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Happy Accidents and Photographic Tricks: Double Exposure Images

If you have ever had to load film into a camera, then you may be familiar with double exposures. Double exposures sometimes happen if the film jams inside of the camera ...

The 1918 Flu Pandemic in Nebraska

World War I killed some 15 to 19 million people, but the 1918 flu pandemic was far worse. As the flu raged around the world, Nebraska communities responded. (more…)

Marker Monday: Central High School

  Marker Text The first session of Omaha High School, now Central High School, was held on November 10, 1859, in Nebraska's territorial capitol on ...

On This Day: Armistice Celebrated Early

The armistice to end World War I signed at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month was greeted with great rejoicing in Nebraska towns. The state ...

Crowds Celebrate V-J Day in Lincoln, Nebraska

On August 14, 1945, word began to spread across the United States that Japan would surrender and end the war. Celebrations broke out in cities and towns around the ...

Happy Halloween!

Above is a Halloween party thrown at the residence of Flavia Waters Champe in 1950. Many children have fond memories of Halloween. That memory often consists of candy ...

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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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