Monthly Archives: September 2010

Register Now to Make a Little History September 17

It’s not too late to make a little history and honor others who have done so at the Nebraska State Historical Society’s Awards Luncheon and 132nd annual meeting. Registrations for the September 17 event at the Embassy Suites in LaVista … Continue reading

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Native American Collection Available Online

With funding from a Save America’s Treasures grant, a private donor, and the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation, the museum collections department and conservation division of the Society recently completed a two-year project to improve the documentation and storage conditions of … Continue reading

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1924 Airmail Pilot J. James Duffy

    This jacket was worn by J. James Duffy, who worked as a U.S. Airmail pilot in 1924.    The map below shows Duffy’s route from Chicago to Omaha. The line of flight is in blue, and the circles near the line identify the … Continue reading

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Beer and Blood: The Butchers’ Picnic

Labor Day in 1890 was celebrated on Monday, September 1, although some events associated with the day were celebrated several days before. One, a butchers’ picnic held at Loveland, Iowa, on Sunday, attracted the attention of the Omaha Daily Bee, … Continue reading

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Smurfs, Transformers, and Trolls–Oh My!

During the past few holiday seasons my husband and I have begun giving each other toys from our past.  As we’ve gotten older and had kids of our own, our nostalgia for our childhood playthings has increased.  Not coming from … Continue reading

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