Historic Preservation

What We Found

Nebraska Historical Marker Program

To View Markers There are multiple ways to view historical markers across the state. Go to https://www.mynehistory.com Download the Explore Nebraska History App on your ...

National Register of Historic Places

The National Register of Historic Places is a list of historic places that tell the stories of the people and events that form America’s collective identity. This ...

Historical Marker Equity Program

The Nebraska Historical Marker program helps communities and organizations recognize the people, places, and events significant to our state's rich history. This program ...

Certified Local Governments

No one knows a community better than the people who live there. The Certified Local Government (CLG) program is a partnership between local governments, History ...

Historic Preservation Survey

A Historic Survey is the first step taken by our State Historic Preservation Office to support community-led preservation initiatives. The goal of county historic ...

Review & Compliance

Section 106 Review and Compliance might be one of the Nebraska State Historic Preservation Office’s lesser-known programs, but it is still a valuable tool Nebraskans ...

Tax Incentives

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

August 30, 2023   The Nebraska Historic Tax Credit program is now scheduled to relaunch on September 5, 2023. Please check back regularly for ...

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 Federal tax ...

Rural Nebraska Historic Preservation Grant

The Rural Nebraska Historic Preservation (RNHP) program will provide grants to owners of historic properties in rural Nebraska communities. The program is funded through ...

Bricks and Mortar Roof Grant

​The Historic Preservation Fund (HPF): “Bricks and Mortar” Roof Grant program will provide sub-grants to owners of historic properties in Nebraska communities. The ...

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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!


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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

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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.

History Nebraska Education

Learn more about the educational programs provided at our museums, sites, and online.

History Nebraska Programs

Learn more about the programs associated with History Nebraska.

Latest Hall of Fame Inductee

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

Listen to our Podcast

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.