Monthly Archives: August 2016

What Is It Wednesday – August 31 – Scaly Brown Hollow Thing

Welcome to “What Is It Wednesday”! This week marks the last segment of “What Is It Wednesday” for a while, so make sure you try a guess! Check in next Wednesday for our new segment, “Wild Weather Wednesdays.” This is … Continue reading

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Timeline Tuesday: Cambridge vs. Omaha Tech for State Football Title, 1924

Welcome to our weekly series, “Timeline Tuesday.” Every Tuesday, we’ll post a brief Nebraska history story. The late NSHS historian and Nebraska History Associate Editor Jim Potter authored these columns, which are also printed in newspapers around the state. Cornhusker … Continue reading

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See our new temporary exhibits before they’re gone – The Great War and Food Will Win the War

                                A hundred years ago Nebraskans were on the verge of becoming involved in what would become known as “The Great War.” Now Nebraskans have … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Post South Loup Fork – a.k.a “Fort Banishment”

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: 43847-43917 Nebraska 2, Ravenna, Buffalo County, Nebraska; 41.010822, -98.89572 … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Helen Keller Shocked at Nebraska’s Poor Financial Assistance for the Blind

It’s 1947, and the Nebraska legislature has not passed funding for the education and rehabilitation of people with vision loss for twenty-five years. Who are you going to call? You call the “nationally famous deaf and blind authoress and lecturess” … Continue reading

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What Is It Wednesday REVEALED – August 24 – Salimeter

“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 at 15th & … Continue reading

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The Indians as I Knew Them by Grace Stenberg Parsons – Memories of the Genoa Indian School

This manuscript was written by Grace Stenberg Parsons. As the daughter of the blacksmithing instructor at the Genoa Indian School in Genoa, Nebraska, Parsons observed the young Native American children who attended the school on a daily basis from 1907-1911. … Continue reading

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What Is It Wednesday – August 24 – Glass Tube With Weird Sphere At Bottom

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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Timeline Tuesday: Nebraska’s Dog and Pony Show

Welcome to our new weekly series, “Timeline Tuesday.” Every Tuesday, we’ll post a brief Nebraska history story. The late NSHS historian and Nebraska History Associate Editor Jim Potter authored these columns, which are also printed in newspapers around the state. … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Phelps 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. Location: 701-749 5th Ave, Holdrege, Phelps County, Nebraska; 40.439180, -99.37061 … Continue reading

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