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Marker Monday: The Villasur Expedition, 1720

Marker Location Villasur Expedition, 1720  Historical Marker, Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska View this marker's location. Marker Text In June 1720, a ...

Marker Monday: Nebraska City

  Location 2120-2182 State Highway 2 Bus, Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska View this marker's location 40.673479, -95.87219 Marker Text Permanent ...

Marker Monday: Pawnee Villages

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments in our state's past. Today we're highlighting a marker near the location of the last Pawnee ...

Flashback Friday: Weird Laws-Busted for Ugliness

  The Lincoln Police Department has a history page on its website (including a lot of material they found at our K Street Government Records ...

Flashback Friday: The First Frisbee Competition in Lincoln, 1957

    You may have had one of these as a kid, a classic Wham-O Frisbee. Nebraska played a role in the history of this popular toy. In 1957, Lincoln hosted what ...

Game Day: Nebraska vs. Notre Dame, Part 2

the history nebraska blogThe November 10 game was a classic. Nebraska upset Notre Dame 14-7. Between 1922 and 1924, Notre Dame Coach Knute Rockne’s legendary “Four ...

Flashback Friday: Omaha’s Bus Boycott of 1952-54

Years before the famous Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott of 1955-56, a group of Omahans led a bus boycott of their own. In this case, the target was the Omaha and ...

Flashback Friday: Where Is Hidden Paradise?

"Bathing Beauties" in 1930. Heritage House collections, Long Pine, Nebraska   What did rural Nebraska travel and recreation look like in the early-to-mid ...

Timeline Tuesday: Electioneering in 1897

John M. Thurston was the featured speaker at the Republican state convention in 1897. From Alfred T. Andreas, History of the State of Nebraska (1882).     ...

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About History Nebraska
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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