Five Ways to Experience the History of Nebraska

#1
Chimney Rock

Feel the awe and curiosity the pioneers experienced when they saw the most famous landmark on the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails.

 

 

     


 

#2
Fort Robinson History Center

From the site where Crazy Horse was killed to a German Prisoners of War Camp, the rich history of Fort Robinson has crossed many generations. Explore this complex past in exhibits in the 1905 post headquarters building that trace the history from the post’s role guarding the Red Cloud Agency (1874-77) through the housing of World War II German PWs (1943-46).

    


 

#3
Neligh Flour Mill

Sift through the story of milling in Nebraska and tour a mill with its original 1880s equipment still intact! The Neligh Mill is a surviving reminder of the grist mills that once dotted Nebraska’s landscape.

   


 

#4
Nebraska History Museum

Many people and cultures have called Nebraska home. See fascinating artifacts and and hear amazing stories from the last 12,000 years!

     

     


 

#5
Historic Markers

Travel across the state and discover over 500 Historic Markers that commemorating significant events, people, places, sites, movements, and traditions in Nebraska history!

 

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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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