Nebraska State Historical Society

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The Nebraska State Historical Society headquarters building.
Historical marker outside the Nebraska State Historical Society building.

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.

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