History Nebraska

Past Events

Susette and Susan La Flesche: Two Sisters Who Helped Change the Face of Native America

  One crusaded tirelessly for Native American citizenship rights. The other became America's first Native doctor. Whether translating at Chief Standing Bear's ...

Brown Bag Lecture: Can Fiction Teach Facts?

  Armed with a Master of Historical Studies degree from Nebraska Wesleyan, award-winning Nebraska author Stephanie Grace Whitson's career spans over two decades ...

Sunday at the Neihardt Center: Churches and Schools in Rural Communities

  Sociologist Dr. Paul Campbell will discuss how the roles of individual school districts and parish churches change as rural small towns either diminish or ...

Nebraska History Bike Tour

  Register online now! Put on your helmet and join us for a bike tour of The Bottoms in Lincoln. Discover the unique homes, shops, and churches of the area's ...

Hour at the Museum

  School is out this week, so what better time to go beyond the textbook and learn about some history? The Nebraska History Museum is offering a special hour-long ...

Noon History Bites

  Molly McPherson, UNL Ph.D. candidate and lecturer in the Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design program, will present an informative talk about textiles, ...

Digital Preservation Assessment Workshop

  Calling all representatives from libraries, archives, museums, and area cultural heritage institutions! The Nebraska History Museum will be hosting a workshop ...

The Plains Tribes and the Homestead Act

  Many tribes inhabited the immensity of The Great Plains, interacting with their environment, neighboring tribes, and European explorers and trappers for ...

How Geography Helps Us Understand Disasters and Epidemics

  Epidemics and calamity have affected human history in myriad ways: demographically, culturally, politically, financially, and biologically. Humans have never ...

Introduction to Genealogy

  Have you ever wondered how to find out more about your family’s history? Floyd Smith, Director of the West Nebraska Family Research & History Center, will ...

The Mormon Trail and What it Means Today

  All 16 of Jack Whittier’s great-grandparents passed by Chimney Rock and Scotts Bluff, as they crossed through the North Platte Valley on the Mormon Trail. ...

Can We Take the Elevator to the Top?

  Chimney Rock is a very common name for landmarks. While we like to think of ours as the most famous, there are a LOT of Chimney Rocks around the country. Some of ...
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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Latest Hall of Fame Inductee

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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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.
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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.