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From Territory to Today: Nebraska Governor’s Records Digitization Project

From territory to statehood, agriculture to railroads, the early governors of Nebraska oversaw an explosive period of growth and change. Each of Nebraska’s early ...

Grace Crandall Richardson: Nebraska’s Persistent Suffragist

By Breanna Fanta, Editorial Assistant Scrapbooks often hold sentimental value, but for historians like Amy Helene Forss, they can serve as primary sources by ...

Day in the Life of Digital Curation

Ever wonder how History Nebraska’s collection materials end up online? That would be the work of the Digital Curation Department! Hi, my name is Kayla, and I am a ...

Jenner’s Park Once a Popular Summer Attraction

  From about 1900 to the early 1940s Jenner’s Zoological, Educational and Amusement Park in Loup City was a place for central Nebraska to gather, play, and ...

Flashback Friday: The Best-Dressed Doll in the World: Nebraska’s Own Terri Lee

World War II had been over little more than a year when the Terri Lee doll entered the toy market in time for Christmas 1946. Invented and manufactured in Nebraska, the ...

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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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