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“What’s happened to our teenagers?” Elvis in Nebraska

Why is this young man all shook up? Elvis Presley performed at the University of Nebraska Coliseum on May 19, 1956, and at the Omaha Civic Auditorium the next ...

Two Nebraska Locations Added to National Register of Historic Places

History Nebraska is pleased to announce two Nebraska locations have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Albion Carnegie Library and the Oakland ...

2018 History Nebraska Award Winners

Our mission is to collect, preserve, and share Nebraska's rich history with all people. However, we're not in this alone. There are also everyday Nebraskans that make it ...

Funny, Weird, and Aggressively Wholesome: Valentine’s Day Cards in Our Collections

It's Valentines Day and we've been looking through our collections for the best card. Join us on this journey. Be warned, there's a bit of weird along the way. ...

Discovering High Plains Horsemanship through Nebraska Archeology

History Nebraska houses collections from archeological sites spanning 12,000 years of human history across the state. Recently, research on broken horse bones from our ...

NU at 150: What was the University of Nebraska like in the early days?

The University of Nebraska marks its 150th birthday on February 15. The legislature chartered the university on that day in 1869 (though classes didn’t begin until ...

Omaha in 1860

Omaha in 1860 was only a shadow of what it would later become. Henry E. Palmer, a native of Wisconsin, crossed the Missouri River to Omaha on a steam ferry in March of ...

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