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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 ...

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 ...

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