For Adults and College Students

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 schedule a tour, please contact Ashlee Anderson at [email protected]. Register your group or team of 10-50 for one of these 45 minute programs:

Museum Sampler Tour

Museum Sampler Tour

Examine the museum’s exhibits, including Archeology and Nebraska History, through the lens of home. How does the idea of home relate to each of these exhibits and how does it relate to you?

Chronologically Nebraska

Chronologically Nebraska

Test your knowledge of Nebraska History as you explore the Nebraska History Museum! Groups can build their own timeline of Nebraska historical events using our Chronologically Nebraska card game and the information you find in the museum! Play as one big team or small groups to prove your historical expertise or as a fun way to explore the museum!

Women's Journey to Vote

Women's Journey to Vote

What do the words better life mean to you? What would you do to get one? Come on a guided tour through our award-winning Votes for Women exhibit as we explore the methods Suffragists used to gain a better life and how they compare to the modern women’s movement.

Help Shape History

Become a Member

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

Start Your Career

Interested in joining the History Nebraska team? Keep an eye on job listings!
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.

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.