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

Your membership supports all History Nebraska 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 History Nebraska 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 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. 

Learn more about volunteering.

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

Please contact us if you have items you might share. 


September 18, 2019
9:00am to 5:00pm

Ask a Curator Day

What is one question you've always wanted to ask a curator? Well good news, here's your chance to ask!


September 19, 2019
12:00pm to 1:00pm

How Do Archeologists Know Where to Dig?

"How do you know how old that is?" "Which tribe lived here?" "How much is this stuff worth?" "Can you keep it?" "Do you...

September 28, 2019 to September 29, 2019
9:00am to 5:00pm

Courthouse Rock Community Dig

Uncover history at Courthouse Rock with our History Nebraska archeologists! Join us for a weekend community dig to meet...

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