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Archaeology Trunk

Archaeology Trunk The Archaeology Trunk helps teachers show their students how to study human history in an entirely new way. The information in this trunk serves as ...

World War 2 Trunks

World War 2 Trunks The World War 2 trunk helps teachers dive deeper into this incredibly important historical topic. The photos, artifacts and hands-on activities ...

Fur Trade Trunk

Fur Trade Trunk The Fur Trade Trunk helps teachers give their students a deeper understanding of one of the lucrative and impactful North American Fur Trade. The ...

Pastimes and Playthings Trunk

Pastimes and Playthings Trunk The Pastimes and Playthings Trunk provides teachers and their students a fun and hands-on way to play in unfamiliar ways, all while ...

Civil War Trunk

Civil War Trunk The Civil War Trunk offers educators the opportunity to explore how one of the most significant periods in American history played out in Nebraska. ...

Bison Trunk

Bison Trunk The Bison Trunk offers educators the opportunity to explore the story of the bison that once roamed the Plains. Photographs, Bison hide and horn, and ...

Education

Welcome friends! We are thinking of you as we add programs and experiences for visitors at different ages and stages of life. History Nebraska's programming brings ...

Black History Month Resources

Adams-Douglass-Vanderzee-McWilliams Families Collection A two-part collection. The first is a collection of correspondence between the famous Frederick Douglass ...

Kids’ Curiosity Tours

Kids' Curiosity Tours Learn more about the experiences of the diverse people who’ve been living in Nebraska since the early 1800s. Led by the Nebraska History Museum’s ...

Nebraska History Museum School and Homeschool Programs

We hope to resume in-person tours of the Nebraska History Museum in the 2021-2022  school year. Please email our staff to let us know the time and date you hope to visit ...

For Adults and College Students

Explore the history of Nebraska through curiosity-driven tours and engaging programming. If you have any questions about current or future programming, or would like to ...

Help Shape History

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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!

Volunteer

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.
Explore Nebraska
Discover the real places and people of our past at these History Nebraska sites.

Upcoming Events

View our new and upcoming events to see how you can get involved.

Become a Member

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.

Become a Member

The work we do to discover, preserve, and share Nebraska's history wouldn't be possible without the support of History Nebraska members.
Nebraska Collections
History Nebraska's mission is to collect, preserve, and open our shared history to all Nebraskans.
Explore Nebraska
Discover the real places and people of our past at these History Nebraska sites.

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.