What We Found

Haunted Histories at the Museum

It's the season for the spooky, the strange, and the supernatural! Visit the Nebraska History Museum Thursday, October 27, from 5 pm - 7 pm for a ghostly event for the entire family.

BLIXT Presents Not Too Far Distant

“It’s almost unbelievable that anyone could be hardened to the point of doing the brutal things they did…” A young man from the midwest is sent to war, carrying with ...

Taking Care of Business: Women Leading the Way

Join us for an evening of fun discussion featuring women leaders in business, past and present, and the lessons we can learn from these stories. Guests include Kylie ...

Rural Nebraska Historic Preservation Grant Workshop

This webinar will provide potential applicants and interested parties with helpful insights into this new grant opportunity. Betty Gillespie, the interim Deputy SHPO, ...

Christmas at the Rock

Christmas is coming! What better way to celebrate than the way the settlers did in the nineteenth century? Join us at Chimney Rock National Historic Site for some ...

Last Chance to See WOMEN: A Century of Change

Join us for a special day, celebrating the end of National Geographic’s “WOMEN: A Century of Change” at the Nebraska History Museum. In addition to the exhibition, ...

Civic Saturday: In Good Faith

Join us on Feb. 18 for a very special Civic Saturday in conjunction with the Nebraska History Museum’s new exhibition, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith. In a ...

History Nebraska Board of Trustees Meeting Jan 2023

In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, the History Nebraska Board of Trustees will meet virtually and in person to conduct business at the Nebraska History Museum, ...

History Nebraska SHPO Review Board Meeting Jan 2023

In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, the History Nebraska Board of Trustees will meet virtually and in person to conduct business at History Nebraska Headquarters ...

Nebraska SHRAB Meeting Jan 2023

In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, the History Nebraska SHRAB will meet virtually and in person to conduct business at the Dr. Don R. Gerlach Capitol View Room at ...

Opening of American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith Exhibit

The traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian opens on February 9th at the Nebraska History Museum! Be one of the first to see the new exhibit, on display until May ...

Celebrate President Lincoln’s Birthday!

It’s time to celebrate President Lincoln’s 214th birthday! Activities include Chris Sayre playing live music from the mid-1800s, Civil War reenactors and displays, ...

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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.
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Upcoming Events

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History Nebraska Education

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

History Nebraska Programs

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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.

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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.