Nebraska’s historical markers are memos to the future. More than 500 markers are scattered across our state, chronicling for travelers and generations-to-come the stories of the people, places, and events that made Nebraska.
Although meant to be permanent, the markers are worn down by weather, hit and damaged by vehicles, and defaced by vandals. The Nebraska State Historical Society maintains the markers, but state funds are not always available to fix them.
You can help sustain these links to our past by donating to the Nebraska Marker Project. Your contribution finances the repair, repainting and – when necessary – the recasting of damaged markers.
The Nebraska Marker Project helps prepare the way for the state’s 150th anniversary celebration. Our shared heritage and history will be in the spotlight, and the goal is to repair or replace nearly 100 damaged markers before Nebraska’s statehood celebration in 2017.