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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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How a coat once buried in a German backyard made it to Nebraska

Today is National Holocaust Remembrance Day. While the Holocaust might seem many decades and thousands of miles from 2016 Nebraska, we preserve objects and memories so people in the present will not forget the horror and injustice of the past. … Continue reading

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Brown Bag Lecture: The Job of an Archivist: Meeting a Fascinating Nebraskan, Frank Shoemaker

The Nebraska State Historical Society’s Brown Bag History Forum returns to the Nebraska History Museum, Centennial Mall at P Street, this Thursday, April 21 at 12 noon. University of Nebraska-Lincoln archivist Mary Ellen Ducey will present, “Meeting Frank Shoemaker,” her … Continue reading

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A.E. Sheldon and the Nebraska State Historical Society

Addison E. Sheldon, who led the Nebraska State Historical Society from 1917 to 1943, was a pivotal figure in the organization’s history. When he became superintendent (as Society directors were called then), the Society had no easily accessible museum, published … Continue reading

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Nebraska History Museum-on-the-Move Offers Programs Around Town

The Nebraska History Museum may be closing (on September 1) for renovation, but there are plenty of ways for you and your families to experience the great educational opportunities the Museum has to offer through its new Museum on the … 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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Nebraska’s Bones

Erwin Barbour’s family was very interested in old bones! From discovery to display, the family was a central part of Nebraska paleontology, expanding knowledge of the state’s fossils and making possible the University of Nebraska State Museum at Morrill Hall. … Continue reading

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Upcoming Talk and Signing for New Book on Nov. 17

NSHS has released a new book, and you could get it signed! A Brave Soldier & Honest Gentleman: Lt. James E. H. Foster in the West, 1873-1881 features the never before published journal and illustrations of junior officer James Foster, … 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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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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