31 Ways You Can Help!

1. Buy a membership to the NSHS as a gift for a friend or relative (or yourself!) for a birthday, an anniversary, a graduation, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, or whatever other special occasion you want to commemorate! ($40/year; $32/year for subscription only)


2. Like the Nebraska State Historical Society page on Facebook, and Share the most meaningful posts with your Facebook friends.
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3. Like the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation page on Facebook, and Share the most meaningful posts with your Facebook friends.
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4. Attend the NSHS Foundation’a annual meeting. In 2016, it’s going to be held in Lincoln on April 30th.
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5. Attend as many NSHS Foundation events throughout the state as you can.
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6. Share your copy of Nebraska History with a friend, relative or co-worker; encourage him or her to join the NSHS ($40/year; $32/year subscription only).
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7. Share your copy of the NSHS Foundation newsletter–Historical Connections–with a friend, relative, or co-worker; see if she or he might be interested in serving as a Foundation Trustee. If you’re not a Trustee, you can find this newsletter on nshsf.org (on the About Us menu) or call the Foundation office to request a paper copy.
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8. Share your copy of the NSHS newsletter–Nebraska History News–with a friend, then encourage him or her to join the NSHS ($40/year; $32/year subscription only).
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9. Suggest an interesting site for an event to the NSHS Foundation Executive Director. Broken_Bow,_Nebraska_bandstand_from_E


10. Encourage a friend or relative who lives near an upcoming NSHS Foundation event to attend.

11. Give as generously as you can to the year-end NSHS Foundation fundraising drive!

12. Give as generously as you can to the annual spring NSHS Foundation fundraising drive!

13. Donate an item or service to be sold at a silent auction for an NSHS Foundation event.
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14. Write an article for Historical Connections–the NSHS Foundation newsletter.
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15. Nominate a candidate to become an NSHS Foundation Trustee. This is normally done in the first few months of the year before the annual meeting but nominations are welcome year round.
16. Provide your email address to the NSHS Foundation so we can get in touch with you quickly and inexpensively.


17. Gather a group of friends, co-workers, and relatives to sponsor the videotaping of one of the monthly Brown Bag Lectures. ($500)
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18. Invite a group of friends over for an evening of viewing one of the Brown Bag Lectures available on YouTube; encourage them to watch more of these lectures on their own and to share them with their friends.

19. If you’re an NSHS Foundation Trustee, join one of the Foundation committees:  Annual Meeting; Development; Grant; Joint Fundraising; Nominating; Scholarship; and Special Events. If you’re not a Foundation Trustee, consider becoming one!

20. Make a donation to help purchase a Legacy Tile for Centennial Mall.


21. Read your NSHS Foundation newsletter–Historical Connections–cover to cover to keep yourself well-informed of Foundation activities and opportunities to help.

22. Share your NSHS/NSHSF involvement with your friends, relatives, neighbors, and co-workers to help encourage them to also get involved. This can be done in person, over the phone, via Facebook or email and even via Christmas letters.

23. Help finance one of the NSHS Foundation’s many Meet and Greet events throughout the state. There are many levels of sponsorship available for each event. Contributors at all levels will be listed in the event’s program.

24. Donate $50 to cover the round-trip cost of shipping two of the NSHS’s children’s history program trunks to a school outside the Lincoln area. There are eight of these trunks: Archaeology; Bison; Civil War; Czech Culture; Fur Trade; Pastimes & Playthings; and World War II (2 trunks). Just send a check to the NSHS Foundation, with a Memo of Trunk Fund.


25. Donate $30 to provide a copy of the book–The Men of the USS Arizona–to every high school in the hometowns of those 22 Nebraska soldiers and sailors entombed aboard the Arizona following the 12/07/1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Students from the 50 high schools in the hometowns of these 22 men are eligible to apply for the Foundation-administered Nebraskans of World War II Scholarship Fund’s annual award of up to five $1500 scholarships and four $250 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Awards. Just send a check to the NSHS Foundation, with a Memo of USS Arizona Book Fund.

26. Buy a raffle ticket at the NSHS Foundation Booth at the Cattlemen’s Ball, June 5th-6th, 2015, at the Redbird Ranch in Lynch, Nebraska. If you’re with friends or relatives, bring them by and introduce them!

27. Host a coffee for history fans in your town. An NSHS staff member could present a 15-20 minute talk on a topic of local interest. Such a get-together could result in new NSHS members and possibly even a new NSHS Foundation Trustee or two!


28. Buy gifts for a birthday, an anniversary, a graduation, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, or whatever other special occasion you want to commemorate from the NSHS Landmark Store Catalog. If you don’t have a catalog, you can find it on the nebraskahistory.org web site OR get a paper copy mailed to you by calling the store at 1-800-833-6747.
29. Assist the NSHS Foundation with identification of potential donors, at all levels of giving, for both unrestricted and specific projects. These potential donors do not have to be NSHS members!
30. Although the NSHS Foundation Board of Trustees meets only once a year, the President or Executive Director may call upon a Trustee to participate on committees or in other Foundation activities. If you’re a Trustee, do your best to say “yes” when you get such a call!
31. If you’ve read all 30 of the suggestions so far, you’ve probably got several ideas of your own by now! If so, give Leslie a call or send her an email to get started. And THANKS for supporting the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation’s work on behalf of the Nebraska State Historical Society!