Monthly Archives: September 2011

Search for Something New

We did it again! We have added new amazing Nebraska treasures to our Museum and Photograph Collections online searchable database.  Explore the more than 17,000 historic items in our growing database.  With more than 13,000 objects from the Museum Collection, … Continue reading

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Nebraska History News Covers Historical Happenings in Nebraska

Do you want to learn about historical events around the state and keep abreast of activities at the Nebraska State Historical Society? As a companion to Nebraska History magazine, which publishes articles on the history of Nebraska and the Great … Continue reading

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John L. Teeters

John Lewis Teeters was born at Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Albert and Ellen Baker Wood Teeters. In 1886 he graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelors degree. From 1886-1887 Teeters worked for a wholesale jewelry firm … Continue reading

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An Artist’s View of the Fort Robinson Prisoner of War Camp

During World War II there were 126 Prisoner of War (PW) camps in the United States. Fort Robinson, Nebraska had one of these camps. By the end of the war, this camp consisted of 160 temporary buildings, and housed three … Continue reading

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Dodge County Seat Removal, 1884

“There is no necessity for any bad blood over the county seat controversy,” said the Fremont Weekly Herald on August 21, 1884, in referring to a “re-location scheme” that proposed to remove the county seat from Fremont to a more … Continue reading

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Nebraska’s Citizen Soldiers

Nebraskans have a long history of serving their country and their fellow citizens. In 2007-2008 the Nebraska State Historical Society and the Nebraska National Guard teamed up to showcase some of this history through an exhibit entitled, The Nebraska National … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Know What We’d Have Done Without the Indians”

  A labor shortage during World War I left western Nebraska potato farmers facing the loss of their crop. They brought in Lakota (Sioux) Indians as harvesters, beginning a tradition that lasted from 1917 through the 1950s. The story is … Continue reading

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New Washington in Nebraska?

Moses H. Sydenham (1835-1907) had a long and eventful life as a freighter, newspaperman, postmaster and storekeeper at Fort Kearny, and settler in the Platte valley. In his autobiography, written in 1902 (and published in the Nebraska State Journal on … Continue reading

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Go Big with Buttons

I like the saying “Go Big or Go Home.”  To me it means if you’re going to do something then do it with all you’ve got–throw yourself into it.    I like that attitude.  The skirt, jacket,  and cape above scream that attitude … Continue reading

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Happy Days

There is just something about old drive-ins that brings out the nostalgia in people. In Lincoln, Ken Eddy’s was a legend.  In 1952, Ken Lydic and Eddy Gold opened their drive-in restaurant at the corner of 48th and “O” Streets. … Continue reading

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