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1901 Kearney Street Fair

The Nebraska History Museum currently has an exhibit featuring the work of Solomon Butcher, open until June 1, 2020. Visit the museum and see some of Butcher's most ...

Throwback Thursday Photo, Good Old Man

Today’s Throwback Thursday photo features Ta-ou-ka-han or Good Old Man, a member of the Omaha Tribe, singing the Corn Song into a wax cylinder recording device in 1905. ...

Throwback Thursday Photo, Taffy Pull

School’s out for summer! Today’s Throwback Thursday photo features the students of Saline County’s District 51 have a taffy pull on the last day of school in May 1914. ...

Throwback Thursday Photo, KOIL Foley Artist

Crash! Boom! Bang! Today’s Throwback Thursday photograph features a foley artist at work creating sound effects at the Omaha radio station KOIL on August 24, 1937. ...

Throwback Thursday Photo, Newspaper Dress

Extra! Extra! Read all about our Throwback Thursday Photograph. This unidentified young woman gives new meaning to “being in the news.” She is wearing a dress made from ...

Throwback Thursday Photo, McKinley Students’ Birdhouses

Spring is here! In today’s Throwback Thursday photograph features a large group of students from McKinley School posed on the steps of Science Hall on the University of ...

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