History Nebraska

Past Events

Brown Bag Learning Series: Solomon Butcher’s History Scheme

Explore Solomon Butcher’s photographs with UNL professor LuAnn Wandsnider as she explains Butcher’s narrative of “Western push and energy” through family ...

Celebrating Nebraska’s Black Leaders

We know Martin Luther King Jr. was a national leader, but he was also an experienced community leader working with community leaders across the nation. Who were ...

Community Book Club: The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

Join the Women’s Foundation of Lincoln and Lancaster County, Lincoln City Libraries and History Nebraska for a community discussion of the page-turning book The Woman’s ...

School’s Out! National Fruitcake Toss Day and other odd Nebraska celebrations

The Nebraska History Museum invites Lincoln families to join us for a day of bringing history to life while Lincoln Public Schools has a day out of session! Join us on ...

Brown Bag: Nebraska’s Suffragist Journalists: Clara Bewick Colby and Rheta Childe Dorr

Join us January 16 as we learn about two Nebraskans, Clara Bewick Colby and Rheta Childe Dorr, who became the nation’s most important suffragist ...

Brown Bag Learning Series: Major: A Soldier dog

Did you know Fort Robinson in western Nebraska housed the most important WWII Dogs for Defense training program in the United States?  Hear the true story of a boy ...

Kennard House Holiday Open House

  Join us on December 8th as we step back in time and explore one of the oldest remaining buildings in Lincoln! We've decorated the 150-year-old Kennard house ...

Brown Bag Learning Series: 24th & Glory

  Join us at the Nebraska History Museum at noon on November 21st for a fascinating installment of our Brown Bag Learning Series. Hear about the lives of Omaha's ...

Howard County Historic Buildings Survey Public Meeting

  History Nebraska's State Historic Preservation Office (NeSHPO) is conducting a historic building survey in Howard County. The survey will locate and ...

Fillmore County Historic Buildings Survey Public Meeting

  History Nebraska's State Historic Preservation Office (NeSHPO) is conducting a historic building survey in Fillmore County. The survey will locate and record ...

Garfield County Historic Buildings Survey Public Meeting

  History Nebraska's State Historic Preservation Office (NeSHPO) is conducting a historic building survey in Garfield County. The survey will locate ...

Furnas County Historic Buildings Survey Public Meeting

  History Nebraska's State Historic Preservation Office (NeSHPO) is conducting a historic building survey in Furas County. The survey will locate and record ...
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.