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.
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!
Support Our Sponsor
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!