PURPOSE The Nebraska History blog exists to help open to all the stories of our state and to connect users with the people, places, and things that make up Nebraska’s rich heritage.
We welcome your comments and expect that our conversation will follow the general rules of respectful civil discourse. This is a moderated blog, and we will only post comments from bloggers over 13 years of age that relate to topics on Nebraska History. We will review comments for posting within one business day. Bloggers are fully responsible for everything they submit in their comments and all posted comments are in the public domain. We do not discriminate against any views, but we reserve the right not to post comments.
Here are some suggestions to help ensure all blogs and comments support our purpose:
- This is an all-ages blog. Your mother and children both may read it. Please avoid language that is inappropriate (defined as obscene, vulgar, lewd, sexually-oriented or defamatory language).
- Be as accurate as possible. We won’t be able to fact-check every post, but we hope to promote the same level of reliable facts that fills our other publications. Share citations of sources with other readers and help them learn more, too.
- Share what you know, ask about what you don’t. Your own eyewitness accounts, background, and observations and history may relate to the topic. And if you want to know more, ask!
- “Equality before the law” is Nebraska’s state motto. “Equality before the blog” is this site’s rule.
- Civil discourse is the standard. Comments that degrade other persons or groups will not be posted.
- PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK and forgive people their spelling errors.
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The views expressed on Nebraska History are those of the individual bloggers. These views and posted comments do not necessarily reflect those of the Nebraska State Historical Society or State of Nebraska government.
The Nebraska State Historical Society provides access to materials, information, text, sounds, images, products, and services through its website and blog without any warranties or representations of any kind. The NSHS disclaims any responsibility for harm resulting from downloading or accessing any material on or through the web sites.
The aforementioned web site may contain and/or be linked to material that is created and/or submitted by third parties. Third party material is the opinion of the creator/submitter and does not necessarily represent the opinion or point of view of the NSHS. The NSHS does not control, monitor, endorse, or guarantee third party material, and in no event shall NSHS be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of material available on or through the web sites.
Nebraska’s history is an essential part of the fabric and identity of the state. The Nebraska State Historical Society (NSHS), the state’s leading—and official—historical organization recognizes and adheres to these institutional values as it seeks to interpret and preserve that history:
Preservation of Nebraska’s past is important; it is our legacy. In everything we do we strive to balance preservation of the state’s historical resources with the need for public access to them.
We exist to serve the people of Nebraska. As stewards of public resources the NSHS seeks to interpret Nebraska history to enrich and enlighten all. Through public access and a wide range of services we hope to promote inquiry, dialogue, diversity of opinion and support.
The NSHS staff and trustees are committed to meeting the highest standards of personal integrity and professional ethics.
We recognize and value the talent, expertise and contributions of all NSHS staff and trustees, and together we strive to meet the highest professional standards.