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What Is It Wednesday Revealed – July 20 – Luella’s Lightning Shoe

Yesterday we changed up What Is It Wednesday. This artifact is obviously a shoe, so instead we asked: what KIND of shoe? In other words, why is this random shoe a part of our collections? The answer: This is a … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Barbara and Ralph Fox Photo Exhibit

Today we’re highlighting one of the new exhibits at the newly-renovated Nebraska History Museum. “American Dreams in the Cold War: Photos by Barbara and Ralph Fox” is dedicated entirely to the photography work of UNL alumni Barbara and Ralph Fox. … Continue reading

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Our Collections Database Has a New Look!

If you haven’t recently searched our online database for photograph and museum collections, give it a try to see what’s new. The database has a new look and new search features. Our online database continues to grow by leaps and … Continue reading

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2014’s Top Viewed Records from the NSHS Online Archives

As we look back on 2014, one of our favorite things to do here at the NSHS is to see which items from our archives spoke the loudest to the people of Nebraska and beyond. Our year-end statistics from PastPerfect … Continue reading

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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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The Delzell Family of Peru, Nebraska

William Newton Delzell (1868-1940) was Dean of the Nebraska State Normal School in Peru, Nemaha County, Nebraska, from 1921 until his retirement in 1938. Although he was born in Indiana, he was a Peru man to the marrow. He graduated … Continue reading

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Previous Blog Posts Restored!

Blog posts from 2010-2013 are once again up and searchable! After our server was ruined by an electrical storm, posts from earlier than June 2013 were temporarily lost. We were able to recover most of them and re-post them online. … Continue reading

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Nebraska’s Unlikely Landscapes

A rocky outcrop is covered with small round cacti. Wide dusty badlands look like a backdrop for a Wild West movie. High rocky bluffs make the landscape below look miniature. It may come as a surprise to many (even Nebraskans!) … Continue reading

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A Pan of Fudge

NSHS RG2266-4 (above) Six girls and their bemused-looking chaperone posed for this photograph in a pennant-bedecked room, possibly at York College, York, Nebraska, in about 1910. Many food historians trace the origins of fudge to the dormitories of Ivy League … 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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