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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 ...

History Nebraska Receives Highest National Recognition

History Nebraska has achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies ...

Flashback Friday: NAACP Youth Council’s Peaceful Swimming Pool Protest Deemed “hysteria” in 1963 Omaha

A number of people at the Peony Park pool in Omaha in 1930. The pool was not de-segregated until 1963.   Simone Manuel made history at the 2016 Summer ...

History in Glass Plate Negatives

Today you can easily snap a photo with your cell phone or digital camera. But capturing a photograph was a complex and time-consuming process in the early days of ...

Senator George Norris’s snarky letter to an auto dealer

George Norris is remembered as both an influential US senator and a dignified, gentle man. But he could still go off on someone when he needed to. (more…)

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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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