Nebraska State Historical Society
The Nebraska State Historical Society is a Nebraska
Nebraska is a state on the Great Plains of the Midwestern United States. The state's capital is Lincoln and its largest city is Omaha, on the Missouri River....

 state agency, founded in 1878 to "encourage historical research and inquiry, spread historical information ... and to embrace alike aboriginal and modern history." It was designated a state institution in 1883, and upgraded to a state agency in 1994.

The agency's mission statement is: "[to] collect, preserve, and open to all, the histories we share."

Facilities and operations of the society include:
  • Nebraska State Historical Society Headquarters – Lincoln
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    The City of Lincoln is the capital and the second-most populous city of the US state of Nebraska. Lincoln is also the county seat of Lancaster County and the home of the University of Nebraska. Lincoln's 2010 Census population was 258,379....

    , located on the campus of University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a public research university located in the city of Lincoln in the U.S. state of Nebraska...

    . The Society's headquarters features a library and archives, and administration and the research and publications operations of the Society.

  • Chimney Rock National Historic Site
    Chimney Rock National Historic Site
    Chimney Rock is a prominent geological rock formation in Morrill County in western Nebraska. Rising nearly 300 feet above the surrounding North Platte River valley, the peak of Chimney Rock is above sea level. During the middle 19th century it served as a landmark along the Oregon Trail, the...

     – near Bayard
    Bayard, Nebraska
    Bayard is a city in Morrill County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,247 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Bayard is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , all of it land....

  • Fort Robinson Museum
    Fort Robinson
    Fort Robinson is a former U.S. Army fort and a present-day state park. Located in the Pine Ridge region of northwest Nebraska, it is west of Crawford on U.S. Route 20.- History :...

     – Crawford
    Crawford, Nebraska
    Crawford is a city in Dawes County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 997 at the 2010 census. It was incorporated in 1886 and was named for the late Captain Emmet Crawford who had previously been stationed at nearby Fort Robinson.-Geography:...

  • Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center
    Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens
    The Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens in Omaha, Nebraska marks the location of the house at 3202 Woolworth Avenue where U.S. President Gerald R. Ford lived for a couple of weeks after his birth in July 1913...

     – Omaha
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, United States, and is the county seat of Douglas County. It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 20 miles north of the mouth of the Platte River...

  • John G. Neihardt
    John Neihardt
    Johnathan Gneisenau Neihardt was an American author of poetry and prose, an amateur historian and ethnographer, and a philosopher of the Great Plains...

     State Historic Site – Bancroft
    Bancroft, Nebraska
    Bancroft is a village in Cuming County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 520 at the 2000 census.John Neihardt, who later became Nebraska's poet laureate, lived in Bancroft for twenty years and wrote many of his works there. His study is preserved at the John G...

  • Museum of Nebraska History – Lincoln
  • Neligh Mill State Historic Site – Neligh
    Neligh, Nebraska
    Neligh is a city in Antelope County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,651 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Antelope County. The city's name is pronounced .-History:...

  • Senator George Norris State Historic Site
    George W. Norris House
    Senator George William Norris House, also known as George W. Norris House, is a house built in 1899 in McCook, Nebraska. It was a home of U.S. Senator George W...

     – McCook
    McCook, Nebraska
    McCook is a city in Red Willow County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 7,994 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Red Willow County...

  • Thomas P. Kennard House, Nebraska Statehood Memorial – Lincoln
  • Willa Cather
    Willa Cather
    Willa Seibert Cather was an American author who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, in works such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and The Song of the Lark. In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours , a novel set during World War I...

     State Historic Site – Red Cloud
    Red Cloud, Nebraska
    Red Cloud is a city in and the county seat of Webster County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,131 at the 2000 census.-History:The region of present-day Red Cloud was intermittently occupied and used as hunting grounds by the Pawnees until 1833. In that year, a treaty was signed in...

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