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Discover the Audiovisual Collection

October is Archives Month You may know History Nebraska for its outstanding collections of photographs, manuscripts and public records, library materials or museum ...

Timeline Tuesday: Beauty and the Beast

The Red Cloud Opera House on February 4, 1888, was the scene of an amateur theatrical entitled Beauty and the Beast. Small-town opera houses hosted such ...

Timeline Tuesday: Beating the Heat in 1906

In the days before air conditioning, getting a good night's sleep during the heat of summer was sometimes a problem. One obvious solution was to sleep outdoors. ...

Discover the History Nebraska Manuscript Collections

Lincoln Sport Plane, blueprint drawing [RG3726.AM: Encil Chambers] For this October’s celebration of Archives Month, we would like to tell you a little more about ...

Flashback Friday: Photographer C. W. Bonham’s North Platte Valley

A Scottsbluff man was browsing an estate sale in 2014 when he noticed a box full of glass plate photographic negatives. Many were broken, but twenty-six were whole and ...

Timeline Tuesday: Union Pacific Railroad

In October of 1934 the Union Pacific Railroad's new Pullman-equipped, six-car speed train attempted a new coast-to-coast record. Dashing from Los Angeles to New York in ...

Marker Monday: Nebraska Statehood Memorial

Location 1627-1699 H St, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska Marker Text From 1854 to 1867 the seat of territorial and state government was in Omaha. In 1867 the ...

Flashback Friday: A Gentleman’s Game: Nineteenth-Century Soccer in Omaha

What Americans call “soccer” is one of several sports that evolved from games played for centuries in Europe, loosely called “football.” The history of the sport in ...

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