The Nebraska History Museum is now open!
"Nebraska Unwrapped: Selections from the Collections"--a wide range of materials the NSHS holds in trust for the people of the state, most of which have been "under wraps" during the renovation. Artifacts range from a 1000-year-old hoe made from a bison scapula and ancient corn kernels to the grasshopper plow that helped settlers break the sod in the 1870s. Noted Ponca Chief Standing Bear’s head ornament, the sewing box given to former slave Ruth Cox by Frederick Douglass, First Lady Maxine Morrison’s “Mad Men”-era inaugural gown, and the hood worn by a Nebraska Ku Klux Klansman connect visitors to the stories of Nebraskans both notable and notorious.
"American Dreams in the Cold War: Photos by Barbara and Ralph Fox" Mid-century moments including news, commercial, and personal images by husband/wife team from 1950s-60s.
The Strange and Wonderful masks of Doane Powell
On display from October 11th, 2016- July 9th, 2017
The Legacy of Nebraska by Todd A. Williams
Archive of Previous Exhibits
More Virtual Exhibits on NSHS website