Michael Sandstrom has been selected to receive History Nebraska’s Excellence in Teaching Award for 2021.

This award is given to a teacher who excels in teaching Nebraska history through creativity and imagination in the classroom by using documents, artifacts, historic sites, oral histories, and other primary sources. He was nominated by Harris Payne of Omaha, Nebraska for his ability to motivate and inspire students to not only love history but how to think critically about the many points of view found in accounts.


The award will be presented at History Nebraska’s Legislative Luncheon, scheduled to take place on April 7, 2021 at the Thomas P. Kennard House State Historic Site in Lincoln.


More details will follow. Again, congratulations to Michael Sandstrom on this prestigious honor.



Trevor Jones

Director & CEO

History Nebraska

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