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Actor Robert Taylor testifies before House Committee on Un-American Activities, 1947

Born in Filley, Nebraska in 1911, Spangler Arlington Brugh became one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars, known to audiences as Robert Taylor. The United States and ...

Pawnee Archeology – Collection of Artifacts and Research

Nebraska archeology is well known for its collection of Pawnee-related artifacts and research. The Pawnee (or the ‘Chaticks-si-Chaticks’ as they call themselves) ...

Senator Joseph McCarthy attacks President Truman on Omaha radio, 1951

“You are not fooling anyone by screaming that McCarthy is lying,” said Sen. Joseph McCarthy into a KFAB microphone on August 24, 1951. He was addressing President Harry ...

Senator Wherry’s 1950 campaign to fire gay federal employees

Elected to the US Senate in 1942 (by defeating George Norris), Kenneth Wherry of Pawnee City briefly became one of the most prominent Republicans in the Senate before ...

Fort Robinson Photograph: “White as Any White Person”

A photograph recently added to History Nebraska’s collection caught historians’ interest. Capturing a street view of the officers’ barracks at Fort Robinson during the ...

History Nebraska Plate Pandemonium

In 2023, History Nebraska will create new license plates that can be purchased for your vehicle. We've come up with a lot of cool designs, but need your help to figure ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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