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Timeline Tuesday: Celery Growing in Nebraska

Caption: William Keller and his family stand in their celery field west of Kearney, Nebraska, 1904.   Nebraska farmers have often experimented with new crops in ...

Timeline Tuesday: Nebraskans’ Booze Hiding Spots

May 1, 1917, the first day of statewide prohibition in Nebraska. NSHS RG0813-40   The passage of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution outlawed the ...

Timeline Tuesday: When Nebraskans Used Creek Mud and Lemons for Greater Beauty

The 1926 interior of Miss Agnes's Beauty Shoppe, inside the Hotel Cornhusker, at 301 South 13th Street in Lincoln. RG2158-11-1   Tanned skin has not always been a ...

Wild Weather Wednesday: Niobrara, the Town That Moved Twice

Welcome to Wild Weather Wednesday. We’ll post a photo from our collections depicting an extreme weather event from Nebraska’s past. Stereoview: Missouri River flood at ...

Flashback Friday: Dog Soup Party

Dog Soup Party, Pine Ridge Sioux. RG0802.120-82   By Kylie Kinley, Assistant Editor If you search our photo collection for the word “party,” you expect to find ...

Yutan Tornado – March 23, 1913

Most Nebraskans remember the devastating tornado outbreak of March 23, 1913, for the destruction it wrought in Omaha, but there were other communities devastated by the ...

The Curious Candidacy of Americus Liberator

In 1968 Secretary of State Frank Marsh formally recognized the “Peace on Earth Party,” which held its first convention in Omaha.[1] Then Herbert F. Hoover, fourth cousin ...

1933 Millard Hotel Fire

Today's moment of Nebraska history takes us to a devastating fire that destroyed Omaha's Millard Hotel on the night of February 8, 1933. Seven firemen lost their lives ...

Wild Weather Wednesday: Lincoln Lightning Strike

Welcome to Wild Weather Wednesday. We'll post a photo from our collections depicting an extreme weather event from Nebraska's past. Lincoln has been having its own wild ...

Call for Dodds Houses in May Yields Results

Five previously unidentified early twentieth-century “pattern book” houses by Omaha architect Everett S. Dodds have been located thanks to a search sponsored by ...

September Noon History Bites at the Museum Discussed Univ. of Nebr. Band Director’s Uniform

Museum visitors gather to hear Terry Rush present about University of Nebraska Band Director Jack Snider's band uniform.   We had a great turnout for Noon History ...

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