Monthly Archives: July 2016

Flashback Friday Encore: Lemoyne Veterans Honored

Last week we showcased a poem and a recent addition to our collections, the Cora Baumann collection.  See last week’s post here – Flashback Friday Encore: Town of Lemoyne Sacrificed for Lake McConaughy, 1941 This is another gem from that … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Shelton Farm Girl Remembers the WWII North Platte Canteen

April 1 of this year marked the seventieth anniversary of the closing of the North Platte Canteen. The canteen served over six million World War II service men and women traveling on the Union Pacific railroad between December 25, 1941, … Continue reading

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What Is It Wednesday REVEALED – July 27 – Collar Hook

“What Is It Wednesday” Revealed – every Wednesday we post an unusual artifact from our collections and encourage viewers to guess the object. While this object is not on display, please visit the newly-renovated Nebraska History Museum to see interesting … Continue reading

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What Is It Wednesday – July 27 – Skinny metal stick with a loopy deal

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: Nebraska 4-H Clubs Began in York County

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. County fair season is in full swing across Nebraska, so … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday Encore: Town of Lemoyne Sacrificed for Lake McConaughy, 1941

This year marks 75 years since the the completion of Kingsley Dam and the creation of Lake McConaughy just north of Ogallala, Nebraska. Several different festivities are happening this weekend to commemorate the anniversary. For information about events happening this … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Employee Spotlight – The NSHS ‘Lady MacGyver’ Exhibits Curator

What will you be when you grow up if you have the soul of a poet, the hands of a carpenter, and the heart of a storyteller? An exhibits curator, of course. “There’s an old saying to look at the … Continue reading

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What Is It Wednesday Revealed – July 20 – Luella’s Lightning Shoe

Yesterday we changed up What Is It Wednesday. This artifact is obviously a shoe, so instead we asked: what KIND of shoe? In other words, why is this random shoe a part of our collections? The answer: This is a … Continue reading

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What Is It Wednesday – July 20: If The Shoe Fits

Today we’re changing up What Is It Wednesday. This artifact is obviously a shoe, so we’re not asking you what it is. Instead we’re asking: what KIND of shoe? In other words, why is this random shoe a part of … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Logan Fontenelle

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: Front St., Petersburg, Boone County, Nebraska; 41.855964, -98.08386 Marker … Continue reading

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