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Memorial Stadium turns 100

By David L. Bristow, Editor April 26, 2023   What’s the proper way to break ground for the new home of the Cornhuskers? With a team and a plow, of ...

Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission Selects Artist for Malcolm X Bust

10/10/23 The Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission and the Nebraska Arts Council have selected Nathan Murray of Lincoln to design and create the bust of Malcolm X, ...

Nebraska and the resettlement of displaced persons after World War II, part 3

This is the third of a three-part series. The entire article appears in the Fall 2023 issue of Nebraska History Magazine. You can receive four issues a year of Nebraska ...

Nebraska and the resettlement of displaced persons after World War II, part 2

This is the second of a three-part series. The entire article appears in the Fall 2023 issue of Nebraska History Magazine. You can receive four issues a year of Nebraska ...

Lending a Helping Hand: Social Settlement of Omaha

Founded in 1908, the Social Settlement of Omaha was created to help immigrant families acclimate to American life. To participate in the settlement, at least one ...

Nebraska and the resettlement of displaced persons after World War II, part 1

This is the first of three-part series. The entire article appears in the Fall 2023 issue of Nebraska History Magazine. You can receive four issues a year of ...

Marker Monday: Evelyn Sharp

Marker Text Evelyn Genevieve Sharp was Nebraska’s best-known aviatrix during her eight-year career. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Sharp and was born ...

The Massacre Canyon Oral History and Archeology Project

By Matt Reed, Pawnee Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, and Dave Williams, Nebraska State Archeologist In the spring of 2021, discussions arose between the ...

Lest We Forget: The Lynching of Will Brown, Omaha’s 1919 Race Riot

A riot-crazed mob stormed the burning Douglas County Courthouse on September 28, 1919, and lynched an African American, Will Brown. The victim, accused of raping a white ...

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