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Marker Monday: Easter Blizzard of 1873

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments, places, and people in our state's past. Today we're focusing on a marker that tells the story of ...

National Preservation Act Celebrating 50th Year

LR458, a resolution to acknowledge the 50th year of the National Historic Preservation Act, was passed March 9 by the Nebraska State Legislature. Preservation50 ...

Photographers and the Plains Indian

August 31, 2014 was the last time the Nebraska History Museum opened its doors.  After nineteen months of renovations, the Nebraska History Museum will reopen April ...

Frederick Douglass descendant visits NSHS and meets a piece of his ancestor

Kenneth B. Morris Jr., the great-great-great-grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great- great-grandson of Booker T. Washington, visited the Nebraska State Historical ...

Marker Monday: Early Irrigation in Cheyenne County

On June 1, 1926, George A. Coulter completed one of the first four irrigation wells in Cheyenne County, among the earliest in western Nebraska, on his farm just south of ...

Marker Monday: Spring Ranche

  Location: Road 307, Glenvil, Clay County, Nebraska; 40.437409, -98.24033 Marker Text: The original Spring Ranche, located two miles south of here on the north ...

Flashback Friday: Nebraska’s Good Roads Movement

“A chain is no stronger than its weakest link and a road is a little better than its deepest mud hole.” – Isaac B. Potter, The Gospel of Good Roads, 1981 A car with a ...

Flashback Friday: Highway Archeology Employee Spotlight

We’re introducing a new feature of our blog called “Employee Spotlight.” Four times a year, we’ll interview a NSHS employee and showcase their projects and explain the ...

A Nebraska “Unsinkable” Ship Connection: Titanic Carl Johnson

May 15th, 1927 Omaha World-Herald article.   Over a century has sailed by since the horrific night of April, 15th 1912.  What was known as the ...

Are your county’s historic treasures represented in Nebraska’s 150th year of statehood photo competition?

We’re looking for photographs! Help your county showcase the great landmarks and historic sites in your region! The Hildegard Center for the Arts, in partnership with ...

The Nebraska Highway Archeology Program— “So, How Do You Know Where to Dig?”

In a blog posted on September 29, 2015, we introduced a brief history and purpose of the Nebraska Highway Archeology Program (NHAP) – a cooperative venture by the ...

Want to preserve historic sites in your community?

Jefferson County Courthouse, Fairbury. The city became a CLG in 2014.   Historic Preservation is at its core a local effort to protect those qualities that make ...

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