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Omaha’s Lillie Williams became a professional bicycle racer in 1889

Starting in the high-wheel bicycle era, Lillie Williams of Omaha became a multi-sport professional athlete at a time when women’s sports were widely regarded as improper ...

The Silver Bugs of 1896

The presidential campaign of 1896 was one of the most impassioned in US history. Democratic nominee William Jennings Bryan, age 36, was revered as a godly hero and ...

A Horse Rescue on the Icy Missouri

What was a valuable racehorse doing on the icy Missouri River in January 1882? Men from a local packinghouse mobilized, but would they save the horse before it was swept ...

Maj. Helen Sagl, a Nebraskan in World War II

Sagl served as a Women's Army Corps officer in WWII. The Nebraska History Museum has her uniforms, photos, and other objects. (more…)

Water Screening Discoveries

This is only one small part of the work our archeologists do. If you want to learn more about their work to explore Nebraska's deep past, come see our newest exhibit at ...

Marker Monday: Bryan Bridge

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past. Today we're focusing on a one of a kind bridge near Valentine ...

Marker Monday: Lewis and Clark Campsite September 7, 1804

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past. Today, we're focusing on the story of one day in the years-long ...

Marker Monday: Village of Harrison

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past. Today, we're focusing on the history of the town with the highest ...

Seven New Additions to the 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 ...

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