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: " 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.