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“After the Indian Wars”: The Ninth Fort Robinson History Conference, April 25-27, 2013

The biennial Fort Robinson History Conference has explored themes relating to the U.S. Army and the so-called Indian wars of the last half of the nineteenth century since 1995. Fort Robinson’s establishment and much of its history stemmed from the … Continue reading

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New Archeology at Fort Robinson

Visitors to Fort Robinson State Park (near Nebraska’s northwest corner) see many original structures as well as replicas of important buildings that were torn down in the past. Recent archeological work by the NSHS will make a new reconstruction project … 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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Find Nebraska Treasures Here

Great news! We have added more Nebraska treasures to our Museum and Photograph Collection online searchable database.  To celebrate, we have a treasure hunt for you. Visit our website and see if you can find these unique and wonderful Nebraska … Continue reading

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Christmas at Fort Robinson

Fort Robinson provides the following holiday story of devotion and courage from A Frontier Army Christmas, compiled and annotated by Lori A. Cox-Paul and Dr. James Wengert, and published by the Nebraska State Historical Society. In December 1882 Corp. Martin … Continue reading

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Letters from Home: POW Mail at Fort Robinson

Thousands of miles from home in an enemy country, German soldiers sent and received mail while prisoners of war at Fort Robinson, Nebraska. But how did mail get from one country to the other, considering that the two sides were … Continue reading

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