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Marker Monday: Grand Island Veterans Home

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments, places in our state's past. Today, we're highlighting the newest member of the historical marker ...

HN’s Heritage Hero Awards for 2019

Bruce V. Richman arrived at Buffalo Rill Ranch in North Platte wearing his Buffalo Bill gear, thinking he would be doing a presentation for a school group as he has ...

History Nebraska Closed to Public Until Further Notice

The health and wellbeing of our guests, staff, and volunteers are always our highest priority. To that end, all History Nebraska sites will be closed to the public until ...

Important Nebraska History Museum Program Updates

The health and wellbeing of our guests, staff, and volunteers are always our highest priority. We are mindful of the concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and are ...

How to Survive Falling Down a Well

F. W. Carlin survived a 143-foot fall down a well, but then he had another problem. Nobody knew he was there, and no one was likely to coming looking for him. If was to ...

2020 History Nebraska Award Winners Receive Awards

History Nebraska's mission is to preserve, share, and teach Nebraska History, but we know that we're not in this alone. There is a whole host of amazing people who help ...

Who killed South Omaha’s mayor? Anti-Catholicism in Omaha in 1892

Though it looked like a suicide, an organization called the American Protective Association was convinced that the death of South Omaha’s mayor was a Catholic plot. The ...

2020 History Nebraska Award Winners

Nebraskans from Geneva, Lincoln, Hartington, and Kearney to be Honored February 19th at the Nebraska History Museum (more…)

Sarpy County’s namesake “a legend in his own time”

The namesake of Sarpy County, Peter Sarpy (1805-1865) was an important trader whose career spanned Nebraska’s fur trade and territorial periods. “Sarpy’s life is not ...

Cool It! Using Relative Humidity to Protect Collection Materials

Preserving the life of collections objects is not easy. One of the best ways to make sure they last as long as possible is to manage the temperature and relative ...

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