Monthly Archives: February 2014

“We the People: Nebraska Stories of Civil Rights” Video on YouTube

Check out the NSHS’s new video on YouTube! During the Nebraska History Museum’s “We the People”: The Nebraska Viewpoint exhibit, visitors were invited to tell their own stories in a video booth. Now the best of these recordings have been … Continue reading

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Previous Blog Posts Restored!

Blog posts from 2010-2013 are once again up and searchable! After our server was ruined by an electrical storm, posts from earlier than June 2013 were temporarily lost. We were able to recover most of them and re-post them online. … Continue reading

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No Bryan County for Nebraska

Although all of Nebraska’s counties had been organized by 1913, not everyone was satisfied with their existing boundaries. County division schemes, such as the one to divide Cherry County in 1911, were proposed in several parts of the state. In … Continue reading

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Rare Pictures of Omaha Stockyards

In one decade, the South Omaha stockyards went from a single farm to a major meat center. The 1880s were a time of explosive growth for South Omaha, yet surprisingly few photographs document its expansion. In the Winter 2013 issue … Continue reading

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Lovers and Guinea Pigs in the Old State Capitol

After the Nebraska Legislature passed a bill in 1919 to provide for the construction of a new state capitol, the history and nostalgic memories of the old capitol (the state’s second) appeared in the press. Completed in 1888, its design … Continue reading

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Nebraska’s Bones

Erwin Barbour’s family was very interested in old bones! From discovery to display, the family was a central part of Nebraska paleontology, expanding knowledge of the state’s fossils and making possible the University of Nebraska State Museum at Morrill Hall. … Continue reading

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The Keeley Cure for Grip

Nebraska newspapers from the late nineteenth century include numerous advertisements for local Keeley hospitals or treatment centers for patients addicted to alcohol, nicotine, and narcotic drugs. Dr. Leslie E. Keeley opened the first Keeley Institute in Dwight, Illinois, in 1879. … Continue reading

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