Monthly Archives: March 2016

NSHS Archeology Division Co-hosts the Flint Hills Archeology Conference

The NSHS Archeology Division co-hosted the 38th Flint Hills Archeology Conference along with the US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District. The meeting was held March 25 and 26 at the Natural Resources District Office at Wehrspan Lake in southwest … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Easter Blizzard of 1873

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. Easter was yesterday and a large part of Nebraska celebrated … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Highway Archeology Employee Spotlight

We’re introducing a new feature of our blog called “Employee Spotlight.” Four times a year, we’ll interview a NSHS employee and showcase their projects and explain the work they’re doing to collect, preserve, and share Nebraska’s history. Nolan Johnson is … Continue reading

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National Preservation Act Celebrating 50th Year

LR458, a resolution to acknowledge the 50th year of the National Historic Preservation Act, was passed March 9 by the Nebraska State Legislature. The Act authorized the establishment of the major federal historic preservation programs and participation at the state … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Spring Ranche

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. Yesterday was the first day of spring, so today we … Continue reading

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Photographers and the Plains Indian

August 31, 2014 was the last time the Nebraska History Museum opened its doors.  After nineteen months of renovations, the Nebraska History Museum will reopen April 1,2016. One of the four new exhibits at the museum is the ““Photographers and … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Early Irrigation in Cheyenne County

Happy Nebraska Ag Week! In honor of this week, when Nebraska celebrates the past, present, and future of the ag industry in our state, this Marker Monday is dedicated to a very important part of Nebraska’s ag history – Nebraska’s … Continue reading

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Frederick Douglass descendant visits NSHS and meets a piece of his ancestor

Kenneth B. Morris Jr., the great-great-great-grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great- great-grandson of Booker T. Washington, visited the Nebraska State Historical Society on Thursday, March 10. His visit was part of a larger Nebraska tour where he spoke to … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Nebraska’s Good Roads Movement

“A chain is no stronger than its weakest link and a road is a little better than its deepest mud hole.” – Isaac B. Potter, The Gospel of Good Roads, 1981 Nebraska’s earliest roads were unmarked trails across the countryside. … Continue reading

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Are your county’s historic treasures represented in Nebraska’s 150th year of statehood photo competition?

We’re looking for photographs! Help your county showcase the great landmarks and historic sites in your region! The Hildegard Center for the Arts, in partnership with the Nebraska State Historical Society and the Nebraska Tourism Commission, is calling on photographers … Continue reading

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