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Funny, Weird, and Aggressively Wholesome: Valentine’s Day Cards in Our Collections

Funny, Weird, and Aggressively Wholesome: Valentine’s Day Cards in Our Collections

Valentine's Day cards come in a variety of types. They can be sweet, funny, or just plain strange. It's Valentine's Day and we've been looking through our collections ...
The Cartoons of Herbert Johnson

The Cartoons of Herbert Johnson

By Deb Arenz, Associate Director, Collections (From Nebraska History News, July-August-September 2014) John Falter, featured in a 2012-13 Nebraska History Museum ...
Marker Monday: DeWitty – An African American Settlement in the Sandhills

Marker Monday: DeWitty – An African American Settlement in the Sandhills

Spread out along the North Loup River west of here, DeWitty, later known as Audacious, was the largest and longest-lasting African American settlement in rural ...

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History Nebraska was founded in 1878 as the Nebraska State Historical Society by citizens who recognized Nebraska was going through great changes and they sought to record the stories of both indigenous and immigrant peoples. It was designated a state institution and began receiving funds from the legislature in 1883. Legislation in 1994 changed History Nebraska from a state institution to a state agency. The division is headed by Interim Director and CEO Jill Dolberg. They are assisted by an administrative staff responsible for financial and personnel functions, museum store services, security, and facilities maintenance for History Nebraska.
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