The Nebraska Hall of Fame was established in 1961 to officially recognize prominent Nebraskans. The Hall of Fame honors people who were born in Nebraska, who gained prominence while living in Nebraska, or whose residence in Nebraska was an important influence on their lives and contributed to their greatness. Busts of Hall of Fame members are displayed in the state capitol and other commission-approved locations.
The Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission, which has members appointed by the governor, names people to the Hall of Fame. Until 1996, the commission names one person every two years, with some occasional exceptions. Due to legislation passed in 1998, no more than one person can be added to the Hall of Fame every five years. That same legislation also requires that a person cannot be considered for the Hall of Fame until at least 35 years after their death.
For more information on the Nebraska Hall of Fame, please contact Jill Dolberg, Interim Director of History Nebraska and Secretary of the Nebraska Hall of Fame.
Nebraska Hall of Fame News
Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission Meeting for Final Selection – September 12, 2022
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In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, the Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission will meet virtually to conduct business for the selection of a nominee into the Nebraska Hall of Fame and a public location is provided at Nebraska History Museum, Gilmore Room, 131 Centennial Mall N, Lincoln, NE 68508 on Monday, September 12 at 2:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. An Agenda is available during normal business hours by calling (402) 471-6661.
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Hall of Fame Commission Minutes
Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission Meeting Minutes, September 6, 2019
Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission Meeting Minutes, February 23, 2021
Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission Meeting Minutes, January 28, 2022
Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission Meeting Minutes, March 11, 2022
Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission Meeting Minutes, May 3, 2022
Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission Meeting Minutes July 18, 2022
Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission Meeting Minutes July 20, 2022
Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission Meeting Minutes July 25, 2022
Nebraska Hall of Fame Members
John J. Pershing
Edward J. Flanagan
William Jennings Bryan
William Frederick Cody
Bess Streeter Aldrich
J. Sterling Morton
John Gneisenau Neihardt
Robert W. Furnas
Susette LaFlesche Tibbles
Gilbert M. Hitchcock
Hartley Burr Alexander
Dwight Palmer Griswold
Arthur Weimar Thompson
Nathan J. Gold
Charles E. Bessey
Alvin Saunders Johnson
Nebraska Medal of Honor Recipients
Thomas R. Kimball