About

The Friend Historical Society’s mission is to restore, maintain and sustain the Historic Warren Building in an effort to enhance the quality of life in rural Nebraska.

Since that time a tremendous amount of work, mostly by volunteers, has been done to the building which has evolved into several entities including the Pour House owned by a separate LLC, which provides a full menu and bar featuring craft beer, over 20 varieties of wine, and special events (Click HERE for the Pour House Facebook Page), The San Carlo Room (To learn more about click HERE) an intimate facility for wedding receptions, business meetings, and other large gatherings and the Opera House itself.


Organized exclusively for educational, charitable and scientific purposes, the Friend Historical Society’s mission is to restore the historic 1886 Warren Opera House. The Opera House will accommodate performing arts and house museum items providing cultural opportunities for citizens.     

Equipped with state of art technology it will appeal to businesses and organizations from a large area.  Partnering with others we will regenerate the downtown area while providing social gatherings, education and history of the area and community. All  enhancing the quality of life in rural Nebraska.