The Keeping Room Building was constructed in 1870, 16 years after Nebraska City was founded. It has been a number of things over the last 148 years, including a grocery store, shoe store, dentist office, lawyer office and for over 30 plus years, Gamble’s.
The building was renovated and the Keeping Room began over 12 years ago. It has been a go-to place for Nebraska City citizens for gifts, fashion and home decor. Fortunately, it is also a destination for many tourists, who enjoy our community throughout the seasons and enjoy a quaint boutique and cafe within a historic downtown.
Bryan and Kelly
We moved to Nebraska City after Bryan retired from 26 years in the Army. I have been in education, administration and a stay-at-home mom of three great kids. We lived in Europe and many places in the United States. We enjoyed exploring nature and history everywhere. I love The Keeping Room because it encompasses my favorite things; gardening, homemade food, antiques, unique treasures and people. It has been a blessing to build relationships with our staff, local customers and the tourists over the years.