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Welcoming Week: Free Admission Day

Welcoming Week: Free Admission Day

Join us for Free Admission Day in partnership with the New Americans Task Force!

On Saturday, September 16, 2023, we welcome everyone to join us at the Nebraska History Museum for Free Admission Day in celebration of the second annual Welcoming Week in Lincoln, Nebraska.

At no cost, enjoy activities for the whole family and explore over 12,000 years of history through fascinating exhibitions featuring artifacts and amazing stories from our rich past. Current exhibits include: the Smithsonian traveling exhibition “Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II,” “Preserving a Legacy: Japanese in Nebraska,” “Piecing Together the Past,” and “Nebraska Unwrapped: Selections from the Collections.”

Want to learn more about our exhibits? Click Here!

About Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week is a worldwide annual celebration that invites communities of all sizes to celebrate inclusive societies and deepen their commitment to creating places that are welcoming to everyone. In partnership with the New Americans Task Force, Lincoln’s Welcoming Week 2023 will be September 8th through 17th and beyond to share food, music, stories, and traditions recognizing the value that diversity offers to all who call Lincoln home.

To learn more about Lincoln Welcoming Week: https://www.facebook.com/LincolnWelcomingWeek/.

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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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