History Nebraska

Past Events

Free Family Fun Day: Polish Culture

  Learn about Polish culture, history, and traditions with our second Free Family Fun Day of the year! At this event you and your family will:  Enjoy ...

Exhibit Opening and Artist Talk

  Hear artist Jim Lommasson speak about his work in What We Carried: Lincoln, an exhibit that tells the story of the Yazidis in Lincoln, Nebraska

Noon Bites

  Hear Melissa Marsh, author of Nebraska POW Camps: A History of World War II Prisoners in the Heartland give historical context to the sailing ship made ...

Community Dialogue

Join in a community dialogue with Koang Doluony, founder of the Omaha Talons Academy and Seth Mock, founder and President of The Midwest Museum of African ...

Opening Reception for Looking Past Skin: Our Common Threads

Celebrate the opening of our latest exhibit, Looking Past Skin: Our Common Thread. This exhibit highlights the history of migration in Nebraska from pre-history to the ...

Free Family Fun Day

  Learn about Japanese culture through origami and calligraphy Listen to a music performance by Wataru Niimori at 3:00 p.m. in the Blackman ...

Brown Bag Lecture Series

  When you tour the State Capitol Building, you will see bronze busts of famous Nebraskans. These Nebraskans have been inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame, ...

Hour at the Museum

  Keep Christmas alive for one more day and join the Nebraska History Museum for a holiday-themed Hour at the Museum. Listen to a winter story set during World War ...

Noon Bites

  Case Threshing Machine Model Fred Fleming, member of the Camp Creek Threshers, will speak about the 1930's model threshing machine on view in Nebraska Unwrapped.

Brown Bag Lecture Series – The Plains Tribes & The Homestead Act

Bring your lunch to the Nebraska History Museum and discover more about our state's story.  This month, learn about the positive and negative changes brought to ...

Noon Bites

  Enjoy a Nebraska History story for 15 minutes over the noon hour! Hear the story of the Halligan Dollhouse built by a Nebraska carpenter during the Depression ...

Looking at Manifest Destiny

Join Nancy Gillis for an examination of "Manifest Destiny" and its impact on Nebraskans, both native and immigrant. The free public talk is offered in conjunction with ...
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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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.
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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.