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Throwback Thursday Photo, Neligh Race Car

Today’s Throwback Thursday photo has our motor running. Two unidentified young men pose with their souped up Essex Motors automobile on the dirt race track in Neligh, ...

Nebraska Unwrapped: What would you include?

Calling all would-be curators! What should the Nebraska State Historical Society be collecting? When the Nebraska History Museum in Lincoln re-opens on April 1st, it ...

New artifact has ties to “The School Children’s Blizzard of 1888”

The Nebraska History Library recently received a donated book from a University Library in Kansas that was inscribed by Minnie Freeman Penney.  Minnie is of course ...

The Omaha Daily Bee Rages Against Comic Valentines

A Valentine's Day portrait of a child sitting in a large heart with an arrow through it, Omaha 1934. RG3882-49-0173-3   Although Valentine's Day and 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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