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Letter From The Director

Dear Friend of the Nebraska State Historical Society,

By now I hope you have heard our exciting news – we are changing our name to History Nebraska!

This new name and logo confirms what we are – the central place to learn about Nebraska’s rich history. From our sites to our amazing archival collections, we are fortunate to be the home of the greatest collection of Nebraska history anywhere in the world. The History Nebraska name allows us to put all of the services you value under one easily remembered name. It will also be an effective way for us to promote interest in Nebraska history, to be welcoming to all Nebraskans, and to live our mission to “open to all the stories we share.” 

You may wonder how this may affect our programs and services. As History Nebraska, we will continue to offer the same services you have come to enjoy, with the potential of expanding and improving what we offer. I encourage you to keep an eye on our website, history.nebraska.gov, for the latest updates as we move forward.

This idea has been a long time coming and was reinforced by thorough study. We conducted research across the state, organized focus groups, talked to stakeholders and discussed intensely with staff and our Board of Trustees. Everything we heard led in this direction; to create a friendly name that showed what we do – which is just about everything related to Nebraska’s history!

This is an exciting change for us, and we know it will make the future of this amazing organization even brighter as we work to engage all Nebraskans with their past with the goal of creating a better future.


Trevor Jones


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