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Imprinting the West Brings Celebrated Art to NHM

Imagine yourself as an artist exploring the western American frontier. You’ve never seen anything like it. What would you choose to show? And if you were hearing amazing ...

Flashback Friday: “Everything Seems to be Going Backwards These Days”: The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben in Omaha – Thomas M. Spencer

Like much of the nation, Omaha in 1895 was struggling in the doldrums of the Panic of 1893, one of the worst and longest economic downturns in the nation’s ...

Timeline Tuesday: A Bogus Detective Agency

Modern attempts to defraud the credulous by offering membership in a group with accompanying benefits in exchange for an upfront payment have long roots. The Omaha ...

Miles Maryott paintings

NSHS 10220-93, Source: NSHS Foundation Miles Maryott was born in Burt County, Nebraska in 1873. During his early years he played professional baseball in a number of ...

Marker Monday: The Prairie States Forestry Project

Location 513th Ave, Orchard, Antelope County, Nebraska View this marker's location 42.357289, -98.24290   Marker Text   The Prairie States Forestry ...

Flashback Friday: The Best-Dressed Doll in the World: Nebraska’s Own Terri Lee

World War II had been over little more than a year when the Terri Lee doll entered the toy market in time for Christmas 1946. Invented and manufactured in Nebraska, the ...

Timeline Tuesday: U.S. Weather Bureau in 1890s Nebraska

The U.S. Weather Bureau was established by an act of Congress on October 1, 1890. It took over the weather service that had been established in the office of the Chief ...

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