When you're out on the plains of Nebraska, there is very little to obscure your vision. And I think that's why the visions of Nebraskans have been so far reaching in their impact... Today we can see Nebraska reflected in classic works by people who are some of the great writers of the world and we continue to produce great writers.
-Bill Kloefkorn from NLHA's Writers on the Plains, 1997
Nebraska Literary Heritage Association
If there’s a heart to the sprawling body of Nebraska Literature, it’s quietly beating in the Heritage Room.
– Ted Kooser
The Nebraska Literary Heritage Association’s mission is to encourage the collection, preservation, and promotion of work by and about Nebraska authors through support of the Lincoln City Libraries special collection, the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, and to foster the creation and appreciation of this literature through programs, collaborative partnerships, and the use of technology.
Nebraska 150, March 1, 2017
Our 150th birthday presents a unique opportunity in time to honor our heritage, celebrate our growth and plan for our future. The Nebraska 150 Celebration will commemorate this historic occasion and celebrate the great State of Nebraska and its diverse history and cultures by engaging, educating and inspiring our citizenry and leaving a legacy for future generations.
Nebraska 150 Books is an Official Program of the Nebraska 150. Read Nebraska Books!
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This website is brought to you by Humanities Nebraska, a statewide, non-profit organization inspiring and enriching personal and public life by offering opportunities to thoughtfully engage with history and culture, with additional funding from the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
If you enjoy the Nebraka 150 Books program and this website, please consider supporting Humanities Nebraska with a contribution. Donations are matched by state and federal funds. Your support helps preserve our past and inform our future!
News & Events
33 readers from Nebraska completed 42 books from the Nebraska 150 Books Reading Challenge
Evelyn Haller with Humanities Nebraska will be speaking about Louise Pound on July 28 at 6:00 pm at the Gering Library Community Room. Refreshments will be provided.