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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 members support our mission to collect, preserve, and share Nebraska history. Learn how you can help and check out the benefits for each membership level.

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Nebraska’s Japanese American History

Nebraska’s Japanese American History

By David L. Bristow, Editor April 18, 2023   Japanese immigration to the West began following the Meiji Restoration of 1868, with immigrants coming first ...
Marker Monday: Spade Ranch

Marker Monday: Spade Ranch

  Marker Text Twenty miles northeast of here is Spade Ranch headquarters, a National Register of Historic Places site. In Ellsworth are the business offices ...
Conservation Technician

Conservation Technician

Qualifications / Requirements Minimum Qualifications: 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.

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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.

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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.