Go ahead and gather around.
For the entire year of 2021, we’ll be taking a deep dive into the history of our state’s storied parks through written words, video stories and on social media. We’ll be sharing those stories — and yours — here as they become available.
Your Parks Adventure
In 2021, we’re challenging you to explore our diverse state park system in honor of our park centennial! Snap a selfie at one of our parks and share your story for a chance to win prizes, including an RV from AC Nelsen RV World.
Your Parks Adventure begins June 1 and ends Sept. 6.
History in motion
Together with our partners at NET Nebraska and host Stephanie Arne, we filmed a documentary about our state historical parks. The show will be broadcast statewide in late spring 2021 and then will be available in parks’ theaters.
The documentary will debut at
7 p.m. May 23 on NET World, with repeat showings at noon May 30, 7 p.m. June 17 and noon June 20. Or catch it online.
Stories of Significance
We dedicated an entire edition of Nebraskaland Magazine to the parks centennial, featuring stories of our diverse parks with compelling and gorgeous photography. Pick up a copy at your local retailer or buy it online.
Seeking your parks portraits
We’re seeking vintage photographs (think prior to 2000) that highlight our Nebraska parks and memories while enjoying outdoor activities. Select photos will be featured in Nebraskaland Magazine and online.
Archive features historic stories
Browse the pages of Nebraskaland magazine from its beginning in 1926, just five years after the first state park was established in western Nebraska. Explore more than 50 years of content in our fully searchable digital archive.
Find history in the headlines
We’re proud that media outlets across the state care as much about the current and historical stories made over the past 100 years in our parks. As local stories become available online, we’ll share links to them here.