For generations, Chimney Rock has been one of Nebraska’s most prolific and well-known landmarks. First designated as a National Historic Site on August 9, 1956, the natural monument inspired pioneers during their travels centuries ago. From the 1840’s to the 1860’s, the landmark inspired many artists to document its grandeur, including the famous western landscape painter Albert Bierstadt.

Today, The Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation aims to protect the site for future generations. In November 2018, the Foundation purchased 360 acres of pasture situated between Chimney Rock’s spire and the Abbott Visitor Center. With this purchase, visitors will eventually be able to get closer to the great monument.

Now, the foundation needs your help in raising $1.7 million to expand and improve the Abbott Visitor Center.

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Thank you to our donors so far:

  • Acklie Foundation
  • Jackie Andersen
  • Jocelyn Baade
  • Laila Berre
  • William Blizek
  • Michael Cameron
  • Andrew Cano
  • Gwen Carson
  • Raymond Crossman and Stephanie Meyers
  • Harl and Kay Dalstrom
  • Gregory Davidson
  • M.J. and Courtney Davis
  • Dillon Foundation
  • Lonnie Dunbier
  • Doug and Wendy Elder
  • Eldon Ficke
  • Jane Fischer
  • Leonard and Ellen Fischman
  • Michael Furrow
  • Doug Ganz
  • Kurt Glather
  • Albert and Peggy Golden
  • Mary Jo Havlicek
  • Heuermann Foundation
  • Rick Hoffman
  • Richard Howe
  • Carol Jess
  • Kay Kimberly
  • Ted Kooser and Kathleen Rutledge
  • Nancy Kvols
  • Vidariy and Vera Levit
  • Jean Lewandowski
  • Barbara Long
  • Thomas and Kathleen Lorsbach
  • Martin Massengale
  • James Miller
  • Wes Moench
  • Oregon Trail Community Foundation
  • Mollie and Oliver Packard
  • Quivey-Bay State Foundation
  • Gary Ramig
  • Mary Reid
  • Terry and Phyllis Schulz
  • Robert Spitznagle and Linda Cox-Spitznagle
  • William and Katie Stevens
  • Sunderland Foundation
  • Kenneth VonBargen
  • Joseph and Virginia Wojtkiewicz
  • Belinda Wolverton
  • Terry Woodman