We believe there is a place for the books in everyone’s lives. This program exists to ignite a desire to learn more about the history and culture of Nebraska by reading Nebraska books in community. We believe that lives are enhanced by the learning that comes from reading together.

The power of literature to help us understand culture, community and a shared history is the impetus behind the Nebraska 150 Books project.  Shared reading experiences benefit the community by creating opportunities for engagement with others, generating conversation among readers, and finding common ground.  The books chosen for the Nebraska 150 Book List will initiate opportunities for citizens statewide to learn together about the history and culture of Nebraska.

The mission of the Nebraska 150 Commission is to come together with Nebraskans across the state to celebrate and commemorate history and build a platform for appreciating our diverse backgrounds for generations to come. The sesquicentennial will provide opportunities for native and non-native Nebraskans to recognize our shared heritage and reflect on our past while building for our future.  

In this section you will find all that you need to know about our people, our partners, and the Nebraska 150 Books project. If you want to learn more about this program and our partners, just follow the links for more information.