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Thanks to the generosity of people such as you, History Nebraska has built a world-class collection of museum and library/archives materials. We must be thoughtful and ...

French Gratitude Train

Merci Train: A Selection of Objects from the Nebraska Boxcar   World War II brought devastation to France. In 1947 Washington, D.C., columnist Drew Pearson ...

Requests for Proposals

history nebraskaPlease find our current list of Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Q&A for the listed items.Pre-Proposal Conference Meeting - March 6th, 2 pm - 3 ...

Willa Cather National Statuary Selection Committee Meeting

The Willa Cather Statuary Hall Committee will conduct its next meeting on Thursday, February 9th, 2023, beginning at 2 pm. The meeting will be held at History Nebraska ...

May Day a Snow Day in 1911

  Many Nebraskans, after enjoying spring weather only a few days earlier, spent May 1 of 1911 wading through snow and shoveling the white stuff off their ...

Malcolm X in Omaha, 1964

By David L. Bristow, Editor   The Omaha World-Herald reporter seemed surprised that Malcolm X smiled so much. The famous activist was not “the surly, ...

Racial Politics at UNO

By Breanna Fanta, Editorial Assistant African American students fought to seize their “educational destiny” in the 1960s, but history has been slow to acknowledge ...

Skeletal Remains and NAGPRA

As soils are moved or disturbed, buried human remains are sometimes exposed. Burials may be encountered during any earth-moving project, such as roadway and pipeline ...

Nebraska Cultural Resources GIS

The State Archeology Office maintains records on all known archeological resources in Nebraska. This includes data on over 11,000 reported archeological sites. ...

Archeology Research

The State Archeology Office conducts archeological research on Nebraska’s past and disseminates the information in the form of presentations, reports, and publications. ...

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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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