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NSHS Returns Ponca Remains

The NSHS recently returned its last ancestral Ponca remains to the tribe for reburial. The objects include skeletal remains and funerary objects mostly from the 1700s ...

Is the NSHS Even Older Than We Thought?

Recently a sharp-eyed researcher discovered something about the Nebraska State Historical Society that escaped everyone here for nearly 150 years. It reveals Nebraska ...

Why Architect Thomas R. Kimball Belongs in the Nebraska Hall of Fame

Despite his high regard among architects and fans of historic buildings, Thomas Rogers Kimball (1862-1934) isn’t exactly a household name. His recent election to the ...

The Huskers on Thanksgiving 1922 and The Four Horsemen of Notre Dame

Final game at Nebraska Field, November 30, 1922. NSHS RG2758-105-10 ​ It was the final game of the season. Notre Dame came to Lincoln to face Nebraska in front of ...

Cornhuskers in Demand

                        Cornhusking was once an annual autumn activity on many Nebraska farms. ...

Flashback Friday: Will Pigs Help Win World War I??

After the United States entered World War I in April of 1917, President Woodrow Wilson appointed Herbert Hoover head of the U.S. Food Administration. Hoover believed ...

On This Day: Armistice Celebrated Early

This November 11th marks the 99th anniversary of the end of "the war to end all wars." The armistice signed at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh ...

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