History Nebraska

Past Events

Piecing Together The Past Exhibit Opening

  Join us at the Nebraska History Museum on November 22nd for a free event celebrating the opening of Piecing Together The Past: Exploring 13,000 ...

Dia de los Muertos 2019

Experience the excitement and discover the meaning of El Dia de los Muertos, (the Day of the Dead) in downtown Lincoln! This year, Lincoln's celebration will include ...

Night At The Archives 2019

Most of our collections sit outside of public view in special storage spaces. On October 10, we're throwing open the doors for a series of archives tours. Go behind the ...

Ask a Curator Day

What is one question you've always wanted to ask a curator? Well good news, here's your chance to ask! We're participating in Ask A Curator Day September 18th and we ...

Brown Bag Lecture: Beyond Lincoln: A History of Nebraska Hauntings

  In this month's Brown Bag Lecture, Lincoln native Tayden Bundy will highlight the historical origins of ghost stories retold in Nebraska as featured in his new ...

Archeology Free Family Fun Day

  Join us September 29 at the Chimney Rock Visitor Center for an afternoon of archeology-themed fun for the whole family! The afternoon's activities will ...

Archeology Lectures & Artifact Identification

Join us at Chimney Rock at 6 pm on September 28 for a free evening of lectures and artifact identification at the Chimney Rock Visitor Center.  Our own Nolan ...

Courthouse Rock Community Dig

Uncover history at Courthouse Rock with our History Nebraska archeologists! Join us for a weekend community dig to meet new people, learn archeological techniques, ...

How Do Archeologists Know Where to Dig?

"How do you know how old that is?" "Which tribe lived here?" "How much is this stuff worth?" "Can you keep it?" "Do you ever find dead people?" Join Rob ...

Votes for Women Free Family Fun Day

Join us on August 24th to celebrate our new exhibit with a Free Family Fun Day! We've got a bunch of fun activities the whole family can enjoy, including: Find Your ...

Cavalry Demonstration

Join us from August 15-17 as we welcome Fort Riley's Commanding General Mounted Color Guard back to Fort Robinson! The group will perform demonstrations involving ...

Bayard Pioneer Days at Chimney Rock

  Join us at the Chimney Rock Visitor Center to for some fun events as part of the annual Bayard Pioneer Days! Admission is free and the programming is listed ...
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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The Nebraska Hall of Fame was established in 1961 to officially recognize prominent Nebraskans.

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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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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.