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History Nebraska Awards $328,000 through Historic Preservation Grant

History Nebraska has announced the recipients of the Rural Nebraska Historic Preservation (RNHP) grant, which assists owners of National Register of Historic Places ...

Willa Cather National Statuary Hall Committee Meeting, May 24th, 2023

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, ...

Willa Cather Statue Unveiling LIVE

Celebrate the spirit of Willa Cather and her enduring contribution to Nebraska and the literary world.

All Original, All Nebraska at Neligh Mill

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Neligh Mill!

Digital Curation FAQ

Digital CurationThe Digital Curation team creates high-quality digital copies of analog collection material, provides accurate metadata, curates born-digital ...

Summer Workshops

Thank you to everyone who signed up for a Summer Workshop. The available days and times for future schedules have filled and we are no longer taking ...

Board of Trustees Meeting July 2023

The next Board of Trustees meeting will be held in South Sioux City, NE.

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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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History Nebraska Education

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

Education Digital Learning Resources

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History Nebraska Programs

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Latest Hall of Fame Inductee

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

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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.

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

History Nebraska Services

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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.