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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!

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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.

History Nebraska Awards 2023

History Nebraska’s Excellence in Teaching Award

The History Nebraska’s Excellence in Teaching Award is given annually to a teacher who excels in teaching Nebraska history through creativity and imagination in the classroom by using documents, artifacts, historic sites, oral histories, and other primary sources.

Champion of History Award

The Champion of History Award is given annually to recognize outstanding contributions by an individual or organization that helps to preserve or interpret Nebraska history.

History Nebraska Advocacy Award

The History Nebraska Advocacy Award is given annually to recognize outstanding contributions or assistance by an individual or organization to History Nebraska through volunteerism, advocacy, or donation.

Recent News and Articles

The Huskers wore blue jerseys for Memorial Stadium’s first game

  By David L. Bristow The Nebraska Cornhuskers wore blue jerseys during the first football game ever played at Memorial Stadium on October 13, 1923. The ...

Recent Archeological Work at Ft. Atkinson

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) and History Nebraska (HN) have long cooperated to interpret and preserve the historical archeological remains of Fort ...

Maintenance Specialist

Qualifications / Requirements REQUIREMENTS: Associates degree or equivalent vocational education in construction, industrial engineering, HVAC, welding, or other building trade. Experience in building maintenance, a mechanical trade, or performing safety inspections, investigations or training may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis as determined appropriate by the agency. OTHER: Ability to lift 50 pounds and stand for extended periods. Must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to pass a mandatory drivers safety course. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Basic knowledge of electrical, HVAC, plumbing, safety practices, and general maintenance processes and methods. Working knowledge of hand tools, common metering devices. Ability to interact personably with internal and external customers, including but not limited to staff, visitors, and vendors. Problem solving ability - Ability to research, analyze, troubleshoot problems. Adaptability - Ability to adapt to changing priorities, equipment, and technology. Time Management Skills - Ability to plan and prioritize projects and complete projects in a timely manner. Teamwork - Ability to recognize strengths in self and others and use them to achieve work goals. Ability to cope with stress - Must be able to work well under pressure in emergency situations. Must be committed to the organization’s core values and demonstrates them regularly in their work.

Willie Nelson FarmAid Concert

Despite the rain, Willie Nelson's 1987 Farm Aid concert at Memorial Stadium drew 69,000 people and raised $1.7 million for farmers during the 1980s farm crisis. ...

Marker Monday: Nehawka Flint Quarries

  Marker Text Flint nodules embedded within subsurface Pennsylvanian Formation limestone deposits in this vicinity were an important source of stone used ...

Before Memorial Stadium

This article appears in the Fall 2023 issue of Nebraska History Magazine. Household-plus members of History Nebraska receive four issues per year. Learn more. By ...

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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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Latest Hall of Fame Inductee

The Nebraska Hall of Fame was established in 1961 to officially recognize prominent Nebraskans.

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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.

Support History Nebraska
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.