Nebraska State Historical Society
The Nebraska State Historical Society is a Nebraska state agency, founded in 1878 to "encourage historical research and inquiry, spread historical information ... and to embrace alike aboriginal and modern history." It was designated a state institution in 1883, and upgraded to a state agency in 1994.
The agency's mission statement is: "[to] collect, preserve, and open to all, the histories we share."
Facilities and operations of the society include:
- Nebraska State Historical Society Headquarters – Lincoln, located on the campus of University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The Society's headquarters features a library and archives, and administration and the research and publications operations of the Society.
- Chimney Rock National Historic Site – near Bayard
- Fort Robinson Museum – Crawford
- Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center – Omaha
- John G. Neihardt State Historic Site – Bancroft
- Museum of Nebraska History – Lincoln
- Neligh Mill State Historic Site – Neligh
- Senator George Norris State Historic Site – McCook
- Thomas P. Kennard House, Nebraska Statehood Memorial – Lincoln
- Willa Cather State Historic Site – Red Cloud
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