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Nebraska Next: The Fight to Enfranchise Nebraska Women

The photograph and artifacts featured above are just a sample of the items relating to the movement to ensure a woman’s right to vote in the Society’s collection.  ...

Whitney Young Jr’s Time in Omaha

Before Whitney Young Jr was a nationally known civil rights leader, he was a local leader in the Omaha chapter of the National Urban League. (more…)

World’s Industrial and Cotton Exposition

The World's Industrial and Cotton Exposition opened in New Orleans on December 16, 1884. As the largest world's fair held in the United States to that date, it attracted ...

Yuletide in Knox County

"The holidays passed off at this place very enjoyably considering the hard times," the editor of the Niobrara Pioneer observed late ...

Ziegfeld Girls

Ziegfeld's Follies, stage spectaculars mounted by Broadway impresario Florenz "Flo" Ziegfeld from 1907 through 1931, featured prominent composers, elaborate costumes and ...

Flashback Friday: Army Laundresses

U.S. Army laundresses, often wives of senior enlisted men, were once given daily rations, quarters, fuel, bedding straw, and medical services. An article ...

Around the World on Wheels

In April of 1895 Mr. and Mrs. H. Darwin McIlrath pedaled west from Chicago, determined to circle the world on bicycles. During their journey, sponsored by ...

Marker Monday: The Oto and Missouri Agency

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past. Today's marker remembers the Oto and Missouri Agency, which opened ...

Marker Monday: The Small Schoolhouse

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past. Today's focus is one of Nebraska's smallest schoolhouses that ...

Marker Monday: Ingham

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past. Today we focus on Ingham, a railroad town established in 1886 that ...

Marker Monday: The Ohiowa Auditorium

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight moments and places in our state's past. Today, we focus on the Ohiowa Auditorium. Constructed by the WPA during the ...

Marker Monday: The Blizzard of 1888

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past.  Today our focus is Mary Masek of Milligan, who froze to death ...

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