Author Archives: Lynne Ireland

“he will not last.long”

On March 4, 1887, the Nebraska Legislature passed a bill creating a “State Soldiers’ Home,” to be located in Grand Island. Its first Civil War veteran was admitted to the brand new facility in June of 1888. A Nebraska Veterans’ Home … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Nebraska Exhibit Opens 6:00 p.m. March 1

Exhibit Opening at Nebraska History Museum Nebraska will celebrate 150 years of statehood throughout 2017, but the birthday bash at the Nebraska History Museum in Lincoln starts at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 1.  “The Legacy of Nebraska: Paintings by Todd … Continue reading

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On This Day: Welcoming Displaced Persons

Governor Val Peterson, center, reviewing relief plans during the blizzard of 1949. On February 4, 1948, the Honorable Val Peterson, Governor of the State of Nebraska, formed a volunteer committee to study the needs and desires of the citizens of the … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Harvard Army Air Field

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:  100-148 E Walnut St, Harvard, Clay County, Nebraska; 40.618825, -98.09659 … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Bruning Army Air Field

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: Rural Nebraska 4, Bruning, Thayer County, Nebraska; 40.321558, -97.44751 Marker … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Malcolm X

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 amanda.chait@nebraska.gov.   Location:  3500-3598 N 34th Ave, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska; 41.290821, … Continue reading

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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 amanda.chait@nebraska.gov. Location:  2052 Nebraska 103, De Witt, Saline County, Nebraska; 40.406609, -96.95616 … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Courthouse and Jail Rocks

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 amanda.chait@nebraska.gov. Location:  Rural Nebraska 88, Bridgeport, Morrill County, Nebraska; 41.600513, -103.0994 Marker … Continue reading

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Half-Century of Historic Preservation

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, which was signed by President Lyndon Johnson in October 1966. The act was passed in response to the loss of historic buildings across the country during the postwar … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: The Skala Timber House

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 amanda.chait@nebraska.gov. Location:  3rd St, Battle Creek, Madison County, Nebraska; 41.992849, -97.60052 Marker … Continue reading

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