Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past. Today we focus on the 1934 Loup City Riot, which was sparked by rumors of a strike in the drought-stricken town.
Not every project we work on at the Ford Center has dramatic before and after results. Sometimes, the most important work we do is to stabilize an artifact for its long-term preservation. Sometimes, the object doesn’t look much different from when it was brought in. This was true for a document we treated for the Nebraska History Museum’s Nebraska Sesquicentennial exhibit. It is a certificate appointing Alvin Saunders as the governor of the territory of Nebraska. The document is signed at the bottom right by Abraham Lincoln.