Monthly Archives: June 2016

What Is It Wednesday: June 29 REVEALED – 140 year old bagel

“What Is It Wednesday” Revealed – every Wednesday we post an unusual artifact from our collections and encourage viewers to guess the object. Description: Members of the Urbach family of Sutton, Nebraska, are said to have brought bagels with them … Continue reading

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What Is It Wednesday: June 29 – Crusty old circle

Welcome to “What Is It Wednesday”! We’ll post a photo of an unusual artifact from our collections every Wednesday morning. Post your guess in the comments, and share when you figure out what it is! We’ll identify the artifact and … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Chadron-Chicago Cowboy Race

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. The Chadron-Chicago Cowby Race ended 123 years ago today. Some … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Rare Photos from a Troubled Time Featured in Newest NSHS Book

Last Days of Red Cloud Agency: Rare Photos from a Troubled Time In the final year of his life, longtime NSHS curator Thomas R. Buecker investigated and wrote about a newly-uncovered collection of photographs which illustrate a major turning point … Continue reading

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What Is It Wednesday – June 22 REVEALED – Delusion Mousetrap

Every Wednesday, we post a photo of an unusual artifact from our collections. Thanks to everyone who guessed! While this particular artifact is not on exhibit, please visit the newly-renovated Nebraska History Museum at 15th and P Streets to engage … Continue reading

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What Is It Wednesday: June 22 – Wood and metal doohicky with holes

Welcome to “What Is It Wednesday”! We’ll post a photo of an unusual artifact from our collections every Wednesday morning. Post your guess in the comments, and share when you figure out what it is! We’ll identify the artifact and … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: St. John’s

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. Location: 101-199 N John St, Jackson, Dakota County, Nebraska Marker … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Our People, Our Land, Our Images Indigenous Photography Exhibition Now Open

Opportunities to view indigenous peoples through the eyes of indigenous photographers are rare and recent. “Our People, Our Land, Our Images,” on display June 16-August 11 at the Nebraska History Museum in Lincoln, presents the works of three generations of … Continue reading

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What Is It Wednesday: June 15 – Wig Mold

Welcome to “What is It Wednesday – REVEALED”! Thanks to everyone who guessed!             11458-1 Wig Mold Hinged door on side allows interior to be storage for wig care tools.

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What Is It Wednesday: June 15 – Black round thingy with hinges, hooks, and clamp

Welcome to “What Is It Wednesday”! We’ll post a photo of an unusual artifact from our collections every Wednesday morning. Post your guess in the comments, and share when you figure out what it is! We’ll identify the artifact and … Continue reading

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