Special Programming

Special Programming

Explore the history of Nebraska through curiosity-driven and engaging programming. Unique programs are scheduled at the Nebraska History Museum as well as our statewide historic sites throughout the year.

To see additional events and programs, please visit our events page.

Upcoming Programs

Learn more about upcoming Education programs at the Nebraska History Museum and our Historic Sites.

Saturday, March 2nd

Happy Birthday, Nebraska!

The Nebraska History Museum invites you to celebrate the “Cornhusker State” on Saturday, March 2nd. Join us for family-friendly activities, including two storytimes with the Lincoln City Library at 10:00 and 11:00 am, solving puzzles, and making crafts. Explore the museum, discover the staff’s favorite artifacts, and write a birthday card. All ages are welcome!

Thursday, April 4th

An Exploration of Escape and Survival

To commemorate the two new exhibits, we invite you to a special event that explores the creation of the exhibits and the importance of Holocaust education. Join us as we welcome Scott Littky, Executive Director for the Institute for Holocaust Education (IHE), Dr. Beth Dotan, Research Assistant Professor at the Norman and Bernice Harris Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and David Radler, the photographer behind Portraits of Survival, to speak on how each of these exhibits came to life.

Click here to learn more and register.

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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.
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.

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.