The Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation is publishing a new book!

We need your help to publish this addition to the state’s written heritage. The Foundation raises money in support of the cause of Nebraska history from individuals and organizations across the state and beyond, who value Nebraska’s unique heritage and wish to play a personal role in assuring that heritage is accessible to future generations. This new book will capture an aspect of that history never before recorded!

From establishing the territory in 1854 to celebrating our state’s centennial in 1967, Nebraskans united to mark their history. Scattered across our state are more than 250 monuments, markers, statues, and plaques to the exploration, the cultures and their conflicts, the settlement, and the organization of Nebraska. They are found in our cities and along our highways and country roads, but also in our forests, our fields, and our hills. They mark history where it happened.

The Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation is working with Nebraska Book Award-winning author Jeff Barnes to produce Cut in Stone, Cast in Bronze: Nebraska’s Historical Markers and Monuments, the first book to feature these touchstones from the past. Besides the history of each monument and how they came to be, the location and GPS coordinates of each are included to allow the reader site visits of his own.

All donation amounts are accepted for this book. Your donation of $75 or more will see your name listed in this keepsake book among the friends of Nebraska history!




Reserve Your Copy Today

This richly illustrated keepsake book is of limited quantity, however, and will likely sell out swiftly. You can guarantee a copy for yourself and family and friends by pre-ordering from the Foundation. And with your advance order, Jeff Barnes will autograph and personalize your copy!


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Cut in Stone, Cast in Bronze: Nebraska's Historical Markers & Monuments