Monthly Archives: April 2010

A Blood Curdling Ride with Death (or a typical day in the museum collections department)

Admittedly, we get to see a lot of great things in the museum collections department.  Lately, we’ve been cataloging and digitizing our collection of artwork and studio objects from John Falter, a Nebraska native most famous for his Saturday Evening Post … Continue reading

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The Czech-American Experience

No other state comes close to Nebraska in the percentage of its citizens of Czech origin. In 1993, Nebraska History published a special double issue, The Czech-American Experience, with photos, art, and a dozen articles on various aspects of Czech … Continue reading

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Great Project for the New Deal Art Class in July

Artist Paula Stone just stopped in to talk about the project she has in mind for kids to create in the New Deal Art class in July.  Paula has come up with an art project that connects the art that … Continue reading

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Families: Celebrate the Czech Culture

Come to the Nebraska History Museum on Saturday, April 10 to Celebrate the Czech Culture Families are welcome to drop in from 2:00-4:00. The Kramer Sisters will entertain See and try on authentic Czech costumes Hear Czech music Play horse … Continue reading

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Here You Have My Story

C. Irvine arrived in Nebraska Territory in 1855 anxious to take advantage of whatever opportunities existed in a new land. He stepped off a steamer at Omaha and was soon accosted by men “pointing out city lots to new arrivals. … Continue reading

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From the Kitchen

Candy Mold, 9815-32-(1), Clara S. Byrne Many of us probably have recipes, handed down to us from our parents and grandparents, but what about the gadgets, molds, and tools that helped create those tasty treats? Sure, the ingredients are important, … Continue reading

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Cattle Drive!

If you missed “Beef State,” a co-production of NET Television and the Nebraska State Historical Society, you’re not too late. You can order it from our Landmark Stores or watch it online. But there’s more to the story than what … Continue reading

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A Bad April Fool’s Joke

The mighty Missouri River played a nasty April Fool’s Day trick in 1865, snagging the Steamboat Bertrand and sending it and at least 250 tons of cargo to a muddy grave. Laden with merchandise for the Montana gold fields, the Bertrand … Continue reading

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