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Nebraska Hall of Fame Nomination Received; Deadline 12-31-11

Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission Receives First Nominee; Deadline December 31, 2o11  John M. Thayer, Nebraska Civil War General and later Governor, is the first nominee submitted to the Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission for consideration as a possible 2014 … Continue reading

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Willa Cather: A Matter of Appearances Opens October 9

Willa Cather: A Matter of Appearances at Nebraska History Museum beginning October 9 Long before stylists told celebrities what not to wear, Willa Cather created a unique and evolving public image. A rebellious Victorian teenager who cut her hair and … Continue reading

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FREE PHOTO PRESERVATION WORKSHOP OCTOBER 2!

A few spaces remain for PICTURE PERFECT, a free photo preservation workshop scheduled from 9:00-4:00, Saturday, October 2, at the Nebraska History Museum, 15th & P streets, Lincoln.  The FREE workshop on how to care for and identify your family … Continue reading

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Look! Up in the Air!

Let your interest in aviation soar with the new pictorial compilation, “Wings Over Nebraska.” Based on the collections of the NSHS and produced through a decade of research by NSHS volunteer Vince Goers, the book will be released October 20 … Continue reading

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Register Now to Make a Little History September 17

It’s not too late to make a little history and honor others who have done so at the Nebraska State Historical Society’s Awards Luncheon and 132nd annual meeting. Registrations for the September 17 event at the Embassy Suites in LaVista … Continue reading

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From I-Scream to Eskimo Pie

On July 13, 1921 University of Nebraska graduate and former Thedford schoolteacher Christian K. Nelson found financial backing for a vanilla ice cream dessert coated with chocolate. He called it the I-Scream-Bar. He signed a partnership agreement with Russell Stover, … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Fatal Flood, July 6, 1908

This year’s rainy season has been made more tolerable, and safer, thanks to flood control initiatives over the last 60 years. But on July 6, 1908, nearly seven inches of rain fell on the capital city, with 2.5 inches coming … Continue reading

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What is history, anyway?

Be a part of a work of art that explores the idea of Nebraska’s history and what is significant in it! As part of the renovation of the NSHS headquarters building, artists Adam Brooks and Mathew Wilson were chosen through … Continue reading

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State Song Sing-along

The year Nebraska celebrated its centennial, it got a new state song. “Beautiful Nebraska” was so designated by the Nebraska legislature and the bill was signed into law on June 21, 1967 by Governor Norbert Tiemann.   Russian immigrant Jim Fras … Continue reading

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Crazy Horse Surrenders

On May 6, 1877, Crazy Horse and nearly 900 Sioux and Cheyenne followers came into Fort Robinson, Nebraska, near present-day Crawford.  On the edge of starvation, they gave up. Crazy Horse’s surrender meant that the northern plains Indian wars had come … Continue reading

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