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Intimate Book Talk-Signing for “Alexander Payne: His Journey in Film” on Nov. 5

Saturday, Nov. 5 from 3 to 4:30 pm @ Indigo Bridge Books in Lincoln, NE Details: Hope to see you at a great independent purveyor of literature, Indigo Bridge ...

NSHS 2016 Awards Luncheon Results

 Guests gather for the NSHS 2016 Annual Awards Luncheon.   Nebraska “history makers” gathered for the Nebraska State Historical Society awards luncheon on ...

Flashback Friday: Frontier Acres Museum and a Historian 4-Her

Hannah Spiehs with her award-winning 4-H Heritage Project.     Hannah Spiehs is an award-winning historian, animated storyteller, and a dedicated researcher ...

Czech-American Community Loses Native Nebraskan and Researcher of Czech Heritage

by Cindy Drake, NSHS Library Curator Margie Sobotka in June 2008   Margie Sobotka passed away in Redmond, WA on July 23, 2016 at the age of 93 years.  Her ...

5 Things Damaging Your Photographs

Want more at-home conservation resources? We've got you covered. October is Archives Month Your family's heirloom photographs are special treasures. Taking proper care ...

6 Tips for Caring for Your Home Videos

October is American Archives Month. Do you have home videos? Do you want to know how to preserve them? Check out NSHS Curator of Audiovisual Collection Curator Paul ...

5 Tips for Caring for Your Home Movie Films

October is American Archives Month. To help celebrate and educate, NSHS Curator of Audiovisual Collections Paul Eisloeffel has created 5 tips to help you care for your ...

Timeline Tuesday: The Chicken Scourge of Lincoln

Mrs. Neidacorn feeding her chickens, Buffalo County, 1903.   Town residents of one hundred or more years ago sometimes kept a garden, chickens, or even a cow on ...

Wild Weather Wednesday: Blizzard Derails Train Car Near Wausa, 1915

Welcome to Wild Weather Wednesday. Every Wednesday, we post a photo from our collections depicting an extreme weather event from Nebraska’s past. Nebraska has seen ...

NEW Exhibit Open at Nebraska History Museum: The Strange and Wonderful Masks of Doane Powell

One set of 26 masks will be displayed October 10 through March 26; a second set of 30 masks will be displayed March 30 through July 9, 2017.   “In itself a mask ...

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