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Reader Rescue: Can you help us tell the story of our new “Donna Dolls”?

The NSHS recently received a donation of four "Donna Dolls," which were manufactured in Lincoln by a woman named Marguerite Polk Tapley. We know very little about them, ...

Native American Heritage: Artifact Collections

This is a look at our Native American artifacts and are just a handful of the collections that include information about the past and present influences of Native ...

Marker Monday: Territorial Church, Dakota County

Location 301-399 S 15th St, Dakota City, Dakota County, Nebraska View this marker's location 42.412712, -96.41751  Marker Text Near here stands the first ...

Timeline Tuesday: An 1880s Hair Hoax

 Five young women style hair in a tent in this photo taken near Monroe, Nebraska around 1905. RG5762-16   It was the style during the 1880s and 1890s for ...

Timeline Tuesday: Smoking Banned on UNL Campus in 1907

 Unidentified cowboy (vaquero) lighting a cigarette. Date unknown. RG4887.PH000006-000006   Tobacco has long been attacked by reformers and medical ...

Timeline Tuesday: Thanksgiving in Red Willow County

Thanksgiving in 1896 was celebrated on November 26, and editor F. M. Kimmell of the McCook Tribune took advantage of the holiday to reflect on Red Willow ...

Flashback Friday: Preacher’s Sermon Book and Diary Includes Webster, Dawes Counties

The NSHS Archives collections contain a preacher’s sermon book and diary dating from 1907-1947. The Rev. John B. Williams held numerous pastorates during this time ...

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