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A Dugout Flood

03/01/2021

Imagine yourself as a pioneer living in a hole in the ground. Now imagine that floodwater is rising toward the ceiling. Welcome to rural Boone County in 1873.

Turkey Day in Holdrege

03/01/2021

We have film of live turkeys being thrown from a rooftop in Holdrege in 1939. The Turkey Day promotion had a simple rule: any turkey you caught was yours to cook for Thanksgiving dinner.

Objects Conservator Rebecca Cashman

Ford Conservation Center: Stabilizing Shattering Silk

02/28/2021

We knew we couldn’t halt the rapid degradation of the silk, but luckily there was a simple way to salvage what remained and prevent further loss of original material.  

Near-beer and cone-topped cans: The Columbus (Nebraska) Brewing Company

02/25/2021

Columbus Brewing Company was the last brewery outside of Omaha when it ceased production in 1954. It produced several local brands of beer, and survived Prohibition by brewing "near beer."

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Northwest corner 13th and Douglas, Omaha, August 1868

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Northwest corner 13th and Douglas, Omaha, August 1868

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