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What We Found

Play Unplugged: Historic Games and Pastimes

How did Nebraskans in the past keep themselves entertained before video games and TikTok? Explore how Nebraskans of all ages had fun in the past in Play Unplugged: ...

National Register Review Board Meeting

The National Register Review Board meeting will be held at 1 pm on May 12th at the Dawson County Historical Society Museum in Lexington, NE. The Rural Nebraska ...

April 2023 Board of Trustees Meeting

In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, the History Nebraska Board of Trustees will meet virtually and in person to conduct business at the York Auditorium, 612 N ...

Interpreting Lincoln: Yesterday and Today

Join us for a free and fascinating discussion featuring nationally acclaimed speakers about President Lincoln’s legacy and how it has grown and changed.

Righting a Wrong/Preserving a Legacy Exhibition Opening

Join us for the public opening of the Smithsonian exhibition "Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II" and the History Nebraska and Legacy of the Plains Museum exhibition "Preserving a Legacy: Japanese in Nebraska"

Fort Robinson Timeline

Fort Robinson History Center1868 — Treaty guarantees Sioux and other tribes food and supplies for land ceded to the U.S. Red Cloud Indian Agency established on Platte ...

Smithsonian Celebration

Come and see TWO Smithsonian exhibitions at the Nebraska History Museum!

M.S. “Steve” Daily [RG5871.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID RG5871.AM:  M.S. "Steve" Daily, 1877-1966 Records: 1905-1966 Milburn, Custer County, Nebraska: Farmer Size: 30 ...

Willa Cather National Statuary Hall Selection Committee Meeting, May 17

In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, the Willa Cather National Selection Committee will meet at History Nebraska, Capitol View Room, 1500 R St, Lincoln, NE 68508, ...

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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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