter Quarters gristmill in 1846. It is Nebraska’s oldest business site. After a decades-long renovation it now houses the Winter Quarters Mill museum, a gift shop, art-studio/gallery on the 2nd floor and a Sunday Farmers Market from June through September.

The Florence Mill is an architectural relic and community hub at the intersection of North 30th St. and Interstate I-680.

The mill is many things: history museum, art gallery, community hub, host of the Florence Mill Farmers Market, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Mormon pioneers first built the mill in 1846 during their temporary residence in Nebraska at Winter Quarters (present-day Florence). The mill was deconstructed, rebuilt, moved, abandoned, and reborn under several owners.

Previously known as the Weber Grain Elevator, Linda and John Meigs purchased the building as a historic conservation project.


  • Winter Quarters Mill Museum
  • Nebraska History Museum
  • Nebraska Pioneer Trails Museum
  • Mormon Trail Museum
  • Connecting Agriculture History and Art

Younes Campus
421 W Talmadge Street Suite #1
Kearney, NE 68845

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