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What Is It Wednesday Photo Edition: Wooden Spinny Wheel

RG2608.PH0-002454 Are you ready for a little photo fun?  I recently came across this image in our collection. Can you guess what this strange contraption was used for?  ...

Nebraska’s 1908 World Series Connection

William Jennings Bryan campaigns in Lincoln on August 12, 1908. RG3198-41-10   Whether you’re happy the Cubs won the 2016 World Series or disgruntled your team ...

Marker Monday: Clay Center

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past.  Today, we're focusing on the city at the literal center of ...

A Funny Post-Election Poem…and the Grisly Story Behind It

A bit of post-election humor has a dark backstory unrelated to politics. How did this piece of paper become part of History Nebraska's collections? History Nebraska ...

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month – NSHS Manuscript Collections

Young men and women of a graduate class at Genoa Indian School posed for a picture with their diplomas in hand. RG4422.1-24     Genoa Indian School, Grace ...

New Economic Impact Study Cites $79.8 million impact and 1,033 jobs from Nebraska Historic Tax Credit Projects

Burlington Station in Omaha before and after renovation.   Tax credits for historic preservation projects are producing big pay-offs. A new economic impact study ...

Timeline Tuesday: Dust and Snow in 1935 Hastings

This view is of a dust storm approaching Alma, Nebraska, 1935. RG4290.PH0-002973   During the 1930s, Nebraska suffered one of the most serious droughts in its ...

Timeline Tuesday: Grand Island Sugar Palace

Sugar beet harvest northeast of Lyman, Nebr., in the early 1920's. Beet pullers are at the far left, Ford trucks at center. RG2528-7-10   The Grand Island Sugar ...

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