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What We Found

John Barzynski

When the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad settled its controversy over taxes on its lands in Nebraska counties, one of the terms of settlement was the company's ...

Cigar Manufacturing in Grand Island

Cigarmaking, although never a leading Nebraska industry, was present in the state from early days. By 1869 there were 28 cigar makers in the state; by 1900 there were ...

Civilian Conservation Corps

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps across the nation provided employment and vocational training for thousands of young men from 1933 to 1943. President Franklin D. ...

The Civil War and Nebraska, 1861

This year marks the sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the beginning of the American Civil War on April 12, 1861, the date when Confederate forces opened fire on ...

Henry T. Clarke

Henry Tefft Clarke, pioneer legislator, freighter, and bridge builder, settled in Bellevue, Nebraska, in 1855. He became a steamboat agent at Bellevue and later began a ...

The Class of ’73

Each autumn, Nebraska schools, colleges, and universities schedule "homecoming," a chance for alumni to return and remember old times. In the fall of 1929, the ...

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History Nebraska was founded in 1878 as the Nebraska State Historical Society by citizens who recognized Nebraska was going through great changes and they sought to record the stories of both indigenous and immigrant peoples. It was designated a state institution and began receiving funds from the legislature in 1883. Legislation in 1994 changed History Nebraska from a state institution to a state agency. The division is headed by Interim Director and CEO Jill Dolberg. They are assisted by an administrative staff responsible for financial and personnel functions, museum store services, security, and facilities maintenance for History Nebraska.
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