Monthly Archives: February 2016

Marker Monday: Grover Cleveland Alexander, a baseball great

Welcome to Marker Monday! Each Monday we will feature one of Nebraska’s hundreds of historical markers. If you’d like to see a specific marker featured, send an email to kylie.kinley@nebraska.gov. Spring training and college baseball started last week, so we … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Our World-Traveling Beaver Effigy Bowl

One of the upcoming “Nebraska Unwrapped: Selections from the Collections” exhibit artifacts has traveled the world since the last time it was available for the public to view. An Omaha effigy beaver bowl traveled to Kansas City, Paris, and New … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Malcolm X

Welcome to Marker Monday! Each Monday we will feature one of Nebraska’s hundreds of historical markers. If you’d like to see a specific marker featured, send an email to amanda.chait@nebraska.gov.   Location:  3500-3598 N 34th Ave, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska; 41.290821, … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: From Our Special Correspondent, NSHS Press’s newest book

While many history textbook authors have erased humor from history, primary sources reveal that jokes and hardships together make up an important part of the past. Our newest book, From Our Special Correspondent: Dispatches from the 1875 Black Hills Council … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Swan City

Welcome to Marker Monday! Each Monday we will feature one of Nebraska’s hundreds of historical markers. If you’d like to see a specific marker featured, send an email to amanda.chait@nebraska.gov. Location:  2052 Nebraska 103, De Witt, Saline County, Nebraska; 40.406609, -96.95616 … Continue reading

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The Story of Richi Ugai: Making the American Dream Possible for Future Generations of Japanese-Americans

Nebraska has had a small Japanese-American population since the early 1900’s. Richi Ugai of North Platte, Nebraska, was a prominent figure for the Japanese-American  community. The restaurateur and hotel owner became a well-known businessman in the early twentieth century, prospering … Continue reading

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Barbara and Ralph Fox Photo Exhibit

American Dreams in the Cold War: Photos by Barbara and Ralph Fox After months of extensive renovations, the Nebraska History Museum is set to reopen on April 1, 2016. The improved exhibit space and new lighting system will allow us to … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Courthouse and Jail Rocks

Welcome to Marker Monday! Each Monday we will feature one of Nebraska’s hundreds of historical markers. If you’d like to see a specific marker featured, send an email to amanda.chait@nebraska.gov. Location:  Rural Nebraska 88, Bridgeport, Morrill County, Nebraska; 41.600513, -103.0994 Marker … Continue reading

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Half-Century of Historic Preservation

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, which was signed by President Lyndon Johnson in October 1966. The act was passed in response to the loss of historic buildings across the country during the postwar … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: The Skala Timber House

Welcome to Marker Monday! Each Monday we will feature one of Nebraska’s hundreds of historical markers. If you’d like to see a specific marker featured, send an email to amanda.chait@nebraska.gov. Location:  3rd St, Battle Creek, Madison County, Nebraska; 41.992849, -97.60052 Marker … Continue reading

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