Nebraska Authors

Jeff Barnes

Jeff Barnes is a fifth-generation Nebraskan, past chairman of the Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission, and former marketing director for the Durham Western Heritage Museum. His goal in writing is to "get people off the Interstate, and to get them to go where history happened."

Places Lived

Omaha, Ne

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


History; Nebraska subjects; the American West


University of Nebraska, Lincoln, degree in Broadcast Journalism


Newspaper Editor

Places Worked

KFRX in Lincoln, NE
Nebraska City News-Press, Reporter and Columnist
Midlands Business Journal, Omaha, Reporter and Editor
Press Secretary for Ben Nelson
Freelance Journalist


John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 15 November 2009


Forts of the Northern Plains: Guide to the Historic Military Posts of the Plains Indian Wars. 2008.
The Great Plains Guide to Custer: 85 Forts, Fights, & Other Sites. 2011.
The Great Plains Guide to Buffalo Bill: Forts, Fights & Other Sites. 2014.
150@150: Nebraska's Landmark Buildings at the State's Sesquicentennial. 2017.

Jeff Barnes' November 2009 interview and presentation for the Ames Reading Series can be viewed here:

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Jeff Barnes

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