Otoe County is rich in history and tradition, and was one of the first counties established in the Nebraska Territory. It hosts several prominent landmarks and famous personalities in Nebraska history, to include Arbor Lodge and J. Sterling Morton of the Nebraska City area. The Otoe County Courthouse is the oldest public building in Nebraska. It was erected 1864. Our society is dedicated to ensuring that our Otoe County heritage is remembered, our communities are preserved, and our ancestors are acknowledged for the sacrifices they made to become an important part of the Great State of Nebraska.
"The man who feels no sentiment of veneration for the memory of his forefathers; who has no natural regard for his ancestors of his kindred; is himself unworthy of kindred regard or remembrance." Daniel Webster
Research Day @ NSHS - State Library/Research Room
Michele Phillips & Daughter - researching With County Histories & Newspapers.
A great day for research! They just received two wonderful Digital Microfilm Readers - you can crop/edit/print and most exciting - COPY TO A FLASH DRIVE - which allows you to attach to your digital Family Tree Records!!! These are the latest in this technology - i couldn't believe how they've condensed in Unit Size! Can't wait for the installations to be complete & return for research. They have two Microfilm Readers/Printers available to NSHS Members - FREE Copies - you MUST call in advance to RESERVE. They have three other Microfilm Readers/Printers - coin operators attached for ease of copy payment. THey have probably have 20+ Readers available. Check their website for online listing of resources & records before your visit.