History Nebraska

Past Events

Votes For Women: Nebraska’s Suffrage Story Exhibit Opening

100 years ago, Nebraska was one of the first states to ratify the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote in the United States. However, the struggle for ...

Grace Crandall Richardson: Nebraska’s Persistent Suffragist

Dr. Amy Forss, chair of the History Department and Social Science co-representative at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, will unpack Grace Crandall Richardson's ...

Brown Bag Lecture: When We Went to the Moon

"The Eagle Has Landed" With those words, humankind had set foot on another astronomical body, forever free of the boundaries of our terrestrial world. On that July ...

History Nebraska Goes to the Moon

Join us July 20 from 1 to 4 pm at the Nebraska History Museum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission! There will be a moon rock scavenger hunt, ...

Nebraska Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Join us June 25 at the Nebraska State Capitol to celebrate the induction of Thomas Rogers Kimball into the Nebraska Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place ...

Take Our Picture: Sod House Portraits by Solomon Butcher

Join us at the Nebraska History Museum for a free event celebrating the opening of Take Our Picture: Sod House Portraits by Solomon Butcher, our new exhibit ...

Brown Bag Lecture: Ho for Lincoln! The Promises and Perils of Black Mobility in the Great Plains

African American migration to the Great Plains during the nineteenth century transformed the social, political, economic, and cultural landscape of the American West. ...

Brown Bag Lecture – Louise Vinciquerra: Nebraska’s Bootlegger Queen

If you like strong, independent women, booze, fast cars, and gunfights, this talk is for you. If you don't, you'll probably be bored. Join Kylie Kinley for an in-depth ...

Pan Asian History and Heritage Celebration

Join us at the Nebraska History Museum for our third annual Pan Asian History and Heritage Celebration! This is a free event and will feature a performance by The ...

School’s Out!

The Nebraska History Museum invites Lincoln families to join us for a day of families, photography, and more while Lincoln Public Schools are not in session April ...

Historic Bike Tour of John Johnson’s Lincoln

Join us for our first History Bike Tour of the year! We're celebrating our exhibit featuring John Johnson's historic photographs of Lincoln with a tour of the city his ...

Brown Bag Lecture — John Johnson: Artist of Black & White

Lincoln native John Johnson (1879-1953) was a prolific and talented photographer who created a beautiful and unique pictorial record of his hometown. He especially ...
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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