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Objects Lab

The Objects Lab conserves a variety of 3-dimensional artworks and artifacts: Fine or decorative art objects Indoor or outdoor sculptures Archeological and ...

Paintings Lab

Treatment options from surface cleaning to complete restoration of damaged paintings. We treat materials and techniques including: Traditional and contemporary Oils ...

Paper Lab

Treating works of art on paper, document, books, and photographs on paper, including: Watercolors Drawings Prints Maps Birth certificates and family ...


No textile conservator is on the Ford Center staff. Use the American Institute of Conservation's "Find a Conservator" tool at http://www.conservation-us.org for ...

Materials Guidelines

Use materials that are considered relatively safe for close proximity to collection objects. Conservators and chemists have determined some general guidelines to help ...

Fine Art Shippers

To help you pack and ship your artwork, consult this list. All companies indicate they provide packing, crating, insurance, and national and international shipping. Some ...

Mrs. H. C. Adams

Looks can often be deceiving. Mrs. H.C. Adams looks every bit the typical Victorian lady. Her elegant hairstyle and wire-rimmed glasses hide a dark secret. Mrs. Adams ...


These free collections care documents can help families, cultural heritage institutions, and private collectors preserve their artifacts for generations to come. The ...

Thomas P. Kennard State Historic Site

Built by Nebraska’s first secretary of state, the Kennard House is the oldest remaining building in Lincoln’s original plat. It was restored as the Nebraska Statehood ...


The Kennard House is not currently available for tours.

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Being a member is the easiest way to be involved in our mission to preserve and share our state's rich history. Find out how!


Volunteers work with History Nebraska staff members to support our mission

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About History Nebraska
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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The work we do to discover, preserve, and share Nebraska's history wouldn't be possible without the support of History Nebraska members.

Latest Hall of Fame Inductee

The Nebraska Hall of Fame was established in 1961 to officially recognize prominent Nebraskans.

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Listen to the articles and authors published in the Nebraska History Magazine with our new Nebraska History Podcast.

Nebraska Collections

History Nebraska's mission is to collect, preserve, and open our shared history to all Nebraskans.

Our YouTube Video Collection

Get a closer look at Nebraska's history through your own eyes, with our extensive video collections.

Additional Research Resources

History Nebraska Research and Reference Services help connect you to the material we collect and preserve.

Support History Nebraska
Make a cash donation to help us acquire, preserve, and interpret Nebraska’s history. Gifts to History Nebraska help leave a legacy and may help your taxes, too! Support the work of History Nebraska by donating to the History Nebraska Foundation today.

Volunteers are the heroes of History Nebraska. So much history, so little time! Your work helps us share access to Nebraska’s stories at our museums and sites, the reference room, and online.