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Flashback Friday: The ‘Flagpole Affair” at Red Cloud Agency, 1874

Red Cloud Agency, 1876 NSHS RG2095-80   On October 23, 1874, Lakota warriors entered Red Cloud Agency and chopped up the pole that agent John J. Saville planned ...

Celebrate Home Movie Day with NSHS!

Did you know that some home movies have been named to the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry, alongside popular and esteemed classics such as Citizen Kane, ...

Wild Weather Wednesday: 1915 Red Cloud Flood

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

Full STEAM Ahead – Girl Scouts hold Annual Theme Kick-Off at Nebraska History Museum

Girls Scouts learn about STEAM careers at the Nebraska History Museum on Oct. 2, 2016   The Nebraska History Museum partnered with Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska ...

Flashback Friday: Niobrara, the Town Too Tough to Stay Put

Ice gorge, Missouri River Flood, Niobrara. Date unknown. RG2118-5-16   Last week's Wild Weather Wednesday was so popular we decided to give you more of the story ...

Wild Weather Wednesday: Greatest Calamity in History of Louisville – 1923 Flood Kills Twelve

The Burlington Railroad Track after the "Cloud Burst" on Sept. 28, 1923, Louisville, Nebr. RG0802.PH000011-000068   In 1923, Louisville, Nebraska, was having a ...

Flashback Friday Encore: Descendants of Jay Ames, One of the Last Neligh Mill Owners, Hold Reunion

A 19th-century flour mill with all original equipment intact is on display at the Neligh Mills State Historic Site.   The Ames Family Reunion took place August ...

Archives Month: 5 Tips for Locating Early District Court Cases

October is American Archives Month. 5 tips to help you locate early District Court Cases to help you with your research and genealogy. [ Lancaster County District ...

Nebraska Digital Newspaper Program Earns $200,000 Grant

The National Endowment for the Humanities has granted the University of Nebraska-Lincoln $200,000 to continue the Nebraska Digital Newspaper Program with an expanded ...

10 Tips to Take Care of Your Family Photographs

October is National Archives Month. Here are 10 tips to care for you family photographs from NSHS Photograph Curator Karen Keehr Store your photographs and negatives ...

Preserving Your Family Papers

We receive calls and e-mails all the time asking us for advice on how to preserve family papers. Here are a few tips that will help to ensure your family's history is ...

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