|Welcome home to Nebraska's oldest, historic, frontier, river town! Founded in 1854 by Richard Brown, Brownville today is a village where visitors step back in time-back to when life was simpler and friendlier, where the rhythms of the river cadenced each day. Stroll the banks of the Missouri River on the Steamboat Trace Trail...see a play at the Brownville Village Theatre or enjoy a concert in the Brownville Concert Hall. Browse museums, period houses, galleries, and shops. Cruise the river on the Spirit of Brownville to see the site of the Lewis and Clark encampment on July 15, 1804.