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What Is It Wednesday: June 15 – Wig Mold

Welcome to “What is It Wednesday – REVEALED”! Thanks to everyone who guessed!             11458-1 Wig Mold Hinged door on side allows interior to be storage for wig care tools.

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How is this varnish can tied to the founding of Lincoln?

The NSHS recently acquired this artifact for its collections. It is an Autograph brand pure oil can from Western Glass and Paint Company, circa 1910. Western Glass was organized in 1890 by Thomas P. Kennard, one of the founders of … Continue reading

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New Archeology at Fort Robinson

Visitors to Fort Robinson State Park (near Nebraska’s northwest corner) see many original structures as well as replicas of important buildings that were torn down in the past. Recent archeological work by the NSHS will make a new reconstruction project … Continue reading

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Treasures from Nebraska Museums

The NSHS works hard to collect and preserve Nebraska history, but we don’t do it alone. Historical organizations and museums dot our ninety-three counties and contain many treasures. To support their work in preserving our collective history, we’ve started a … Continue reading

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Collecting the Here and Now

As I mentioned in a blog post a few weeks back about a Superman comic book, the Nebraska State Historical Society collects and cares for hundreds of thousands of items not all of which are particularly old.  We feel it … Continue reading

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Superman Comes to Omaha . . .er, Lincoln

The Nebraska State Historical Society collects and cares for hundreds of thousands of items.  Not surprisingly, many are quite old.  We aren’t, however, neglecting the present.  Although it can be difficult to determine today what will have historical relevance one … Continue reading

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Treasures from Nebraska Museums

The NSHS works hard to collect and preserve Nebraska history, but we don’t do it alone. Historical organizations and museums dot our ninety-three counties and contain many treasures. To support their work in preserving our collective history, we’ve started a … Continue reading

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Go Big with Buttons

Cape, jacket, and skirt made by Nettie Vertrovsky of Crete and covered with buttons from her collection. (NSHS 7329-4,5) (at right). I like the saying “Go Big or Go Home.”  To me it means if you’re going to do something … Continue reading

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The Value of a Simple Work Shirt

Think about the clothes you save–what are they?  Chances are your family saves things like wedding dresses, christening gowns, military uniforms and other fancy or formal attire.  These get handed down for a few generations (maybe) and sometimes are eventually … Continue reading

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A Prisoner’s Plea

The Society has a large collection of Nebraska-made/Nebraska-themed sheet music.  While cataloging some a few weeks back I came across two pieces that piqued my interest–mainly because the composers were identified only by their prisoner numbers. This sheet music has … Continue reading

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