History Nebraska

Past Events

WOMEN Public Opening

  Join the Nebraska History Museum as they celebrate the opening of a special traveling exhibit from National Geographic. WOMEN: A Century of ...

A Spaced-Out Day in History

The Nebraska History Museum and Lead Up invite you to join us on Thursday, August 11, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to celebrate NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope and ...

Farewell to Bison Exhibit

Send the Bison exhibit on a proper farewell as it roams out of Lincoln on May 14th. Bring your family and friends to see the exhibit, enjoy activities, snacks, and learn ...

BISON Exhibit- Opening Day

  Join us for an Opening Day celebration of the traveling exhibition “BISON” at The Nebraska History Museum on Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 9:00am to ...

Women’s Journey to Vote

  Saturday, December 11, 2021 please join us at the Nebraska History Museum for our Women's Journey to Vote event. 10:00am to 2:00pm with no registration required. ...

Nebraska Spirit Day

  Nebraska Spirit Day is a family event with all ages are welcome and no registration required. Just show up! It will be held at the Nebraska ...

An Evening with Lori Thomas

  History Nebraska and the History Nebraska Foundation invite you to join us for a special evening with artist Lori Thomas as she unveils her painting “Half of ...

2021 History Nebraska Annual Meeting

  Members of History Nebraska are invited to the 2021 Annual Meeting being held at the Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel in Omaha, NE. The event will include the ...

Kearney Tax Credit Victory Tour

  Tour and experience the newly rehabilitated Hibberd Block and in-progress rehabilitation project at Lowe & Fair Building in downtown Kearney, Thursday, ...

Pop Up Archives

  Meet History Nebraska Curators and Archivists and read pop-up factoids about interesting and unusual items from the archives. Get answers to questions like: ...

Pender Tax Credit Victory Tour

  Join us for a tour of the Palace Hotel and Annex, a project that used historic tax credits to help restore the building to its historic appearance and find new ...

Hartington Victory Tour

  Tour and experience the newly rehabilitated buildings at 107 North Broadway Avenue in downtown Hartington. This project used historic tax credits to help restore ...
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
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Upcoming Events

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

Latest Hall of Fame Inductee

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

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The work we do to discover, preserve, and share Nebraska's history wouldn't be possible without the support of History Nebraska members.
Nebraska Collections
History Nebraska's mission is to collect, preserve, and open our shared history to all Nebraskans.
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Discover the real places and people of our past at these History Nebraska sites.

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.
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.