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What We Found

DÍa de los Muertos

Free Admission at the Nebraska History Museum as we celebrate Dia de los Muertos!

Crowds Celebrate V-J Day in Lincoln, Nebraska

On August 14, 1945, word began to spread across the United States that Japan would surrender and end the war. Celebrations broke out in cities and towns around the ...

Happy Accidents and Photographic Tricks: Double Exposure Images

If you have ever had to load film into a camera, then you may be familiar with double exposures. Double exposures sometimes happen if the film jams inside of the camera ...

Nebraska History Museum Gift Shop

The Nebraska History Museum Gift Shop features unique, one-of-a-kind items highlighting Nebraska and its history. The gift shop is located in the Nebraska History Museum ...

Chimney Rock Gift Shop

The Chimney Rock Gift Shop features a selection of items that share the history of Chimney Rock and highlight the most iconic landmark in Nebraska. Find books, shirts, ...

Fort Robinson History Center Gift Shop

The Fort Robinson History Center Gift Shop highlights the amazing history of the fort with unique items. Find gifts and books showcasing the war dog training center, ...

Why Kearney, Nebraska, will become a second Minneapolis (1889)

Kearney was booming in 1889 when city boosters commissioned a promotional book entitled The City of Kearney, Nebraska. A copy of this boastful, lavishly illustrated book ...

Historic Preservation Review Board

the history nebraska blogThe Nebraska State Historic Preservation Review Board will meet at 1:00pm on Friday, May 10, 2024, in the Capitol View Room of History ...

Board of Trustees Meeting, January 2024

This meeting was previously scheduled on January 12, 2024 and rescheduled due to weather.

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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.
Explore Nebraska
Discover the real places and people of our past at these History Nebraska sites.

Upcoming Events

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Become a Member

The work we do to discover, preserve, and share Nebraska's history wouldn't be possible without the support of History Nebraska members.

History Nebraska Education

Learn more about the educational programs provided at our museums, sites, and online.

Education Digital Learning Resources

Find games, lists, and more to enhance your history education curriculum.

History Nebraska Programs

Learn more about the programs associated with History Nebraska.

Latest Hall of Fame Inductee

The Nebraska Hall of Fame was established in 1961 to officially recognize prominent Nebraskans.

Listen to our Podcast

Listen to the articles and authors published in the Nebraska History Magazine with our new Nebraska History Podcast!

Nebraska Collections

History Nebraska's mission is to collect, preserve, and open our shared history to all Nebraskans.

Our YouTube Video Collection

Get a closer look at Nebraska's history through your own eyes, with our extensive video collections.

Additional Research Resources

History Nebraska Research and Reference Services help connect you to the material we collect and preserve.

History Nebraska Services

Digital Resources

Find all of our digital resources, files, videos, and more, all in one easy-to-search page!

Support History Nebraska
Make a cash donation to help us acquire, preserve, and interpret Nebraska’s history. Gifts to History Nebraska help leave a legacy and may help your taxes, too! Support the work of History Nebraska by donating to the History Nebraska Foundation today.

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.