Historic Preservations

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Historic Preservation

How does the Historic Preservation Office help Nebraska?  We provide a variety of programs for all people who are interested in preserving the places that help to ...

Historic Tax Incentive Programs

Historic Tax Incentives Rehabilitating historic buildings: promotes their reuse stimulates private investment in rural areas and urban cores boosts community ...

Contact Us

Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer Betty Gillespie Interim Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer betty.gillespie@nebraska.gov 402-525-4927 National ...

Review and Compliance: Section 106

Review and Compliance: Section 106   Section 106 Review and Compliance might be one of the Nebraska State Historic Preservation Office’s lesser-known programs, but it ...

Certified Local Governments (CLG)

No one knows a community better than the people who live there. That is why state and national preservation programs seek out partnerships with Certified Local ...

Review and Compliance

Review and Compliance When a project uses federal and or state funds, our office has the opportunity to comment on the project’s effect on historic ...

Rediscovering Traditional Mortar: The More Sustainable Solution

This two-day workshop will provide participants an opportunity to learn more appropriate methods for repointing, like for like, using quicklime mortar. The presenter is ...

Historic Tax Incentive Programs

Historic Tax Credit Programs are some of the most impactful tools Nebraskans have in promoting the economic revitalization of their communities. These programs provide ...

Nebraska Historic Tax Credit (NHTC)

The Nebraska State Historic Tax Credit (NHTC) was initiated in 2015 under the Nebraska Job Creation and Main Street Redevelopment Act.  The NHTC provides a state tax ...

Federal Historic Tax Credit

A National Park Service program managed by our Nebraska State Historic Preservation Office, the Federal Historic Tax Credit program provides a 20-percent ...

Valuation Incentive Program

This long-term saving plan freezes your assessed property evaluation (at the prehab value) for 8 years after you’ve rehabilitated your building. Your property taxes ...

Historic Tax Incentive Program FAQ

Contact the Nebraska State Historic Preservation Office (NeSHPO) to learn more about the eligibility of your project. Also, check out the instructions for the Federal ...

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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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