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NSHS Foundation

Kinman-Oldfield Suite
128 N 13th Ste 1010
Lincoln, NE 68508


Join Us in Keeping Nebraska History Alive.

At the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation, we support the preservation, interpretation, and appreciation of Nebraska history. As a 501(c)(3) organization, we work directly with donors on their funding priorities in support of countless Nebraska State Historical Society (NSHS) programs, projects, and events. The Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation is especially grateful to those who have contributed to the NSHS through the Foundation throughout our sixty-eight year history.

July Events at the Nebraska History Museum

July 4th – Closed for Independence Day

Every Tuesday in July: Hour at the Museum- 10:00 am -11:00 am
FREE! Drop In!! Read a picture book, tour a related exhibit, enjoy coloring pages, activities & games.

Featured books and dates:
July 1st - “A Fourth of July on the Plains” written by Jean Van Leeuwen
July 8th - “How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis & Clark” written by R. Schanzer
July 15th – “Teddy’s Cattle Drive: A Story From History” written by Marc Simmons
July 22nd – “The Quilting Bee” written by Gail Gibbons
July 29th – “Dandelions” written by Eve Bunting

July 9th – Landmark Store Summer Sale - 20% Discount*
*20% Discount on most merchandise. Some exclusions apply, no other discounts apply.

July 17th – Brown Bag History Forum- 12 noon – 1:00 pm
“Thomas B. Hord of Central City: From the Open Range to the largest Livestock Feeder in the Country” Presentation by Historian Jim Potter.
Thomas Benton Hord got his start in the Wyoming range cattle business during the early 1880s. His journey from this modest beginning to being recognized as the nation’s largest livestock feeder and among Nebraska’s most successful entrepreneurs by the time of his death on December 24, 1910, was not always smooth. This presentation will introduce you to Hord’s fascinating story.

July/August Summer Kids Classes! All registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis so pre-register NOW!

  • Wed, July 9 – Villasur Hide Painting – 9:30-12:00 – Grades 1-8
  • Wed, July 9 – Nebraskans in World War II – 1:30-4:00 – Grades 4-8 (Note: if kids would like to attend both of these classes on July 9, they can bring a sack lunch and stay at the museum from 9:30-4:00 – supervision will be provided over the noon hour and a half)
  • Wed, July 16 – Victorian Embroidery – 9:30-12:00 – Grades K-12 (Note: this class will be held at the Kennard House, 1627 ‘H’ Street)
  • Thurs, July 17 – Block Party: Quilt Projects – Grades K-12
  • Thurs & Fri, July 31 & Aug 1 – Weather in Nebraska – 1:30-4:00 – Grades 6-8 * Five kids need to be registered by July 11 or this class will be cancelled.
  • Thurs, August 7 – A Day in the Life of a Native American Child – 9:00-4:30 – Grades K-12


Click on the link for registration form and class descriptions for details:


Nebraska History Museum
15th & P Streets, Lincoln
Hours: 9-4:30, Monday-Friday
1-4:30 Saturday-Sunday
Free admission
For questions about events and exhibits call 402-471-4782.