History Nebraska


Our Members Make History Happen

The work we do to discover, preserve, and share Nebraska’s history wouldn’t be possible without the support of History Nebraska members. A History Nebraska member takes their passion for history and community farther than most by taking action and directly supporting the world’s largest home for Nebraska history. As a values-based organization dedicated to the preservation and sharing of all Nebraska history, we appreciate the support of our members.

Being a member of History Nebraska allows people from across the world to discover Nebraska’s history. Be a part of history education and support History Nebraska!

In appreciation of your support, members enjoy the benefits listed below.

Household and Household+ members also receive the special benefit of participating in the Time Travelers program. This program gives Household and Household+ members reduced or free admission to museums nationwide. Click here to see a list of participating museums. For more information about the Time Travelers program, click here to learn more.

History Nebraska Memberships

Household Plus

Household Plus

Household gifts plus:

  • Four issues of the award-winning journal Nebraska History.




  • Free entry to all History Nebraska sites.
  • Early bird registration for History Nebraska programs.
  • Right to vote in History Nebraska Board of Trustees elections.
  • Monthly History Nebraska e-Newsletter to your email




Supporter gifts plus:

  • 10% discount at all History Nebraska stores.
  • Discounted educational programs.
  • Time Travelers' reciprocal program


Organization Subscription Only

Organization Subscription Only

A Subscription Only membership is available for organizations such as libraries or cultural organizations. Organizations with Subscription Only membership receive four issues of the award-winning journal Nebraska History.

$35/ year

We are currently experiencing intermittent issues with our payment processing. If you wish to purchase a membership or renew your current membership, please get in touch with our Membership Coordinator by email or call 402-471-3272.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does my membership last?

Twelve full months. You’ll receive a renewal notice prior to your membership expiring.

How long does it take to receive my membership card?
Typically two weeks after we receive your information.
What happens if I lose my membership card?

Contact our Membership Coordinator at 402-471-3272 or [email protected]. We will replace the card at no charge.

Can I give gift memberships?

Absolutely! History makes a great gift! Just let us know the recipient of your gift and we will notify them. Click here to get started.

Does my free entry to History Nebraska sites include anyone else?

The free site entry that History Nebraska members receive also includes the member’s family, spouse, and children..

What are the membership policies?

You can find our History Nebraska Membership Policies HERE.

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.
Explore Nebraska
Discover the real places and people of our past at these History Nebraska sites.

Upcoming Events

View our new and upcoming events to see how you can get involved.

Become a Member

The work we do to discover, preserve, and share Nebraska's history wouldn't be possible without the support of History Nebraska members.

History Nebraska Education

Learn more about the educational programs provided at our museums, sites, and online.

Education Digital Learning Resources

Find games, lists, and more to enhance your history education curriculum.

History Nebraska Programs

Learn more about the programs associated with History Nebraska.

Latest Hall of Fame Inductee

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

Listen to our Podcast

Listen to the articles and authors published in the Nebraska History Magazine with our new Nebraska History Podcast!

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.

History Nebraska Services

Digital Resources

Find all of our digital resources, files, videos, and more, all in one easy-to-search page!

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.