Category Archives: Exhibits

The Risks of the Doll Business

Part two of the story of the Lincoln, Nebraska-based Terri Lee Company, an innovative doll manufacturer in the 1940s and ’50s. Part one is here. The full story (of which this is a summary) is told in a richly-illustrated article … Continue reading

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Treasures from Nebraska Museums: The Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center

Selected items from the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center in Chadron are currently on display at the Nebraska History Museum through July 1, 2013. The Center celebrates the life and literature of Mari Sandoz and the culture of the High Plains … Continue reading

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NSHS on YouTube: Listen to Homesteading Songs

The Nebraska State Historical Society has made its first music videos! In the Spring 2013 issue of Nebraska History, Peru State College professor Dan Holtz writes about “The Folk Songs of Great Plains Homesteading.” But why just read about folk … Continue reading

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Treasures from the Civil War Veterans Museum

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’re showcasing items … Continue reading

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Nebraska’s Miss America: Teresa Scanlan

The first Miss Nebraska to be crowned Miss America, Teresa Scanlan, will be featured in a new exhibit to open March 1, 2013, Nebraska Statehood Day, at the Nebraska History Museum in Lincoln. The Gering, Nebraska, resident was the ninetieth … Continue reading

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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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Quilting on the Frontier: Celebrating 150 years of the Homestead Act

A new quilt exhibit is now open at the Nebraska History Museum. Quilting On The Frontier: Celebrating 150 Years of the Homestead Act recognizes early Nebraska homesteaders through quilts. The exhibit incorporates historic images and objects to illustrate life on … Continue reading

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Treasures from the Elkhorn Valley Museum

From October through December, the Nebraska History Museum in Lincoln is featuring items from the Elkhorn Valley Museum and Research Center in Norfolk. The Elkhorn Valley Museum features many exhibits that illustrate the history of the Elkhorn Valley and the … Continue reading

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A Birdman at the Fair

The star attraction of the 1911 Dawes County Fair in Chadron, held September 12-15, was the twice-daily exhibition flights by barnstormer Charles F. Walsh (1877-1912)., a native of California. Walsh, flying a Curtiss biplane, was advertised by the Chadron Journal … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of Religious Leader’s Visit to Nebraska

Sunday, September 23, 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of `Abdu’l-Bahá Abbas’ visit to Lincoln, Nebraska. The Bahá’í Faith was founded by Bahá’u’lláh in 19th-century Persia. `Abdu’l-Bahá Abbas (1844-1921), eldest son of Bahá’í founder Bahá’u’lláh, became the sole interpreter of his … Continue reading

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