About Jeff

Jeff is a fifth-generation Nebraskan and long-time student and writer of Great Plains history. A former newspaper reporter and editor, he is the author of eight books of Great Plains subjects, including two winners of the Nebraska Book Award.

He is also among the most frequently requested speakers of Humanities Nebraska, the largest speaker organization in the state. Since beginning as a public speaker in 2008, Jeff has made more than 800 appearances for groups in ten states.

Jeff is a past trustee of the Nebraska State Historical Society, a present trustee of the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation, past chair of the Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission, and former marketing director of the Durham Museum.

Jeff can be contacted at jeffbarnesauthor@gmail.com.

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