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Marker Monday: The Neligh Mills

Location E 2nd St, Neligh, Antelope County, Nebraska View this marker's location 42.126537, -98.03115 Marker Text The Neligh Mills, built from locally fired brick in ...

Marker Monday: Crystal Lake

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past. Today we're focusing on a manmade lake that was once home to a huge ...

Flashback Friday: What’s more ghoulish than a historic mask of a long-dead celebrity?

What’s more ghoulish than a historic mask of a long-dead celebrity? Any mask of a long-dead celebrity with wrinkles, tears, missing ears, or discoloration – or at least ...

Timeline Tuesday: Sleighing Fun

  John Nelson's photograph of his sister, Hannah Nelson, and his niece, Alice Nelson Dahlesten, in a horse-drawn sleigh, about 1916-18. RG3542-6   When ...

Marker Monday: Axtell, Nebraska

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past. Today we're focusing on the village of Axtell, best known as the ...

Marker Monday: Sandhill Cranes

Marker ​Location 2000-2026 W Platte River Dr, Doniphan, Hall County, Nebraska View this marker's location. Marker Text The Big Bend of the Platte River in central ...

C. A. Sorensen and the Downfall of Omaha Crime Boss Tom Dennison

A crime boss by the name of Tom Dennison dominated Omaha for the first three decades of the twentieth century—until he crossed paths with Attorney General C. A. ...

The Legacy of Nebraska Exhibit

Nebraska celebrated 150 years of statehood in 2017.  “The Legacy of Nebraska: Paintings by Todd A. Williams” was open to the public on Statehood Day. Nebraska-born ...

Featured Site

Thomas P. Kennard State Historic Site, Nebraska's Statehood Memorial (25LC15) This house built in 1869 has gone through many changes. Archeology gave us information ...

Heritage Hero 2021 Recipients

The Heritage Hero Award was created by the History Nebraska Board of Trustees to recognize and thank local volunteers of history organizations around the state for their ...

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 ...

Object Collections Internship – Summer 2022

History Nebraska is seeking a summer intern in our collections department to carry out food product collections. The intern will research, photograph, and add essential ...

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