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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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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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The NSHS gives back

As we are all painfully aware, a number of communities across Nebraska were devastated this season by catastrophic tornadoes, most notably Pilger and Beaver Crossing. In the aftermath of these terrible misfortunes, Nebraskans joined together in order to provide support … Continue reading

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Treasures from the Nebraska History Museum in Nebraska History News

For the past two years we’ve been featuring “Treasures from Nebraska Museums” in Nebraska History News, the Nebraska State Historical Society’s quarterly newsletter, and in small exhibits at the Nebraska History Museum. This project was a lot of fun, and … Continue reading

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The Corner Drugstore, 1934

One of the joys of the extensive NSHS photo collection is the inevitability of stumbling upon interesting photos that have nothing to do with what you’re actually looking for. (This is one reason we have a blog.) Here’s a scene … Continue reading

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Why Are These Boys Laughing?

NSHS RG716-31-1 (above) Frederick Blaine Humphrey, who photographed these laughing boys about 1915, was born in New York State in 1876, came to Lincoln with his family as a child, and took a law degree from the University of Nebraska … Continue reading

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Fun and Games

With the temperature hovering around 100 degrees this week here in Lincoln, I’m reminded of similar hot summer days growing up on the farm. My brother and I spent many a summer day playing games in front of the window … Continue reading

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