Monthly Archives: October 2016

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 kylie.kinley@nebraska.gov. In honor of Halloween, this Marker Monday is about a … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: The Knighthood of Youth Club Taught Nebraska Children to Avoid the “Grouchy Swamp”

Prior to the Boy Scouts, there were several youth organizations based on King Arthur and the Arthurian legend. One such organization was the Knighthood of Youth. Directed by the National Child Welfare Association, the Knighthood of Youth was intended for … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Caring for Your Home Videos

October is American Archives Month. Do you have home videos? Do you want to know how to preserve them? Check out NSHS Curator of Audiovisual Collection Curator Paul Eisoeffel’s 6 tips on how to take care of your home videos. … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Caring for Your Home Movie Films

October is American Archives Month. To help celebrate and educate, NSHS Curator of Audiovisual Collections Paul Eisloeffel has created 5 tips to help you care for your home movie films. Store your films in a cool, dry place, away from … Continue reading

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Timeline Tuesday: The Chicken Scourge of Lincoln

Town residents of one hundred or more years ago sometimes kept a garden, chickens, or even a cow on their property. J. D. Calhoun of the Lincoln Weekly Herald on April 12, 1890, recalled the difficulty of raising chickens and … Continue reading

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Intimate Book Talk-Signing for “Alexander Payne: His Journey in Film” on Nov. 5

Saturday, Nov. 5 from 3 to 4:30 pm @ Indigo Bridge Books in Lincoln, NE Details: Hope to see you at a great independent purveyor of literature, Indigo Bridge Books in Lincoln, for an intimate talk-signing Leo Adam Biga is … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: The 100th Meridian

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 Lincoln Hwy, Cozad, Dawson County, Nebraska; 40.856950, … Continue reading

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NSHS 2016 Awards Luncheon Results

Nebraska “history makers” gathered for the Nebraska State Historical Society awards luncheon on Friday, October 14, at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln. You can read about the award winners and their contributions to Nebraska history in the following paragraphs. ROBERT … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Frontier Acres Museum and a Historian 4-Her

  Hannah Spiehs is an award-winning historian, animated storyteller, and a dedicated researcher of Nebraska history. She’s also an 11-year-old sixth grader at Aurora Middle School in Hamilton County. Hannah was the recipient of a Nebraska State Historical Society Certificate … Continue reading

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5 Things Damaging Your Photographs

Your family’s heirloom photographs are special treasures. Taking proper care of them is an important responsibility. Here are a few things to watch for and suggestions on how to protect your family photographs. Temperature & Humidity: Relative humidity is the … Continue reading

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