An initiative to collect new oral histories of Nebraskans through a variety of ditital platforms including YouTube, SoundCloud, Facebook, and Twitter.
A program to provide free books about Willa Cather and Chief Standing Bear to Nebraska high school and elementary students with accompanying curriculum.
A web-based fitness challenge program (with accompanying mobile app) that will challenge Nebraskans to walk, run, bike, or swim 150 miles or more in 2017.
An initiative to spark teams of volunteers to engage in 150 hours or more of service in 2017 and track their progress through a web-based program.
A program to provide workbooks developed by Wayne State College Professor Dr. Randy Bertolas and curriculum that highlight fun information about the state and our citizens for every fourth grader in Nebraska.
An initiative to digitize, transcribe, and index aging oral histories at the Nebraska State Historical Society in jeopardy of being lost to time and decay. The project will also involve collecting new stories of Nebraskans from all walks of life, generations and experiences for future generations.
A large-scale tribute to Nebraska’s history and culture featuring a parade, light show, fireworks, music, art, and more. Located on Centennial Mall in Lincoln
A partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation to help restore the state’s forests and public green spaces that have been affected by ash bore and pine disease.
A special, historic celebration for our veterans, past, present, and future.
A statewide celebration of our 150th anniversary, featuring special events at the State Capitol and throughout Nebraska
A three-day train tour of Nebraska, sponsored by Union Pacific Railroad, with stops and events throughout the state.
A partnership with the Omaha Children’s Museum that will celebrate Nebraska’s heritage and focus on future career opportunities for Nebraska’s youth.
An initiative to ensure that all fourth grade students studying Nebraska history have the opportunity to visit the State Capitol or another historically or culturally significant site in 2017.