History Nebraska

Past Events

Afternoon at the Archives and Annual Meeting

  Most of our collections sit outside public view. On October 16th, we're throwing open the doors and inviting you to join us for an Afternoon in the ...

Virtual Dia de los Muertos 2020

  Click to RSVP   On November 1st experience the excitement and discover the meaning of El Dia de los Muertos, (the Day of the Dead), virtually. The 2020 ...

*SOLD OUT* Unladylike 2020: Nebraska Trailblazers and their National Counterparts

  ****SOLD OUT**** Due to the directed health measure, we have sold out of the limited space for the event.  The year 2020 is the 100th anniversary of ...

Life of an Artifact: From Dirt to Cabinet

History Nebraska is excited to work with Morrill Hall and its monthly Science Café program to you in a virtual format! Artifacts tell us a great deal about the history ...

Pedaling Suffrage: Along the Path of Women Activists

Join us on August 9 for a bike tour through Lincoln's history! We're celebrating our Votes For Women exhibit with a bike tour featuring the history of Lincoln's women ...

Time Machine of Fun – World War 2

Step into the Nebraska History Museum's Time Machine and travel back in time via fun activities to find out how Nebraska kids have been having fun for the past 100 ...

Time Machine of Fun – The Jazz Age

Step into the Nebraska History Museum's Time Machine and travel back in time via fun activities to find out how Nebraska kids have been having fun for the past 100 ...

Mad Science at the Museum – Eureka!

Have your kids ever dreamed of being an inventor? Well now they'll get a chance to have their own eureka! moment while learning about famous Nebraskan inventors. The ...

Mad Science at the Museum: It’s Electric!

Where would we be without electricity in Nebraska? We’ll show you all about how the circuits that run electricity have powered our state throughout history. The ...

Mad Science at the Museum: Kitchen Science

Did you know that cooking is a type of science? Of course, it is! Come see how early settlers and travelers in Nebraska used kitchen science to keep themselves ...

Mad Science at the Museum: Physical and Chemical Transformations

What’s the difference between a chemical and a physical change? Create exciting reactions and explore artifacts to learn how these two types of transformations have ...

Nebraskans, Their Dogs, and World War II

Did you know that nearly 5000 dogs were trained in the Dogs for Defense program at Fort Robinson during World War 2? Join us from 1 to 4pm on February 15th as we ...
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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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.