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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.

Learn more about volunteering.


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

Throwback Thursday Photo, Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Today’s Throwback Thursday photograph features members of Volunteers of America ready to distribute Thanksgiving baskets to families in need in ...

For Your Enjoyment: Thanksgiving Foods from 1914

Did you ever wish you could step into a time machine and return to 1914, just over one hundred years ago, to join the celebration of Thanksgiving? What might the holiday ...

Visitor Services Coordinator

History Nebraska is seeking an energetic and customer focused teammate with a passion for community at the Nebraska History Museum. The Visitor Services Coordinator is ...

A Blustery Valentine Thanksgiving

In 1886, the weather stranded area travelers and forced the cancellation of a Thanksgiving entertainment in Valentine.   President Grover Cleveland in a ...

Turkey Day in Holdrege

We have film of live turkeys being thrown from a rooftop in Holdrege in 1939. The Turkey Day promotion had a simple rule: any turkey you caught was yours to cook for ...

Photograph and Audiovisual Curator

History Nebraska is seeking an inclusive and adaptable archives professional to serve as Curator of Photograph and Audiovisual Collections. As a member of the curatorial ...

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Being a member is the easiest way to be involved in our mission to preserve and share our state’s rich history. Find out how!


Volunteers work with History Nebraska staff members to support our mission

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Interested in joining the History Nebraska team? Keep an eye on job listings!