Category Archives: Museum Collections

The Best-Dressed Doll in the World

A new exhibit opens this evening at the Nebraska History Museum! The Best-Dressed Doll in the World: Nebraska’s Own Terri Lee runs through September 1, 2013, and is also the subject of a richly-illustrated article in the Winter 2012 issue … Continue reading

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Treasures from Nebraska Museums

The NSHS works hard to collect and preserve Nebraska history, but we don’t do it alone. Historical organizations and museums dot our ninety-three counties and contain many treasures. To support their work in preserving our collective history, we’ve started a … Continue reading

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John Falter Exhibit Opens Tonight!

  The new exhibit, The Illustrator’s Pencil:  John Falter from Nebraska to The Saturday Evening Post, opens tonight at the Nebraska History Museum in downtown Lincoln.  NSHS members and the public are invited to view the exhibit from 5:30-7:30pm as … Continue reading

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John Falter Jazz

One of the most interesting things I’ve discovered going through our John Falter collection in the last few years is how and how much of his personal interests, friends, and environs manifested themselves in his art.  Jazz is a great example.  Falter … Continue reading

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Hybrid Corn Ads from the J.C. Robinson Seed Company

The Nebraska State Historical Society’s collections are full of fun advertising materials. I thought you might enjoy seeing a few examples advertising Funk’s hybrid corn from the Rob-See-Co (J.C. Robinson Seed Company). These advertisements date from the 1940s and 1950s. James C. … Continue reading

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Collecting the Here and Now

As I mentioned in a blog post a few weeks back about a Superman comic book, the Nebraska State Historical Society collects and cares for hundreds of thousands of items not all of which are particularly old.  We feel it … Continue reading

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Superman Comes to Omaha . . .er, Lincoln

The Nebraska State Historical Society collects and cares for hundreds of thousands of items.  Not surprisingly, many are quite old.  We aren’t, however, neglecting the present.  Although it can be difficult to determine today what will have historical relevance one … Continue reading

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A Lincoln Highway Radiator Emblem

The Nebraska History Museum recently acquired this radiator emblem which advertises the Lincoln Highway. In 1912, the Lincoln Highway Association formed to create the first transcontinental highway from New York to San Francisco.  In Nebraska, some of the towns it … Continue reading

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A Window into Abraham Lincoln’s Funeral Car

If you had to guess the history of this object, what would you think? Perhaps an old, well-used picture frame?  Actually it’s original purpose was a window frame, and it’s part of a much bigger story. This window frame was from the … Continue reading

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Search for Something New

We did it again! We have added new amazing Nebraska treasures to our Museum and Photograph Collections online searchable database.  Explore the more than 17,000 historic items in our growing database.  With more than 13,000 objects from the Museum Collection, … Continue reading

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