Monthly Archives: September 2011

New Reference Room Hours Start Today

This is just a reminder that in response to popular demand, the Library/Archives Reference Room will no longer close over the noon hour, but opening will be one hour later. The new hours will be: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 – 4:00 Saturday, … Continue reading

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A Cornhusker and a Man

This is a rather ordinary and worn looking artifact, isn’t it?  Some of you may know that it is a corn husking hook used in the days before mechanical corn pickers when farmers would walk through their rows and pull … Continue reading

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Thomas J. Majors, Soldier, Congressman, and Lieutenant Governor

Thomas J. Majors (1841-1932) of Nemaha County, Nebraska, was a pioneer soldier and farmer who served in the Nebraska territorial and state legislatures, in Congress, and as lieutenant governor from 1890 to 1894. He narrowly missed being elected governor in … Continue reading

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Back in Print – “Eyewitness at Wounded Knee”

Never before has the story of the Wounded Knee Massacre been so clearly and movingly presented. Three Nebraska State Historical Society staff members (Richard Jensen, Eli Paul, and John Carter) collect the facts and present them honestly. Searching through hundreds … Continue reading

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