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What We Found

Nebraska Hall of Fame, Early Members

For Nebraska, a relatively young state with a small, stable population, the pool of potential Hall of Fame candidates has always been somewhat limited. The recent advent ...

Nebraska Indians Baseball Team

The barnstorming Nebraska Indians baseball team was founded by Guy W. Green, an energetic baseball promoter, who organized the club shortly after receiving his law ...

Nebraska Legislature

In 1897 Samuel E. Rogers, a former member of Nebraska's first territorial legislature of 1855, sent the Nebraska State Historical Society his brief recollections of each ...

A Nebraska Poet?

Using poetry or reviews of poetry to satirize public figures is an old practice. The review of verses ascribed to Senator Phineas W. Hitchcock in the Omaha Weekly Bee of ...

Nebraska Resources

The World's Columbian Exposition (popularly known as the Chicago World's Fair), held in 1893, gave Nebraska an opportunity to display its products and accomplishments to ...

Nebraska Territorial Fair Premiums

Robert W. Furnas, editor of the Nebraska Farmer, in its March 1860 issue, apologized to premium winners from the first Nebraska territorial fair, held at Nebraska City ...

Nebraska Territorial Fair, 1859

The first Nebraska territorial fair was held at Nebraska City, beginning Wednesday, September 21, 1859, and lasting three days. Robert Furnas, later governor of ...

Nebraska Territory – A Trip into the Interior, 1858

The Nebraska City News of June 17, 1858, included a letter from an unidentified traveler who had recently made "A Trip into the Interior," and wished to share ...

Nebraska Territory, by D. A. Chapman

From a letter written June 13, 1854, by D. A. Chapman, correspondent of the Troy (New York) Whig, and reprinted in the New York Tribune, July 3, 1854: "I have just ...

Nebraska University

Nebraska University in Washington County was chartered by the first Nebraska territorial legislature in 1855 and was operated from 1856 to 1872. It was a church-related, ...

Nebraskans Urged to Help the Boers

Nebraska newspaper readers in late 1899 were keeping abreast of the latest reports from Africa, where the Second Boer War (1899-1902), pitting the British against the ...

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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
Discover the real places and people of our past at these History Nebraska sites.

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The work we do to discover, preserve, and share Nebraska's history wouldn't be possible without the support of History Nebraska members.

Latest Hall of Fame Inductee

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

Become a Member

The work we do to discover, preserve, and share Nebraska's history wouldn't be possible without the support of History Nebraska members.
Nebraska Collections
History Nebraska's mission is to collect, preserve, and open our shared history to all Nebraskans.
Explore Nebraska
Discover the real places and people of our past at these History Nebraska sites.

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.
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.