May 2020

Saving Slickers

The staff in the Objects Lab at the Ford Center had an extraordinary challenge this year.  They were presented with a group of twelve archeological rubber raincoats, also known as slickers.  This group of rubber raincoats is part of the collection of the Steamboat Bertrand, shipwrecked in 1865 and excavated in 1969 in what is now De Soto Wildlife Refuge.

Marker Monday: Pawnee

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments in our state's past.

Today we're highlighting a marker that tells the story of a people that lived in what is now Nebraska for hundreds of years before white settlers arrived: the Pawnee.

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