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Treasures from Nebraska Museums

The NSHS works hard to collect and preserve Nebraska history, but we don’t do it alone. Historical organizations and museums dot our ninety-three counties and contain many treasures. To support their work in preserving our collective history, we’ve started a … Continue reading

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We Love Quilts! Part 3

Back in March I blogged about the opening of a new quilt exhibit called Beauty in Hard Times:  Depression Era Quilts in Nebraska.  I mentioned that this exhibit will run for two years and the quilts will change every six months.  Well, six months are … Continue reading

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Revelling in Spring

  All of us in Nebraska have been especially thankful for the lovely spring we’ve been experiencing.  Sometimes a cold, dark, long winter is just what we need to remind us of the wonder of this time of year.  I … Continue reading

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A Blood Curdling Ride with Death (or a typical day in the museum collections department)

Admittedly, we get to see a lot of great things in the museum collections department.  Lately, we’ve been cataloging and digitizing our collection of artwork and studio objects from John Falter, a Nebraska native most famous for his Saturday Evening Post … Continue reading

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We Love Quilts, Part 2

Last time I blogged I talked about how much we love quilts–here’s more proof.  We’ve just opened a new exhibit called Beauty in Hard Times:  Depression Era Quilts in Nebraska.  This exhibit will run for two years and the quilts … Continue reading

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We love quilts!

  OK, I’ll say it–here at the Nebraska History Museum, we love quilts! It’s not surprising, is it, considering Nebraska’s rich quilting heritage and active quilting communities? We are always dreaming up new quilt exhibits, looking forward to the next … Continue reading

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Omaha Charley’s Native American Artifacts

It’s no surprise that we have a lot of interesting items in our collections. But sometimes the story of how an artifact came to us is as good as the item itself. Consider the Bristol Collection of Native American Artifacts. … Continue reading

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