History Nebraska

Past Events

Strategies for Post-Disaster Community Engagement Workshop

History Nebraska is collaborating with the Smithsonian and the University of Nebraska State Museum - Morrill Hall to help cultural heritage professionals in ...

Appliqué Block Workshop

Workshop attendees will be guided through the process of using personal imagery and the appliqué technique to create a quilt block. These samples will be taken home and ...

Crafting Culture Pop-Up Shop

These Pop-Up shops are opportunities for museum-goers to directly support the women who contributed to the Nebraska History Museum's Crafting Culture exhibit. The ...

Crafting Culture Exhibit Opening

Join us at the Nebraska History Museum for the grand opening of our new Crafting Culture exhibit! We're celebrating the exhibit's opening with some fun activities for ...

Make Your Own Painted Scarf Workshop

Led by Lincoln quilter and instructor Sheila Green, this event is an opportunity to create a personalized painted silk scarf. Following Green's direction, participants ...

Panel Discussion: Today’s Nebraska Women Entrepreneurs

Join us for a Panel discussion of Lincoln women who have launched their own businesses. Learn about the secrets of their success and the challenges they have ...

Black and White in Black and White: Images of Dignity, Hope, and Diversity in America

Join us at the Nebraska History Museum for a free event celebrating the opening of Black and White in Black and White: Images of Dignity, Hope, and Diversity ...

Brown Bag Lecture: Thomas Rogers Kimball, 2019 Nebraska Hall of Fame Inductee

Thomas Rogers Kimball, FAIA, is perhaps the most unsung contributor to the creation of Nebraska’s National Landmark State Capitol. Capitol Administrator, Robert C. ...

Sunday at The Rock: Women’s Lives on the Westward Trail

Join us at Chimney Rock for another installment in our 2019 Sunday Afternoons at The Rock series. Between 1812 and 1866, an estimated 500,000 people traveled on the ...

Sundays at The Rock: The Great Platte River Road

Join us at Chimney Rock for another installment in our 2019 Sunday Afternoons at The Rock series. The Platte’s broad gentle floodplain made it a natural route for wagons ...

Sundays at The Rock: Wee Granny, Mormon Handcart Pioneer

Join us at Chimney Rock for another installment in our 2019 Sunday Afternoons at The Rock series. At the age of 74, Mary Murray Murdoch (aka Wee Granny) started across ...

Sundays at The Rock: Feathered Friends

Join us at Chimney Rock for another installment in our 2019 Sunday Afternoons at The Rock series. Come along and discover our feathered friends of western Nebraska ...
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.

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.