Monthly Archives: March 2010

We Love Quilts, Part 2

Last time I blogged I talked about how much we love quilts–here’s more proof.  We’ve just opened a new exhibit called Beauty in Hard Times:  Depression Era Quilts in Nebraska.  This exhibit will run for two years and the quilts … Continue reading

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Celebrating Nebraska Boy Scouts

I love looking at old photographs, which is good since I’m the photograph curator.  My favorite images are the ones that catch people completely unaware as the go about their lives. It is as if the photographer froze a little … Continue reading

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The First Frisbee Competition? Lincoln, 1957

You may have had one of these as a kid, a classic Wham-O Frisbee. Nebraska played a role in the history of this popular toy. In 1957, Lincoln hosted what was apparently the nation’s first organized Frisbee competition. Kylie Kinley … Continue reading

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Bombs Away!

                              On March 24, 1942, construction began on the Cornhusker Ordnance Plant near Grand Island. Bombs and cannon shells were produced during World War II. The … Continue reading

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Harriet S. Brooks, Woman Suffragist

Women’s History Month in March is an appropriate time to remember the leaders of the fight for woman suffrage in Nebraska. Harriet S. Brooks (1828-1888) was the most senior of this state’s woman’s rights activists in the years leading up … Continue reading

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The Day Buffalo Bill Rescued Bad Art

Our assistant editor, Patricia Gaster, writes a weekly history column called “Nebraska Timeline” that is distributed to newspapers across the state. Past columns are posted here. In one column, Pat wrote about “Buffalo Bill” Cody and the 1893 World’s Columbian … Continue reading

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We love quilts!

  OK, I’ll say it–here at the Nebraska History Museum, we love quilts! It’s not surprising, is it, considering Nebraska’s rich quilting heritage and active quilting communities? We are always dreaming up new quilt exhibits, looking forward to the next … Continue reading

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A Sad Shamrock Saga

Badly Damaged Shamrocks Mr. John W. Paul related a very good St. Patrick’s day incident which happened in Boston one year ago.  A certain Mr. McClanahan, who had been a councilman for several years and failing of re-election, started a … Continue reading

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Nominations to Nebraska Hall of Fame

The Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission is accepting nominations through December of 2011. Established by the Unicameral in 1961, the Nebraska Hall of Fame’s purpose  is to bring to public attention and to recognize officially those people who, in their … Continue reading

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Mystery Photograph

March is Women’s History Month.  I thought this photograph would be a great way to jump into the celebration.  Bad pun intended. These two lovely and talented young ladies were members of the University of Nebraska track team in about … Continue reading

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