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A Funny Post-Election Poem…and the Grisly Story Behind It

A bit of post-election humor has a dark backstory unrelated to politics. How did this piece of paper become part of History Nebraska's collections? History ...

New Economic Impact Study Cites $79.8 million impact and 1,033 jobs from Nebraska Historic Tax Credit Projects

Burlington Station in Omaha before and after renovation.   Tax credits for historic preservation projects are producing big pay-offs. A new economic impact ...

Timeline Tuesday: Dust and Snow in 1935 Hastings

This view is of a dust storm approaching Alma, Nebraska, 1935. RG4290.PH0-002973   During the 1930s, Nebraska suffered one of the most serious droughts in ...

6 Tips for Caring for Your Home Videos

October is American Archives Month. Do you have home videos? Do you want to know how to preserve them? Check out (former) Curator of Audiovisual Collection Curator Paul ...

Timeline Tuesday: The Chicken Scourge of Lincoln

Mrs. Neidacorn feeding her chickens, Buffalo County, 1903.   Town residents of one hundred or more years ago sometimes kept a garden, chickens, or even a ...

5 Tips for Caring for Your Home Movie Films

October is American Archives Month. To help celebrate and educate, (former) Curator of Audiovisual Collections Paul Eisloeffel has created 5 tips to help you care for ...

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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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