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Timeline Tuesday: Coal Thieves

Workers at Honey Creek Coal Mine, Peru, Nebr. RG2304-8-58   The advent of winter at one time prompted many Nebraska householders to lay in a supply of coal. ...

Late 19th Century Divorces in Seward County Claim Adultery, Cruelty, and Name-Calling

Main Street, Seward, Nebraska. NSHS RG2536-5-154   On April 19, 1890 Maggie Devore filed a petition for divorce from her husband James Devore, initiating ...

Rare Marine Shell Artifacts Found in NSHS Archeological Collections

A photo of the runtee in the NSHS collections.   Two very uncommon artifacts made of Atlantic coast marine shell and called ‘runtees’ are in the NSHS ...

Real Nebraska Stories: From Our Special Correspondent – ‘The Greatest Gathering of Indians Ever Assembled’

Now that all of our book titles are available at Amazon Prime, we’re highlighting a book a day to let you know about all the great Real Nebraska Stories that we offer. ...

Real Nebraska Stories: Last Days of Red Cloud Agency: Peter T. Buckley’s Photograph Collection, 1876-77

Now that all of our book titles are available at Amazon Prime, we’re highlighting our books to let you know about all the great Real Nebraska Stories that we offer. Buy ...

A Spainish Fortune for Kearney – Maybe

Modern attempts to defraud the unwary via the internet by offering cash rewards in exchange for helping someone recover funds (with the helper required to make an ...

Real Nebraska Stories: Rodeo Nebraska

Rodeo Nebraska Photo Book Explores Nebraska’s Small-Town Rodeos Rodeo Nebraska by Mark Harris is now available at Amazon Prime.   Eight years ago ...

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History Nebraska was founded in 1878 as the Nebraska State Historical Society by citizens who recognized Nebraska was going through great changes and they sought to record the stories of both indigenous and immigrant peoples. It was designated a state institution and began receiving funds from the legislature in 1883. Legislation in 1994 changed History Nebraska from a state institution to a state agency. The division is headed by Interim Director and CEO Jill Dolberg. They are assisted by an administrative staff responsible for financial and personnel functions, museum store services, security, and facilities maintenance for History Nebraska.
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