History Nebraska

Past Events

Family Fun Day, “Tales from Wales”

Enjoy Welsh Folktales, Arts and Crafts, Tea & Cakes, and music by Ozark Soul. Presented by Nebraska History Museum and St. David's Welsh Society of ...

Brown Bag Lecture, “Beautiful Nebraska: Images of Our Land and People”

Presentation by Todd A. Williams, professional fine artist and formaer Master Artist at Hallmark and Day Springs Cards. The artist will explain the history within the ...

Noon History Bite: Boy Scout Canoe

"Boy Scout Canoe" presented by Richard Spencer, former Troop 4 Boy Scout and canoe builder. Enjoy meaningful Nebraska history stories for 15 minutes over the noon hour! ...

Public Opening, The Legacy of Nebraska—Paintings by Todd A. William

Public Opening, The Legacy of Nebraska—Paintings by Todd A. William, depicting historic, geographic, and figurative elements from each of the state’s 93 counties

Summer Kids’ Class – A Day in the Life of an 1867 Child

A Day in the Life of an 1867 Child

Summer Kids’ Classe – It’s Not Your Grandma’s [or Grandpa’s] Apron

It’s Not Your Grandma’s [or Grandpa’s] Apron

Summer Kids’ Class: Native American Art

Native American Art Register Today!

Hour at the Museum Story Hour

A Prairie Boy’s Summer by William Kurelik

Nebraska History Book Club

Take All to Nebraska by Sophus Keith Winther, part of a trilogy about immigrants to our state, published by University of Nebraska Press.

Hour at the Museum story hour

Cowboys by Marie and Douglas Gorsline

Hour at the Museum Story Hour

The Mud Pony: Traditional Skidi Pawnee Tale retold by Caron Cohen

Free Family Fun Day

Celebrate Nebraska Wildflowers with a Free Family Fun Day at the Nebraska History Museum.  Learn about Nebraska Wildflowers Create paper flowers Make a paper ...
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

View our new and upcoming events to see how you can get involved.

Become a Member

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.