When this document arrived at our Ford Conservation Center, it was in pretty rough shape. Thankfully, Hilary LeFevere, our expert Paper Conservator at the Ford Center, was able to do the hard task of properly conserving this piece of Nebraska history.
Is it possible to find a “new” Solomon Butcher photo in circulation? A Lincoln man recently discovered that it is
"I guess there ain’t any end to Omaha,” wrote sixteen-year-old Frisby Rasp in a letter to his parents in 1888. “You can walk till you are tired out in any direction you choose, and the houses are as thick as ever….” Rasp's letters show us how the city looked, sounded, and smelled to an 1880s farm boy.
Museums all over the internet are trying to brighten everyone's day with #MuseumSunshine. Most of the stuff is over on Twitter, but we wanted to bring it over here to share it with you!
World War I killed some 15 to 19 million people, but the flu epidemic of 1918 was far worse. As the flu raged around the world, Nebraska communities responded.
Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments, places in our state's past.
Today, we're highlighting the newest member of the historical marker family. The Grand Island Veterans Home marker was installed just last week!
Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments, places, and people in our state's past.
Today we're focusing on a marker that tells the story of one of the worst storms in Nebraska history, which struck on this day in 1837.
Front St., Petersburg, Boone County, Nebraska; 41.855964, -98.08386
On January 1, 1863, Daniel Freeman filed the one of the first claims under the Homestead Act of 1862 in what is now Beatrice, Nebraska. When the Freemans built a cabin there, they became known as "America's First Homestead Family". The site of Freeman's claim is now Homestead National Monument of America, a unit of the National Park Service.