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Hall of History

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Hall of History museum presents the unique history of Boys Town through permanent exhibits that use audio and ​​​video presentations. You’ll discover how Boys Town programs developed and how we continue our mission to change the way America cares for children and families.

The museum is located in the former dining hall built by Father Flanagan in 1939. Some of the artifacts on display include the Best Actor Oscar presented to Spencer Tracy for his role as Father Flanagan in the motion picture “Boys Town,” and the Flex bus that once carried Boys Town athletic teams across America. Learn how Father Flanagan's revolution in child care began, and how Boys Town continues to work to improve the future of America’s children and families.

Take a Virtual Tour Today!

View the videos below and “walk” through the museum from the comfort of your own home!

Boys Town’s Moments in History

You might be surprised to discover that Boys Town’s founder, Father Flanagan, was a ​trailblazer. He ​​set ​the pace for Boys Town’s forward thinking and inclination toward innovation, which have marked the last century and continue to drive the organization.

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