Monthly Archives: June 2010

Miss America Doll

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, I thought it would be a good excuse to show you one of the patriotic dolls from the Nebraska History Museum’s collection. Decked out in Lady Liberty garb, this cloth doll … 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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Plenty of Work

Job hunters in Omaha during the booming 1880s had an easier time than those looking for work today. A reporter for the Omaha Daily Bee in the fall of 1888 “made the rounds of the city and saw scores of … Continue reading

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Summer along the Trail

Pvt. August Scherneckau was a soldier with the First Nebraska Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War. In 1865, he and his comrades were posted at Midway Station, sixty miles west of Fort Kearny along the Platte River Road. Scherneckau observed … Continue reading

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The Wad Room

One of the great things about working in the Collections Department at the Nebraska History Museum is getting to work with the new materials coming into the museum.  One of our recent acquisitions is an issue of The Powder Keg, … 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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The Textile Industry Goes to War

How did the 1930s and 1940s affect feminine fashions? Muriel R. Wilkins, who attended high school in Washington County, Nebraska, during the late 1930s, decades later recalled the effect that World War II had upon her clothing styles and that … Continue reading

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Good Guys Wear White Hats

10645-2029; Source: John P. Falter Collection Those of you who have been following our blog, know that the Nebraska History Museum, with the help of intern Karen Anderson, has been recataloging and digitizing the John P. Falter collection. In addition to … Continue reading

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Is There a Beaver Crossing Nebraska?

If you would like to know the answer to this question as well as learn more about historic trails and the role Nebraska played in the epic story of American migration and settlement, come to the Nebraska History Museum on … Continue reading

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What Did You Do in the War?

On this day in 1947, sugar rationing ended in the U.S. after nearly five years of shortages brought about by World War II. Rationing is part of the “Home Front” chapter of What Did You Do in the War?, a … Continue reading

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