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Five Ways to Experience Nebraska History

Feel the awe and curiosity the pioneers experienced when they saw the most famous landmark on the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails.

Chimney Rock was a beacon of hope for a generation of cross-country migrants, telling them that they were on the right path and giving them the strength of will needed to push on to their destination. It's still standing today, a stone monument to an undertaking that shaped the future of both Nebraska and the United States.

Fort Robinson is one of the great historic places of the American West. Its stretches back to 1868 and touches on many different eras of Nebraska and United States history. Now, the building that once served as the post's headquarters tells the many stories from the fort's complex past.

Many lives intersected with Fort Robinson. Native Americans, African-American Buffalo Soldiers, German POWs, and even the World War II-era K-9 Corps. Visit today and uncover that history yourself.

Nebraska has been a state for 150 years, but the history of our home stretches back 12,000 years. The Nebraska History Museum, located in downtown Lincoln, is the best place to discover the history of our state.

Many peoples and cultures have made Nebraska their home. History Nebraska's vast collections allow the museum to tell all sorts of amazing stories from our state's rich past. Plan your visit by looking at a list of current exhibits on display.

 

With over 500 markers scattered across the state, The Nebraska Historical Marker program is your roadmap to our state's history! Find your local marker with the Explore Nebraska History app.

Discover a new historical marker every Monday with the Marker Monday series on our blog.

Accessing our shared history has been too hard for too long. Nebraska has so many fascinating stories to tell and we're bringing them directly to the people.

 

 

 

 

Find your own fascinating Nebraska stories by searching History Nebraska's collections.

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