university of nebraska state museum

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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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University of Nebraska State Museum Education Fund


State Museum Research and Collections Fund

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


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.


Amber Antholz

Assistant Vice President, UNL Development

Amber has been with the foundation since 2000. She has a bachelor of journalism degree in advertising and a Master of Arts in journalism, both from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She leads the fundraising efforts for UNL's College of Arts and Sciences. Amber enjoys being at the foundation because she has the opportunity to work with amazing university alumni and friends, talented students, faculty and dedicated colleagues.

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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.