Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Mr. Tyler Vacha, Executive Director
Public Contact Name
Tyler Vacha
Main Address

PO Box 81883, Lincoln, Ne 68501
Lincoln, NE 68501
United States

Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center
1326 S 32nd St
Omaha, NE 68105
United States

What We Do

Your ability to save, rehabilitate, restore, and/or repurpose Nebraska’s historic buildings is at risk! During the 2022 Nebraska Legislative Session, the State Legislature failed to renew Nebraska’s program that provides funding, in the form of tax credits, to individuals, businesses, and other entities that wish to restore Nebraska’s unique historical properties for use, rather than tear them down and build new.

Over the last 7 years, the Nebraska Historic Tax Credit Program has proven vital to the restoration of 53 different Historic buildings across the state, with another 40 or so projects currently underway. In most instances, if it not for the tax credit program, the buildings would have either been destroyed to make room for a new facility, or left to further decay, becoming a blight upon their community.

The History Nebraska Foundation, in partnership with History Nebraska is working hard to get these credits reinstated, but we need your help! Will you join us in our efforts to preserve our historic main street and landmark properties with a gift today?

PS. Look through the images below to see some of the incredible buildings that have have been saved thanks to the work of History Nebraska and the use of Nebraska's Historic Tax Credit Program. 

Interesting Info
  • The Nebraska Historic Tax Credit has been used to save nearly 100 Historic Buildings in the last 7 years.
  • The restoration of these buildings has led to an increase of $9.4 million in local and state property taxes that fund our schools and other state services.
  • The Nebraska Historic Tax Credit program has led to the direct employment of 1,897 full-time workers, and indirectly, an additional 1,117 full-time workers .
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

History Nebraska Foundation Ambassador Council Member
Repeats daily until Tuesday, April 18th, 2023

Photos and Videos
The Blackstone Hotel- Omaha
Benson Theater - Omaha
Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte Hospital - Walthill
Grand Theater - Grand Island
US Post Office and Courthouse - Norfolk
Moon Block - Red Cloud
Weber Brother's Building- Chadron
Sherman County Courthouse - Loup City
Hastings Brewery and Bottling Company- Hastings
Palace Hotel- Pender
Benson Theater - Omaha
Bonham Theater - Fairbury
Douglas County Courthouse Mural- Omaha