History Nebraska

Past Events

Brown Bag History Lecture Series, Nebraskeños: How Latino Generations Continue Building Belonging in ‘the Good Life’ State

This presentation by Lissette Aliaga-Linares and Thomas Sanchez will combine demography and history to analyze the different scenarios for community building among the ...

Hour at the Museum

  See a mounted ring-necked pheasant Learn facts about pheasants Enjoy coloring sheets of pheasants Do a pheasant word search See related items in the exhibits

2017 Celebration of Nebraska Books

The celebration, free and open to the public, features presentations of the Nebraska Center for the Book's 2017 Nebraska Book Awards, Mildred Bennett Award, and Jane ...

70’s Boogie Night

Join us for a 70's Boogie Night Live and In Color! Hear music by Gettin' Hipper Fun Bunch, enjoy food and drink, take a VIP tour of artifacts and partake in TV ...

Nebraska History Book Club

Every 4th Friday, join us at the Nebraska History Museum for our monthly Nebraska History Book Club. Everyone is welcome, whether you have read the book or not! Bring ...

Archeology of the Sand Hills and High Plains

  Celebrate Nebraska Archeology Month at the Knight Museum in Alliance! Nebraska State Historical Society Archeologist Rob Bozell will present an illustrated talk ...

Archeology of the Sand Hills and High Plains

  Celebrate Nebraska Archeology Month at the Custer County Historical Society and Museum! Nebraska State Historical Society Archeologist Rob Bozell will present an ...

First Friday

  View the new exhibit Don't Touch That Dial: Kalamity Kate and the Churley Puppets Join Leta Powell Drake and George Churley for stories and discussion at ...

Brown Bag Lecture Series

  Famous Nebraskans You've Never Heard Of Learn about the many Nebraskans who have contributed to our State's legacy, some who are famous outside our state but ...

Archeology at the Thomas P. Kennard House

  Meet an Archeologist from the Nebraska State Historical Society Participate in a live archeological dig at the Kennard House See artifacts excavated from the ...

History Bike Ride

Join us for a bike ride tour of Lincoln's 19th Century Homes. Meet at the Kennard House at 1627 H Street. Cost is $15, $10 for NSHS members. Refreshments included. Must ...

The Skidi Pawnee: People of the Stars

Chief Pat Leading Fox of the Pawnee Tribe of Oklahoma shares Skidi Pawnee creation stories and cosmology. In advance of the solar eclipse, learn more about the ...
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
Discover the real places and people of our past at these History Nebraska sites.

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.
Explore Nebraska
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.