Semiquincentennial Commission

Who We Are

The Semiquincentennial Commission was created by the Nebraska Legislature through LB 275 in 2021, and consists of seventeen members, including the Director and CEO of History Nebraska. The purpose of this commission is to develop programs and plans for the official observance of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States. The commission will work with the United States Semiquincentennial Commission and other agencies and organizations to execute commemorative events and implement educational activities, events, and celebrations related to the 250th anniversary.

Upcoming Meetings

In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, the Semiquincentennial Commission will meet virtually and
in person to conduct business at Nebraska History Museum, Gilmore Room, 131 Centennial Mall N,
Lincoln, NE 68508 on Thursday, December 1 at 12:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. An Agenda is available
during normal business hours by calling (402) 471-6661.

Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/nkm-mbpt-iyo
Or dial: (US) +1 828-610-5796 PIN: 264 707 939#

Past Minutes

2022

Help Shape History

Become a Member

Being a member is the easiest way to be involved in our mission to preserve and share our state's rich history. Find out how!

Volunteer

Volunteers work with History Nebraska staff members to support our mission

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Interested in joining the History Nebraska team? Keep an eye on job listings!
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

View our new and upcoming events to see how you can get involved.

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.