The Objects Lab at the Ford Center recently treated a interesting frame for a painting of Logan Fontenelle. It is a large, wooden frame for the portrait by artist William Andrew Mackay. Logan Fontenelle, or Shon-ga-ska (White Horse), was the last ruling Chief of the Omaha Tribe. He was the son of Me-um-bane, the daughter of chief Big Elk, and Lucien Fontenelle, a French-American fur trader from New Orleans.
In 1921, an REO Speed Wagon truck could take you from Omaha to Denver in 20 hours over bumpy dirt roads. In 1980, REO Speedwagon the band could take a song to the top of the charts.
Husker fans love arguing about whether the 1971 or 1955 championship team was the greatest in school history. But one year the Cornhuskers went undefeated, untied, and unscored upon. When was it?
Harold Mauck lived life in the fast lane. His documentation of Nebraska's post-WWII stock car racing culture is featured heavily in the upcoming Nebraska History Museum exhibit Start Your Engines.
Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past. Today we focus on a tragic story of a training exercise gone wrong in the skies over Milligan, Nebraska
Foot racing was a popular sport in 1890s Nebraska. Sometimes things could get a little shady, like when a local favorite beat a supposedly famous competitor and walked away with $600.
History Nebraska is pleased to announce that six Nebraska locations have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Omaha Drummond Motor Company, Omaha Firestone Tire and Rubber Building, Grand Island VA Hospital, O’Neill Carnegie Library, Bartley Sales Barn, and a county line bridge in Cherry County were considered and selected by the National Parks Service for listing. In addition to the new listings, the Fairacres Historic District in Omaha was amended to include a supplemental building to its current listing.
Soon after the end of the Civil War, Texas cattle began making their way north to Omaha. At first, the herds were 500 strong but by 1875 a herd of 4000 was fairly common.
When the so-called Lightning Line arrived in Brownville and connected Nebraska to the world, residents celebrated speeches, a parade, and a wine-fueled afterparty.
Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past. Today, we're focusing on someone many Nebraskans recognize: General George Armstrong Custer.