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Photographing Across the Plains: Charles R Savage in 1866

The only known photographs of overland emigrants crossing Nebraska, in possession of the Nebraska State Historical Society, were taken by Charles R Savage. Savage is ...

Fremont’s Love Opera House

In the early twentieth century the Love Opera House provided varied entertainments for residents of Fremont. Local people sometimes appeared there as actors or singers, ...

Joseph Warren Arnold’s Journal of His Trip to and from Montana, 1864-1866

Joseph Warren Arnold was born in Honesdale, Wayne County, Pennsylvania in 1841. He attended school in Springville, Kentucky, and Portsmouth, Ohio. When he felt the lure ...

No Teacher for the School: The Nebraska Junior Normal School Movement

Although the United States Superintendent of the Census reported in 1890 that the frontier had ceased to exist, pioneer conditions continued in teacher education in ...

Formation and Failure: The Populist Party in Seward County, 1890-1892

Populism swept across Nebraska and other states of the Great Plains, historians have continued to be fascinated by the subject. Much research and writing have been ...

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History Nebraska was founded in 1878 as the Nebraska State Historical Society by citizens who recognized Nebraska was going through great changes and they sought to record the stories of both indigenous and immigrant peoples. It was designated a state institution and began receiving funds from the legislature in 1883. Legislation in 1994 changed History Nebraska from a state institution to a state agency. The division is headed by Interim Director and CEO Jill Dolberg. They are assisted by an administrative staff responsible for financial and personnel functions, museum store services, security, and facilities maintenance for History Nebraska.
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