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Archeology Services

Artifact Identification SAO archeologists may be available to help identify archeological artifacts. If possible, send digital images of the artifact(s) to the ...

Nebraska History Magazine Table of Contents

Nebraska History is a quarterly, illustrated magazine that explores Nebraska's history and culture through original articles and historical images from our extensive ...

Author Guidlines

Nebraska History Magazine, published quarterly by History Nebraska, accepts well-researched articles, edited documents, and other annotated primary materials relating to ...

Re-use of Published History Nebraska Materials

Getting Permission to Re-Use Materials Published by History Nebraska   We post materials online for your personal use. Please remember that the contents of History ...

Nebraska History Moments – For Further Reading Content

Do you have your copy of Nebraska History Moments, published by History Nebraska? This page is for readers who have the book and want to know more about its stories. ...

Books Published by History Nebraska

In an effort to make quality stories from Nebraska's history more accessible, History Nebraska has partnered with University of Nebraska Press as a distributor of most ...

Nebraska’s Lake Monster- Giganticus Brutervious

Swimmers in Nebraska ponds, lakes, and waterways face typical summer hazards such as sunburns, snapping turtles, and thunderstorms, but at least they don’t have to ...

Taking Care of Business – Women Leading the Way: Hastings

Celebrate Women’s History Month, and join us for an evening of fun discussion featuring women leaders in business, past and present, and the lessons we can learn from ...

Semiquincentennial Commission Meeting, March 2023

In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, the Semiquincentennial Commission will meet virtually and in person to conduct business at History Nebraska, Capitol View ...

Getting Started

  Please, click here to fill out the form and tell us more about your project. (Due to the required file upload, you must have a Google account to fill out the ...

Heritage Hero Award 2023 Recipients

The Heritage Hero Award was created by the History Nebraska Board of Trustees to recognize and thank local volunteers of history organizations around the state for their ...

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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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Nebraska Collections

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