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No mob? No riot? What really happened when North Platte forced Black residents to flee

In 1929 a group of local men visited every Black household in North Platte, telling people to get out of town by 3 p.m. (more…)

Four Nebraska Locations Added to National Register of Historic Places

The National Register of Historic Places is the nation's inventory of properties deemed worthy of preservation. It is part of a national program to coordinate and ...

Cleaning Amelia Earhart’s Sporting License

The Conservators at the Ford Center work their magic on a piece of history from the Harry Truman Library: A sporting license given to Amelia Earhart in 1928. (more…)

Votes for Women Exhibit at the Nebraska History Museum Wins 2020 AASLH Award of Excellence

The American Association for State and Local History and History Nebraska proudly announce that History Nebraska is the recipient of an Award of Excellence for the Votes ...

History Nebraska Sites and Museums Reopening

After going dark to the public on March 17th due to the coronavirus pandemic, History Nebraska announces that all sites, museums, and facilities that closed due to the ...

When the Carnival Came to Town

Photo: The Flying Baldwins were a popular feature of the Walter Savidge Amusement Company. History Nebraska RG1667-1-15   Years ago, the peak of Nebraska summer ...

History Nebraska and Nebraska Arts Council invite artists to re-imagine historic posters

Using historic posters as inspiration, artists are invited to create their own posters to address today's themes including (but not limited to) COVID-19, economic ...

Screen Restoration at The State Archeology Office

Have you ever wondered what the archeologists at History Nebraska do when the weather does not permit field work? We've got the answer right here. (more…)

Marker Monday: Potter and the Union Pacific Railroad

Marker Location Potter Depot Museum. 845 Front Street, Potter, Cheyenne County, Nebraska Marker Text Potter began as a small Union Pacific Railroad ...

The historical roots of the George Floyd protests in Nebraska

Someday a historian will write a Nebraska History article examining the George Floyd protests in our state. In the meantime we can look to the past to better understand ...

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