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What We Found

Navy Day at the Museum

See displays from the Navy and hear music from the Navy Band Great Lakes!

History in Glass Plate Negatives

Today you can easily snap a photo with your cell phone or digital camera. But capturing a photograph was a complex and time-consuming process in the early days of ...

Federal Government Records

History Nebraska holds some federal government records related to Nebraska history. Most are microfilm duplicates of originals stored at the National Archives, but some ...

State Government Records

History Nebraska preserves records from practically every state agency and commission. Records from 1854 to the present document state government at work. For more ...

County Government Records

County records reflect direct impact on the lives of residents. Marriages and divorces, taxes, elections, civil and criminal suits, naturalization proceedings, ...

Municipal Government Records

Municipal governments provide the infrastructure for our communities. They pave streets, operate utilities, run schools, manage cemeteries, pass local laws, provide fire ...

Special District Government Records

History Nebraska preserves some records of various public power, irrigation, and natural resources districts from across the state. Contact our Reference Services ...

Moving Image Inventories

The Moving Image Collections held by History Nebraska contain over 6 million feet of motion picture film and thousands of vintage videotape formats, all relating to ...

Sound Recording Inventories

The Sound Recording Collections held by History Nebraska contain over 10,000 vintage audio tapes and other sound media formats, all relating to Nebraska by virtue of ...

History Nebraska Receives Highest National Recognition

History Nebraska has achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies ...

Business Records

The History Nebraska Archives holds the records of some Nebraska businesses and corporations.  The collections range from a single hotel register to large sets of ...

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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
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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

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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.