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What We Found

Angel DeCora Portrait – Ford Conservation Center

One of the most important Native American artists of the early 20th century was born in Nebraska. Angel DeCora was born on May 3, 1871, on the Winnebago ...

Malcolm X Selected to Nebraska Hall of Fame

September 12, 2022 The Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission today selected Malcolm Little, also known as Malcolm X and El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, as the next member of the ...

Frank James a Thanksgiving Star at Norfolk

Frank James. NSHS RG2316-44 Thanksgiving Day in Norfolk in 1904 was marked not only by religious services and family dinners, but by the “amusement feature of the day,” ...

Emily Fontenelle’s Fancy Handbag

This handbag reflects Emily Fontenelle’s mixed-race Pawnee heritage and her nineteenth- and twentieth-century lifetime. She donated the bag to History Nebraska in ...

Rural Nebraska Historic Preservation Grant

The Rural Nebraska Historic Preservation (RNHP) program will provide grants to owners of historic properties in rural Nebraska communities. The program is funded through ...

BLIXT Presents Not Too Far Distant

“It’s almost unbelievable that anyone could be hardened to the point of doing the brutal things they did…” A young man from the midwest is sent to war, carrying with ...

Taking Care of Business: Women Leading the Way

Join us for an evening of fun discussion featuring women leaders in business, past and present, and the lessons we can learn from these stories. Guests include Kylie ...

Grand Grocery, 1942

Color photography was still relatively rare and expensive in 1942 when photographer John Vachon stopped at the Grand Grocery at 1000 P Street in downtown Lincoln. ...

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