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Chimney Rock, Neligh Mill featured in 2018 statewide summer travel programs

Two History Nebraska sites are participating in summer programs designed to get you out on the road. (more…)

Lincoln Chicken War

Sometimes it takes a good guy with a chicken to stop a bad guy with a chicken. Consider this strange tale about the founder of today’s Lincoln Journal Star and his ...

Our new book: A Brief History of Nebraska

At last, Nebraska has a short treatment of its long history. We've published A Brief History of Nebraska by Ronald C. Naugle. It tells the story from prehistoric times ...

Letter From The Director

By now I hope you have heard our exciting news – we are changing our name to History Nebraska! (more…)

Robert Kennedy and the 1968 Nebraska campaign trail

“I learned one thing I will never forget,” said Robert F. Kennedy on April 27, 1968, “It is a long way across Nebraska by train.” Kennedy had just finished an ...

The Art of Making Moonshine

Law enforcement seized this still and jugs of moonshine from a Lincoln basement in 1931. We wanted to know more about it, so we asked Nebraska author and folklorist ...

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