History Nebraska

Past Events

Historical Games Olympics

  Test your skills and participate in the Historical Games Olympics! Challenge yourself in any or all of the historical games we will have set up! The event is ...

Chimney Rock Museum Reopening

  Join us for a special celebration of the reopening of the Chimney Rock Museum Saturday, July 17. Enjoy refreshments in the morning with a special ribbon cutting ...

History Café-Celebrating Pride Month

  Special FREE Live Event! Celebrate Pride Month and help us kick off Lincoln’s Star City Pride Festival with live music; LBGTQIA+ history and activism through ...

History Café-Celebrating Asian Cultural Heritage and History

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month with: -A presentation on the history of Nebraska's Japanese immigrants by Vickie Sakurada Schaepler. - A ...

Walking Malone History: The Visible and the Invisible

  Join History Nebraska, Ed Zimmer and members of the community for a walk through Lincoln’s Malone neighborhood. Meet at the Historical Plaques in Trago Park and ...

Designing the Nebraska Affordable House

  Affordable housing is a big theme in Nebraska history. From the efficient design of Native earth lodges, to sod houses and the Homestead Act, Great ...

History Café – Jazz Tunes and Poetry Groove

  Learn about the history of jazz and delight your ears with jazz tunes and poetry lyrics at the April History Café. UNL Associate Professor of Trumpet and Jazz ...

History Cafe Women for Social Change

Guest speakers: Lynn Roper; Kat Lopez Moderator City Councilwoman Sandra Washington Learn how Nebraska women fought to obtain equal voting rights one hundred years ago ...

Virtual Homeschool Wednesday May 5th

  History Nebraska is back with Homeschool Wednesdays. In our new, virtual format we can take you across the state to visit all our historic sites in addition to ...

Virtual Homeschool Wednesday April 7th

  History Nebraska is back with Homeschool Wednesdays. In our new, virtual format we can take you across the state to visit all our historic sites in addition to ...

Virtual Homeschool Wednesday March 3rd

  History Nebraska is back with Homeschool Wednesdays. In our new, virtual format we can take you across the state to visit all our historic sites in addition to ...

Virtual Homeschool Wednesday Feb 3rd

  This event has ended. History Nebraska is back with Homeschool Wednesdays. In our new, virtual format we can take you across the state to visit all our historic ...
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.

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.
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.