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What We Found

Free Family Fun Day

Celebrate National Train Day with the Nebraska State Historical Society and Lincoln Area Railway Historical Society. Enjoy trains in the museum lobby, go on a train ...

Nebraska History Book Club, Eleanor and Park

The featured book will be Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. Join the discussion!

Hour at the Museum Story Hour

Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault

African American History Bike Ride

  Join the Nebraska History Museum, the State Historic Preservation Office, the Malone Center and the Great Plains Trails Network on a bike tour with city Historic ...

Noon Bites

Jim Atkins, member of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War will speak about Victor Vifquain, the first Nebraskan to receive a Medal of Honor for his service ...

Hour at the Museum Story Hour

This is the Bird by George Shannon

Free Family Fun Day

Celebrate Nebraska Wildflowers with a Free Family Fun Day at the Nebraska History Museum.  Learn about Nebraska Wildflowers Create paper flowers Make a paper ...

Hour at the Museum Story Hour

The Mud Pony: Traditional Skidi Pawnee Tale retold by Caron Cohen

Hour at the Museum story hour

Cowboys by Marie and Douglas Gorsline

Nebraska History Book Club

Take All to Nebraska by Sophus Keith Winther, part of a trilogy about immigrants to our state, published by University of Nebraska Press.

Hour at the Museum Story Hour

A Prairie Boy’s Summer by William Kurelik

Summer Kids’ Class: Native American Art

Native American Art Register Today!

Help Shape History

Become a Member

Being a member is the easiest way to be involved in our mission to preserve and share our state's rich history. Find out how!

Volunteer

Volunteers work with History Nebraska staff members to support our mission

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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.

Upcoming Events

View our new and upcoming events to see how you can get involved.

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.

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.