About The Beardmore Event Center
Our state of the art Event Center is located in Bellevue, Nebraska. Sarpy County was home to Native Americans including the Otoe, Omaha, and Pawnee for thousands of years. Exporters, fur trappers, traders, and missionaries followed the Missouri and Platte Rivers. We invite you to explore the rich and diverse history of Sarpy County.
Bellevue - Nebraska's Oldest City
The settlement of Nebraska began with a fur trading post established in 1822 by Joshua Pilcher. The post served as a central trading point with local Omaha, Otoe, Missouri and Pawnee tribes. Early French American fur trappers named the area Belle Vue because of the beautiful view seen from the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River.
Tips: Bellevue, Nebraska is ideally located next to the Missouri River and the following cities; Sioux City, Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska.
Arrows to Aerospace Celebration
Each August, Bellevue, Nebraska hosts its annual Arrows to Aerospace Celebration.
The celebration features a parade, pancake breakfast, pet show, art in the park, activities for children, entertainment, food, and fun!
Tip: With over 125 entries the highlight of the celebration is the Grand Parade.
The True Nebraskan's - Native Americans
The Omaha tribe, known as "those going against the wind or current" settled near the Missouri River in what is now Northwestern Iowa. The Omaha were thriving as hunters and farmers when they first encountered white fur traders around 1750 in the Bellevue area. Buffalo served as their primary provision, providing food, clothing, blankets, rope, moccasins, fuel, shelter, and utensils. The last full-blooded Omaha Chief was Big Elk who died in 1846 and is buried in Bellevue Cemetery in Bellevue, Nebraska.
Tip: Visit the Sharpy County Museum, ask about guided tours. Admission is free.