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Marker Monday: Solon H. Borglum “Sculptor of the Prairie”

  Marker Text Solon H. Borglum (1868-1922), son of Danish Mormon emigrants, was a world-famous sculptor. From 1885 until 1893, Solon ran his father’s cattle ...

Nebraska’s First Major League Player

1893: After spending years playing in the minor leagues, Falls City native Charles Abbey makes his major league debut. (more…)

Norfolk’s WJAG and the Roots of Political Talk Radio

Does political talk radio go too far? And does a station have a responsibility to present opposing points of view? In 1946, Norfolk, Neb., radio station WJAG had its ...

Pershing for President

As a commander of US forces, Gen. John J. Pershing was to be a major contender for the 1920 Republican presidential nomination, but his Nebraska-based campaign failed ...

From Territory to Today: Nebraska Governor’s Records Digitization Project

From territory to statehood, agriculture to railroads, the early governors of Nebraska oversaw an explosive period of growth and change. Each of Nebraska’s early ...

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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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