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National Register Coordinator

Qualifications / Requirements REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree in history, archeology, architectural history or closely related field; OR Bachelor’s degree in any of the above noted fields plus one of the following: a) two years’ experience in research, writing or teaching in a related field or b) substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge as determined applicable based on Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards (36 CFR Part 61, Appendix A). OTHER: Position requires frequent in-state travel. Must possess a valid driver’s license, be able to provide independent authorized transportation or drive a state vehicle as necessary. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge and/or ability to learn of programs administered by the State Historic Preservation Office, including policies and procedures under federal regulations governing the National Historic Preservation Act. Knowledge of architectural history or a similar field. Ability to research, edit, and prepare written assessment correspondence in a timely, clear, understandable, and helpful manner. Capability to conduct public outreach activities, including meetings, webinars, and workshops. Capacity to resolve work-related problems in areas that are not covered by precedent or established policies, offer suggestions to proactively solve problems with positive outcomes. Ability to develop interpersonal skills to help negotiate, mediate, and collaborate with a wide variety of individuals including the ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and the public. Must be committed to the organization’s core values and demonstrate them regularly in their work.

Julius Meyer Indian Wigwam, 1878

A Jewish immigrant from Prussia, Julius Meyer followed his brothers to Omaha in the 1860s and made contact with various Indigenous nations in the region. Meyer said he ...

Angel DeCora Portrait – Ford Conservation Center

One of the most important Native American artists of the early 20th century was born in Nebraska. Angel DeCora was born on May 3, 1871, on the Winnebago ...

Summer Tourism Guide – Fort Robinson

Qualifications / Requirements REQUIREMENTS: Experience in public contact OR coursework/training or experience in history, art history, recreation, event planning or areas related to Nebraska History, geography or culture. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of, or desire to learn, Nebraska's history and culture Ability to interact with the public professionally, work well with people of all ages and abilities Excellent customer service skills, outgoing and friendly personality Dependable; reliable attendance Attention to detail

The Church Built Top to Bottom – St. Mary Magdalene Church in Omaha

Omaha’s St. Mary Magdalene Church has the distinction of being built in reverse order. It's upper level was completed in 1903, its lower level in 1920. How is this possible?

FDR at the Martin Bomber Plant

World War II raged in both theaters as President Franklin Roosevelt set out on a seventeen-city tour. The Omaha World-Herald reported on April 30, 1943, that the ...

Friday the Thirteenth Superstitions

  "At first glance, Friday the thirteenth, seemed much like any other day," said the Kearney Daily Hub on Friday, January 13, 1922, "and had it not been ...

Blizzard of January 12, 1888

The early settlers of Nebraska faced many hardships, a great number of these weather and climate-related. Among the most destructive natural disasters were the sudden ...

The Power of Suggestion

Photographer Solomon Butcher was not shy about altering photos if he felt they needed it. He tells the story of this 1886 photo of the Theodore Hohman family of Woods ...

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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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