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Ways to become a part of Nebraska history

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Help tell the many stories of Nebraska’s past. Become a member!

Your membership supports all NSHS programs and Nebraska History magazine. You’ll also enjoy discounts, free sites admission, and special events as well as the quarterly Nebraska History News

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Make a cash donation to help us acquire, preserve, and interpret Nebraska’s history. Gifts to the NSHS help leave a legacy and may help your taxes, too!

The Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation is a 501(C3) not-for-profit corporation that also accepts gifts. 

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Volunteers are the heroes of NSHS.

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.

Fascinating pieces of the past are yours to share via NSHS Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Post a photo of your visit, research, or family treasure! And please recommend us to friends.

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Call us before you clean out that attic! Your Nebraska family’s photographs, letters, diaries, documents, home movies, tape recordings, video tapes, and artifacts can help tell our state’s stories.

Please contact us if you have items you might share. 


October 19, 2017
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Brown Bag History Lecture Series, Nebraskeños...

This presentation by Lissette Aliaga-Linares and Thomas Sanchez will combine demography and history to analyze the...

October 21, 2017
2:30pm to 6:30pm

2017 Celebration of Nebraska Books

The celebration, free and open to the public, features presentations of the Nebraska Center for the Book's 2017 Nebraska...

November 5, 2017
1:00pm to 4:30pm

Dia de los Muertos


Enjoy Day of the Dead Ofrendas, Music, Dance and Art Activities

Yearly memberships start at $32

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