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The University of Nebraska State Museum is Nebraska’s own premier museum of natural history. The State Museum collects, preserves and interprets objects and associated data through research about the natural world. The collections, with special interest in Nebraska and the northern Great Plains, are the basis of the university’s archive of global, biological, cultural and geological diversity.

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State Museum Development Fund

A gift to this endowed fund supports the museum’s comprehensive programming and exhibits. Annual net income from the endowment provides ongoing support for the University of Nebraska State Museum.


Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park – Development & Expansion Fund

This fund supports the current and top priority needs at Ashfall, which include developing an expansion to the existing rhino barn pavilion so decades of fossil excavations and research may occur.


Friends of the University of Nebraska State Museum Fund

The friends are dedicated to safeguarding all that the past has so abundantly provided and cultivating interest in all the future may hold.


State Museum Research and Collections Fund

This fund helps promote original research and care of the University of Nebraska State Museum’s scientific collections (14 million specimens) in parasitology, entomology, botany, zoology, anthropology and vertebrate paleontology.


Connie Pejsar

Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, State Museum

Connie has been with the foundation since 1983. She has enjoyed a variety of positions and currently is fundraising for the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and the State Museum. The most rewarding part of Connie's job is establishing relationships with alumni and friends of the university and helping them make their dream of helping the university a reality.

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When you make a gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation you can trust that it will be used in the way in which it was intended. That’s a promise we’ve kept with our donors since our organization was founded in 1936.