History Nebraska

Historic Preservation

Who We Are

How does the State Historic Preservation Office help Nebraska? We provide a variety of programs for all people who are interested in preserving the places that help tell the many stories of Nebraska’s history. Our office has expertise in architecture, archeology, and history. While a lot of our work involves old buildings, we also seek to preserve other built structures, landscapes, objects, and artifacts of historic significance. We encourage people to think about how historic places can be rehabilitated to benefit their communities. The work of Historic Preservation seeks to honor the past while looking to the future.

Contact Us

Dempster Sloan House

Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer

Betty Gillespie
Interim Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer
[email protected]

402-525-4927

Beatrice Library

National Register of Historic Places

National Register of Historic Places Coordinator
Historic Markers Coordinator
[email protected]

402-525-4927

University of Nebraska Marker

Historic Marker Program

National Register of Historic Places Coordinator
Historic Markers Coordinator
[email protected]

402-525-4927

Red Cloud Marker

Historic Marker Equity Program

Autumn Langemeier
Historic Marker Equity Program Coordinator
[email protected]

402-416-7695

Dempster Sloan House

Historic Tax Incentive Programs

Historic Tax Incentive Coordinator
[email protected]
402-525-4927

Dempster Sloan House

Certified Local Governments / Outreach

Kelli Bacon
Certified Local Government Coordinator
Outreach Coordinator
[email protected]

402-540-5847

Dempster Sloan House

Preservation Archeology

John Swigart
Section 106 Archeology Review and Compliance Coordinator
Archeology Survey Coordinator
GIS & Site Search Coordinator
[email protected]

402-560-0574

Dempster Sloan House

Standing Structure Survey

Jade Mendoza
Standing Structure Survey Coordinator
[email protected]

402-429-7465

Dempster Sloan House

Standing Structure Review and Compliance

Betty Gillespie
Section 106 Standing Structure Review and Compliance Coordinator
State Building Review Coordinator
[email protected]

402-805-7392

Program Areas

National Register of Historic Places

National Register of Historic Places

Tax Incentives

Tax Incentives

Review & Compliance

Review & Compliance

Survey

Certified Local Governments

Certified Local Governments

Bricks and Mortar Roof Grant

Bricks and Mortar Roof Grant

Historic Preservation Blog Entries

Help Shape History

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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!

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Volunteers work with History Nebraska staff members to support our mission

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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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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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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.