History Nebraska

Past Events

Hour at the Museum Story Hour

This is the Bird by George Shannon

Noon Bites

Jim Atkins, member of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War will speak about Victor Vifquain, the first Nebraskan to receive a Medal of Honor for his service ...

African American History Bike Ride

  Join the Nebraska History Museum, the State Historic Preservation Office, the Malone Center and the Great Plains Trails Network on a bike tour with city Historic ...

Hour at the Museum Story Hour

Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault

Nebraska History Book Club, Eleanor and Park

The featured book will be Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. Join the discussion!

Free Family Fun Day

Celebrate National Train Day with the Nebraska State Historical Society and Lincoln Area Railway Historical Society. Enjoy trains in the museum lobby, go on a train ...

Asian Heritage Celebration

Celebrate Asian & Pacific Islander American Heritage Month featuring Untold Migrant Stories: student produced multimedia journalism, a project of Fly Over ...

Noon Bites

Rosie McGuire will speak about her father Robert Stander and his experience working as a blind man at the Mead Ordinance Plant. The plant produced more than 2.8 million ...

Free Family Fun Day

Join us as we celebrate the 47th year of Earth Day. Art making activities, scavenger hunts and ecological fun facts are in store. 

Nebraska History Book Club, Hector’s Bliss

The featured book will be Hector’s Bliss by Dennis Vossberg.  Please note, this is the 3rd Friday because the Museum is closed for Arbor Day which is on ...

First Friday

Rebecca Cashman, Objects Conservator with the Gerald Ford Conservation Center will present: “Saving Face: The Conservation Treatment of the Doane Powell Mask Collection.” 

Noon Bites

Eight-time Paralympic medalist Cheri Becerra-Madsen of the Omaha tribe will speak about her life and achievements in competitive wheelchair racing including her ...
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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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.

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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.