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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.

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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.

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Education Associate

Qualifications / Requirements REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in History or related field such as: Education, Museum Studies, Geography, or Anthropology AND two years of experience in museum curatorial work, providing educational programming, or providing interpretive tours. PREFERRED: Education, history, or public history background and familiarity with state and/or national education standards. OTHER: Limited travel will be required. Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Familiar with inquiry-based learning and programming Confident public speaking capabilities Passionate about local, state, and national histories Enjoys educating people of all backgrounds and supports inclusion, accessibility and equity for diverse audiences and learning styles. Ability to adapt to new technology Demonstrated ability to plan and execute events and/or workshops Strong interpersonal skills with ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders Ability to work evenings and weekends for events and programming, on occasion. Must be committed to the organization’s core values and demonstrates them regularly in their work.

Conservation Center Office Technician

Qualifications / Requirements REQUIREMENTS: At least one year of post high school coursework or experience in: administration, office management, accounting, finance, planning, policy analysis and implementation, administrative/management analysis, operations research, program evaluation, research, or similar fields or in a field related to the programs or functions of the employing agency. PREFERRED: Experience with conservation examination and treatment of 3-D objects, paper works, or paintings, including knowledge of standard conservation practices such as handling, storage, and cataloging. Experience working in an office setting. Interest and/or past experience in history, art, conservation, museums, or library work. A background in studio art and associated strong hand skills. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail necessary to maintain thorough electronic and paper documentation. Flexibility, creativity, strong problem-solving skills, and the ability to identify and achieve goals and objectives and meet multiple competing priorities. Ability to communicate and work effectively and inclusively with diverse and varied people and groups in writing, by phone, and in person. Experience using modern computer programs and products such as Google Workspace and Microsoft Office Suite, and ability to adapt to other technologies quickly. Demonstrated ability to take initiative and to work both independently and as a member of a team. Ability to complete repetitive tasks for long periods of time, while sitting or standing. Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.

Collections Manager

Qualifications / Requirements REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in History or closely related field such as: Education, Museum Studies, Geography, or Anthropology AND two years of experience in museum curatorial work, developing and/or providing educational programs to K-12 students, or providing interpretive tours. PREFERRED: Three or more years of practical collection experience in a museum, repository, or community organization, ideally as a registrar or with collections management duties. Thorough knowledge of standard museum/archives practices, including handling, storage, care and preservation, appraisal, acquisition, and cataloging. Knowledge of a variety of collection types and their physical and intellectual management requirements. Must be available for emergency response activities. Proficiency with databases and/or collections management systems. Demonstrated experience in project management. Experience with issues related to repatriation or deaccessioning collections. Active involvement in a professional association. OTHER: Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 lbs. Position requires occasional travel. Must possess a valid driver’s license, be able to provide independent authorized transportation and drive a state vehicle as necessary. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of modern collections management practices and standards, and federal and state laws and regulations relevant to the State Archives and Collections. Ability to effectively supervise, direct, evaluate, and mentor professional staff, students, interns, and volunteers. Flexibility, creativity, strong problem-solving skills, and the ability to identify and achieve goals and objectives and meet multiple competing priorities. Ability to adapt to and operate collections management software such as Past Perfect or ArchiveSpace, Google Workspace, and Microsoft Outlook. Ability to communicate and work effectively and inclusively with diverse and varied people and groups in writing, by phone, and in person. Strong organizational skills necessary to maintain electronic and paper documentation. Basic knowledge of curatorial practices. General knowledge of American history and ability and willingness to learn Nebraska history. Demonstrated participation in learning or professional development opportunities that increased awareness of cultural competence/intelligence/agility. Demonstrated ability to take initiative and to work both independently and as a member of a team. Ability, flexibility, and willingness to occasionally work a varied schedule, including evenings and weekends. Ability and willingness to maintain electronic and written records and to complete assigned reports.

The Church Built Top to Bottom – St. Mary Magdalene Church in Omaha

Omaha’s St. Mary Magdalene Church has the distinction of being built in reverse order. It's upper level was completed in 1903, its lower level in 1920. How is this possible?

FDR at the Martin Bomber Plant

World War II raged in both theaters as President Franklin Roosevelt set out on a seventeen-city tour. The Omaha World-Herald reported on April 30, 1943, that the ...

Martin Luther King Jr. Visit to Lincoln

On December 30th, 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. visited Lincoln and spoke at the Methodist Student Movement Conference at Pershing Auditorium. Approximately 5,000 people ...

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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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History Nebraska's mission is to collect, preserve, and open our shared history to all Nebraskans.
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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.