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Swabbing the Decks

Seventy-five years ago, the USS Missouri was the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan to Allied Forces, ending World War II.  The signing of the surrender ...

Marker Monday: Lodgepole and the Union Pacific Railroad

Location 751-799 McCall St, Lodgepole, Cheyenne County, Nebraska View this marker's location 41.148847, -102.6349 Marker Text The history of Lodgepole has been ...

Students Dig Into Archival Materials To Tell Nebraska Stories

Three Nebraska students were recognized at the state contest of National History Day, a research and project-based program for students in grades 6-12. (more…)

Dia de los Muertos 2020

Discover the meaning and experience the excitement of Dia de los Muertos from the comfort of your home. This celebration is a collaboration between 12 local ...

Marker Monday: Hartington, Home of Two Nebraska Governors

  Location 304 W Franklin St, Hartington, Cedar County, Nebraska View this marker's location 42.619645, -97.26838   Marker Text This marker, ...

The Girls of Company Z

An 1890s Omaha photo shows three young women dressed in what look like men’s military cadet uniforms. It was frowned upon for women to be dressed in such a manner, so ...

What Do We Do With This Stuff Now?

Being an archeology collections manager means you are responsible for the care and preservation of numerous items; some collections consist of thousands of items, while ...

How Eliza Grayson escaped Nebraska slavery

Eliza Grayson was one of the very first enslaved people brought to Nebraska when the territory opened to white settlers in 1854. Her escape from Nebraska City and ...

Five Nebraska cities receive sub-grants through Certified Local Government Program

History Nebraska’s State Historic Preservation Office is pleased to announce Auburn, Lincoln, North Platte, Omaha, and Plattsmouth, as the recipients of sub-grants ...

Chimney Rock Museum Reopening August 1st

The story of Chimney Rock is ready to be told once again! Our Chimney Rock Museum will open its doors this Saturday, August 1st. (more…)

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