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 Plains, Nebraska History News, the quarterly newsletter of the NSHS, announces new historical publications, exhibit openings, lecture series, recent artifact acquisitions, historical marker installations, workshops and classes for children and families, and more.
The October/November/December issue of Nebraska History News announces the publication of three books by the NSHS this fall: First Telegraph Line across the Continent: Charles Brown’s 1861 Diary, edited by Dennis N. Mihelich and James E. Potter; Eyewitness at Wounded Knee (new paperback edition), by Richard E. Jensen, R. Eli Paul, and John E. Carter; and Scenery, Curiosities and Stupendous Rocks: William Quesenbury’s Overland Sketches, 1850-1851, by David Royce Murphy. All three books are available from the NSHS Landmark Stores.Pioneering Aviators from Flyover Country, a new exhibit at the Nebraska History Museum at Fifteenth and P streets in Lincoln, will open December 1. Artifacts and photographs (several reproduced in this issue of Nebraska History News) tell the story of Nebraskans in the early twentieth century and beyond who dedicated their lives to the advancement of flight. Admission is free.
Other topics covered in this issue of History News include the recent dedication of a new historical marker at the 130-year-old Granville Cemetery southwest of Humphrey and the Orphan Register at the NSHS that documents names of orphans who came west by train between 1863 and 1929.
Members of the NSHS receive Nebraska History News, as well as Nebraska History magazine, by mail. The Fall 2011 issue of Nebraska History announces a new NSHS membership category: Subscription Only. For just $29 per year, you’ll receive four issues of each publication. (Memberships with full benefits are still $40.) Click here to learn more. — Patricia C. Gaster, Assistant Editor/Publications