TV was full of protesters demonstrating everywhere, sometimes setting fires and breaking windows. What was happening to our country? I’ve been asking that same question frequently recently as I flash back to 1968, my senior year at UNL. Forget any romantic nonsense about the ’60’s. Here’s what that year was like for me and my friends.
Photo: The Flying Baldwins were a popular feature of the Walter Savidge Amusement Company. History Nebraska RG1667-1-15
Years ago, the peak of Nebraska summer entertainment came with the Walter Savidge Amusement Company as it pulled into the depot aboard its twenty-car, red-and-yellow Pullman train. The Wayne-based traveling show and carnival toured Nebraska and surrounding states from 1906 to 1941.
Someday a historian will write a Nebraska History article examining the George Floyd protests in our state. In the meantime we can look to the past to better understand the present.
Seward is known across Nebraska as the 4th of July City. Since 1868 they have sponsored a yearly 4th of July celebration nearly every year.
1290-1292 Road 41, Bellwood, Butler County, Nebraska
Have you ever wondered what the archeologists at History Nebraska do when the weather does not permit field work? We've got the answer right here.
Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past. Today we focus on the childhood home of Ward Bond, an actor who appeared in over 250 movies in 30 years.
A piece recently treated at the Ford Center is this study for a mural entitled Swing Landscape by artist Stuart Davis. Davis was a New York artist who studied under Nebraska-raised artist Robert Henri. The mural was commissioned by the Works Progress Administration for a housing project in Brooklyn, New York and depicts the Gloucester, Massachusetts, waterfront. Influenced by jazz, radio, film and consumer products in America, Stuart’s work makes use of vibrant colors, rhythm and abstract shapes. The mural is an oil on canvas that measures approxim
Potter Depot Museum. 845 Front Street, Potter, Cheyenne County, Nebraska
Marion Marsh Brown grew up in a hurry. She published her first story at age 10 and graduated from high school at age 14. Her beloved father died when she was a 15-year-old freshman at the Nebraska State Teacher’s College (today’s Peru State). She went on to become a writer of fiction for young readers, and Nebraska history played a prominent role in many of her stories.