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Two Nebraska Locations Added to National Register of Historic Places

History Nebraska is pleased to announce two Nebraska locations have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Albion Carnegie Library and the Oakland ...

2018 History Nebraska Award Winners

Our mission is to collect, preserve, and share Nebraska's rich history with all people. However, we're not in this alone. There are also everyday Nebraskans that make it ...

Was J. Sterling Morton a racist? Here’s what the Arbor Day founder said and did.

By David L. Bristow, Editor, Nebraska History (Originally posted March 29, 2019)   On one level this is an easy question. Yes. Blatantly. In a loud and ...

Discovering High Plains Horsemanship through Nebraska Archeology

(Published February 27, 2019) History Nebraska houses collections from archeological sites spanning 12,000 years of human history across the state. Recently, research ...

Jury Duty

It's safe to say that jury duty isn't the most enjoyable thing in the world. But for one Omaha jury in February 1893, things got so bad that they actually went on ...

“It’s Going to be a Stunner”: Women’s Swimwear in 1887

  Whether it was bloomers and black stockings or a blouse and trousers with a skirt attached, the women's swimsuits of the 19th century are a far cry from those of ...

Sarg Cole’s Sleepless Marathon Drive in Omaha

In May 1925, Sarg Cole had what modern scholars might call a Bad Idea. He was going to drive around Omaha for 5 days straight with no sleep and nothing to drink but ...

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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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