Monthly Archives: May 2015

Two Nebraskans receive Medals of Honor in 1865

The first two men with Nebraska connections to earn the Congressional Medal of Honor received their medals 150 years ago, near the end of the Civil War. Belgian-born Victor Vifquain, the first recipient, got his Medal of Honor for leading … Continue reading

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Summer 2015 at NSHS Sites Has Arrived!

It’s Memorial Day weekend and the official start of the summer season at the Nebraska State Historical Society’s numerous state historic sites. So, pack up the car and hit the trail! There’s so much to gain from a trip to … Continue reading

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Preservation: Fun & Informative

Friday, May 1, 2015 brought not only a beautiful spring day, but also the Nebraska State Historical Society’s Preservation: Plain and Simple Conference, held in Lincoln at the Holiday Inn Downtown. After an opening welcome featuring speeches by our Director, … Continue reading

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Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan and the sinking of the Lusitania

May 7 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the British passenger liner RMS Lusitania by a German submarine with the loss of nearly 1,200 lives, 128 of them Americans. Differing views by President Woodrow Wilson and his … Continue reading

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