About Us

The Nebraska State Historical Society publishes works that explore Nebraska history and culture, including:

  • Nebraska History Magazine (quarterly)
  • Nebraska History News - Sign up for free monthly email edition here!
  • Nebraska State Historical Society Books
  • NSHS Blog
  • Nebraska Timeline weekly newspaper column

Our readers range from professional historians to history buffs to curious people who simply find that learning about the past helps them better enjoy living and traveling here.

We all share a passion for well-crafted historical writing.


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Publication Division

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David Bristow, Associate Director
Publications Division

Nebraska State Historical Society Headquarters
P.O. Box 82554, 1500 "R" Street
Lincoln, NE 68501-2554

Information Services:
Looking for research help? Contact Library/Archives, the Museum, or Education. The Publications division is an editorial office; we don't have archival collections or reference staff here.

News and Events:
Follow the NSHS on Facebook for event news, cool historical photos, and fascinating stories from the NSHS blog. Members receive Nebraska History News, but anyone can read it online.

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Up to three $1,000 research grants support primary-source research and interpretive writing about the history and archeology of Nebraska each year.

  • Grant applications are due March 31.
  • Grants are awarded about May 1.
  • Projects must be completed within one year.

Read the 2017 call for applications, which includes project criteria, application guidelines, and tips for effective grant proposals.

View a list of previously funded projects.

Funding is provided by the Gladys Marie Lux Education Endowment and the Tom and Marilyn Allan Fund, both administered by the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation.

Yearly memberships start at $32

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