The Nebraska State Historical Society: The State’s Official Storyteller
The Nebraska State Historical Society, an agency of the State of Nebraska, collects, preserves, and opens to all, the histories we share. To fulfill this mission, the Nebraska State Historical Society (NSHS) operates a state-wide network of history facilities, from Fort Robinson in Crawford to the Gerald Ford Conservation Center in Omaha. By connecting Nebraskans to important stories from our past, the Society works to build collective understanding and a better future for all.
As Nebraska prepares to celebrate 150 years of statehood, NSHS is focused on three initiatives to increase its future impact. In partnership with the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation (NSHSF), NSHS seeks significant private investment in two of its facilities:
• New exhibits and a history learning center in the newly renovated Nebraska History Museum, Lincoln
• An expanded visitor center and interpretive experiences at the Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Bayard
NSHS also seeks to establish an educational services endowment that will support lifelong learning and awaken historical curiosity for all ages, around the state and around the globe.