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Board of Trustees Meeting Oct 13, 2023

The next Board of Trustee meeting is scheduled for October 13th.

Annual Members Meeting 2023

Event includes a special members-only tour of the Ford Center.

Bricks and Mortar Roof Grant

​The Historic Preservation Fund (HPF): “Bricks and Mortar” Roof Grant program will provide sub-grants to owners of historic properties in Nebraska communities. The ...

2nd Annual Haunted Histories

Join us for spooky family fun with activities for all ages!

Lending a Helping Hand: Social Settlement of Omaha

Founded in 1908, the Social Settlement of Omaha was created to help immigrant families acclimate to American life. To participate in the settlement, at least one ...

Hands-On History – Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day

Monday October 9th is Indigenous Peoples' Day!

Hands-On History – Free Day Memorial Stadium Celebration

Celebrate 100 years of Memorial Stadium AND enjoy FREE admission to the Museum!

Hands-On History – American Archives Month

We're celebrating American Archives Month! Visit us to learn more!

Hands-On History – Teri Lee Day Decorating

Come and see of Nebraska's time honored toys!

Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission Selects Artist for Malcolm X Bust

10/10/23 The Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission and the Nebraska Arts Council have selected Nathan Murray of Lincoln to design and create the bust of Malcolm X, ...

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About History Nebraska
History Nebraska was founded in 1878 as the Nebraska State Historical Society by citizens who recognized Nebraska was going through great changes and they sought to record the stories of both indigenous and immigrant peoples. It was designated a state institution and began receiving funds from the legislature in 1883. Legislation in 1994 changed History Nebraska from a state institution to a state agency. The division is headed by Interim Director and CEO Jill Dolberg. They are assisted by an administrative staff responsible for financial and personnel functions, museum store services, security, and facilities maintenance for History Nebraska.
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Volunteers are the heroes of History Nebraska. So much history, so little time! Your work helps us share access to Nebraska’s stories at our museums and sites, the reference room, and online.