The Douglas County Historical Society officially announced its selection as a Preserve America Steward at its Volunteer Awards Luncheon on Sunday, June 12.

The designation is the first for a Nebraska organization and only the 35th stewardship award bestowed since the program’s inception in 2008. Preserve America
Stewards is a program that recognizes stewardship through the successful use of volunteer time and commitment in order to help care for our historic heritage.

The Douglas County Historical Society operates the General Crook House Museum and Library Archives Center at Historic Fort Omaha, 30th and Fort Streets, now the campus of Metropolitan Community College.

Volunteers assist the Douglas County Historical Society with a variety of tasks, including interpreting the General Crook House as docents; conducting tours and educational programs; digitizing and preserving newspapers, photographs and other documents; performing marketing and administrative tasks. To learn more about volunteering, call (402) 455-9990 or visit the DCHS website,