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Real Nebraska Stories: Nebraska’s Post Office Murals

Now that all of our book titles are available at Amazon Prime, we’re highlighting a book a day to let you know about all the great Real Nebraska Stories that we offer. Buy your copies here. Nebraska’s Post Office Murals … 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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Omaha’s “Tragedy of Winter Quarters” Monument

More than 600 Mormon pioneers died in their Nebraska encampment during the winters of 1846-47 and 1847-48. The camp, called Winter Quarters, is the site of a monument in the Florence neighborhood of Omaha, commemorating their deaths through the sculpture … Continue reading

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Historic Detail in Minden’s Depression-Era Art

In a previous post on the NSHS blog, we told you about Nebraska’s twelve post office murals, as presented in Robert  Puschendorf’s new book Nebraska’s Post Office Murals: Born of the Depression, Fostered by the New Deal. One of the … Continue reading

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An Artist’s View of the Fort Robinson Prisoner of War Camp

During World War II there were 126 Prisoner of War (PW) camps in the United States. Fort Robinson, Nebraska had one of these camps. By the end of the war, this camp consisted of 160 temporary buildings, and housed three … Continue reading

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Nebraska’s New Deal Art

For those of you who were unable to make it to the Nebraska History Museum last year for the exhibit entitled, “For the People: Nebraska’s New Deal Art,” we have some good news! These works of art are now available … Continue reading

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George A. Joslyn of Omaha

  George Joslyn. From Arthur C. Wakeley’s Omaha, the Gate City, and Douglas County, Nebraska (Chicago, 1917). The name of George A. Joslyn (1846-1916) is connected with two of Omaha’s most notable structures: his opulent residence, often referred to as “The … Continue reading

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Omaha’s Shocking Nineteenth-Century Art

In 1890 a young man named Carey Judson Warbington picked up a chair and began smashing a painting that hung in an Omaha gallery. The painting was Return of Spring by William Adolphe Bouguereau, in which Spring is personified by … Continue reading

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Lazy Days of Summer

RG2836.PH189 (left) Are you enjoying your summer as much as the boys in this photograph? This image was captured in about 1915 by Emanuel Wolfe.  Surprisingly, Wolfe was not a professional photographer. He owned and operated a successful dry goods … Continue reading

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