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Dress Codes & Curfews: NU Women in the 1960s

Pre-Title IX University of Nebraska had some pretty ridiculous rules for women students. In this blog post, History Nebraska Board Member Elieen Wirth explores her ...

Varieties of Nebraska Mud

Mud was the curse of pioneer travel and of pre-pavement rural and city life. We’ve told that story elsewhere. This time we want to show you that not all muddy situations ...

Throwback Thursday Photograph, Bowling Night

We hope today's Throwback Thursday photo is right up your alley. The Boyden Pharmacy bowling team gather around the ball return at the Lincoln Bowling Parlors, 236 North ...

Three New Properties Added to the National Register of Historic Places

The towns of Tekamah, Emerson, and Venango are the proud homes of properties to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (more…)

Curtain Call

Many of the rural opera houses that once covered Nebraska are gone, but their painted curtains are often still around. Our Ford Conservation Center recently restored the ...

Benton Aldrich was a difficult neighbor—but his dugout sod house was one of Nebraska’s best libraries

Benton Aldrich was man who got on other people’s nerves. He registered the deed to his Nemaha County farm in his wife’s name so she could vote in school elections. He ...

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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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