History Nebraska

Past Events

History Noon Bites – Racing in Nebraska

Join History Nebraska Photography Curator Karen Keehr as she takes you through a brief history of the state’s stock car racing in “Start Your Engines,” now on view. 

Dia de los Muertos

Experience the excitement and discover the meaning of El Dia de los Muertos, (the Day of the Dead) in downtown Lincoln. The 2018 Latin American holiday will be ...

Free Family Fun Day: Let’s Learn About Elections!

Join us at the Nebraska History Museum to learn about democracy and elections at our October Free Family Fun Day! Kid-friendly activities include: Designing their own ...

Night at the Archives / Annual Members Meeting

Most of our collections sit outside of public view in special storage spaces. On October 25, we're throwing open the doors for a series of archives tours. Go behind the ...

Pedal to Pioneers Park

Register Now Due to the chance for snow on October 14th, we have rescheduled the bike tour for October 28th. Grab your bike and your helmet, it's time for another ...

Archeology Open House

Illustrated talks will present the findings of recent archeological work conducted in Sioux County and the Sand Hills. Meet with History Nebraska archeologists and bring ...

Fort Robinson Free Family Fun Day

Join us at the Fort Robinson Veterinary Hospital for another free day of archeological family fun with History Nebraska! Meet one of our professional archeologists, ...

Red Cloud Agency Community Dig

Register Now Uncover history at Red Cloud Agency with our History Nebraska archeologists! Join us for a weekend community dig to help uncover the history of this ...

Sessions with the Senator

Senator George W. Norris made an impact on both Nebraska and the United States that is still felt today.  This weekend the Norris House presents Sessions with the ...

Start Your Engines Street Party

Join us at the Nebraska History Museum for a free street party celebrating the opening of our Start Your Engines exhibit! We'll be closing down the street outside the ...

Sessions with the Senator

Senator George W. Norris made an impact on both Nebraska and the United States that is still felt today.  This weekend the Norris House presents Sessions with the ...

Noon Bites — The Kregel Windmill

Currently on exhibit at the Nebraska History Museum, the Kregel Windmill was designed and built in Nebraska. Learn about the Nebraskan inventors, artists, and ...
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
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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.