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Grace Crandall Richardson: Nebraska’s Persistent Suffragist

By Breanna Fanta, Editorial Assistant   Scrapbooks often hold sentimental value, but for historians like Amy Helene Forss, they can serve as primary sources by ...

An Old Carnegie Reimagined as a New Home for the Arts

It’s hard to imagine a world without free access to the unlimited knowledge offered by public libraries. But at the beginning of the twentieth century, this was not the ...

Pierce Repurposes Carnegie Library into Event Center

Wragge’s advice for the 57 remaining Carnegie Libraries in Nebraska is to keep them, “There will never be another building like it and when it is gone, it’s gone.” When ...

North Platte Transforms Carnegie Library into Children’s Museum

It’s hard to imagine a world without free access to the unlimited knowledge offered by public libraries. But at the beginning of the twentieth century, this was not the ...

Don’t Let Women Vote If You Want to Keep Drinking

If you let women vote, will they take away your beer? There was a time when many Nebraska men feared their wives and daughters would do just that. (more…)

Nebraska Archeological Expeditions of…. Expeditions

In addition to a world-wide pandemic, social justice protests, murder hornets, western wildfires, and coin shortages, 2020 is also the 300th anniversary of the 1720 ...

Omaha Airfield Challenging Radios in Planes

As an emerging invention in the early 1920s, radios became popular as entertainment and as a means of communication. The potential use of radios in airplanes intrigued ...

Oreapolis: Nebraska’s Ghost Town

In the 1850s, Nebraska was a newly-established US territory whose only towns lay along the Missouri River. Many of the new settlements were little more than “paper ...

World War II Casualties

Of the millions of World War II deaths, 3,626 were Nebraska natives. Of those, 114 had ties to Buffalo County. Historian Mark R. Ellis of the University of Nebraska at ...

Virtual Dia de los Muertos 2020

On November 1st experience the excitement and discover the meaning of El Dia de los Muertos, (the Day of the Dead), virtually. (more…)

KGCH Wayne Hospital Radio

Dr. A. S. Lutgen, a Wayne local, established the town's first hospital in the early 1900's. During the radio rave of the 1920's, he bought a ship "radio telephone" with ...

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