History Nebraska

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Who We Are

History Nebraska publishes works that explore Nebraska history and culture. Our readers range from professional historians to history buffs to curious people who simply find that learning about the past helps them better enjoy living and traveling here. We all share a passion for well-crafted historical writing.

  • Nebraska History Magazine (quarterly for History Nebraska members)
  • History Nebraska’s monthly email newsletter (full of history and the latest HN news)
  • Nebraska History Moments weekly emails (photo and short story)
  • Books

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"Nebraska Timeline" Columns

From 1992 – 2019, History Nebraska wrote a series of articles for newspapers titled “Nebraska Timeline.” Below you can browse or search through those articles and discover interesting stories from Nebraska’s History. 

Baseball

Interest in baseball goes back to the late l860s in this state. The Nebraska Herald of Plattsmouth said on May 1, 1867: "The friends of athletic sports in Omaha, and ...

Baseball at Cushman Park

Baseball was a part of the Lancaster County Old Settlers' Association reunion and picnic on June 19, 1889, at Cushman Park in Lincoln. The Nebraska State Journal of June ...

Baseball at North Bend

Baseball was a popular leisure activity for boys and young men in Nebraska during the 1890s and early 1900s. Small towns often fielded teams, giving rise to strong ...

Baseball in Early Lincoln

Edward Manley, a Chicago educator, was the son of Samuel Manley, one of the five men that composed the faculty of the University of Nebraska when classes first began in ...

Baseball in Nebraska City, 1870

Information about the Otoes, an early baseball team at Nebraska City, is found in the Daily Nebraska City News, April 23, 1870: "Editor News:- We wish through the ...

Baseball Sportswriter Insults, 1894

Baseball was a popular pastime during the 1890s, and so was newspaper coverage full of colorful insults. In late summer of 1894 the Lincoln, Nebraska, baseball team ...

Baseball, Ruth vs Gehrig

Considered by many to have been the best baseball team ever fielded, the 1927 New York Yankees featured a "Murderer's Row" of batters including Babe Ruth (this was his ...

Baseball, Ruth vs Gehrig

Considered by many to have been the best baseball team ever fielded, the 1927 New York Yankees featured a "Murderer's Row" of batters including Babe Ruth (this was his ...

Bauer, Harold W.

Marine aviator Harold William "Joe" Bauer (1908-42), one of a handful of Nebraskans to receive the Medal of Honor during World War II, was also honored by a U.S. Navy ...

Beadle in Nebraska

Erastus F. Beadle (1821-98), best known for his Dime Novel series launched in 1860, left Buffalo, New York, in March 1857 to seek his fortune in the new Nebraska ...

Beating the Heat in the 1930s

The mid 1930s saw some of the hottest summer temperatures ever recorded in Nebraska. When Ruth Godfrey Donovan and her family moved to Lincoln in 1934, the Depression ...

Beautifying the Farm

Noted landscape architect E. H. Herminghaus left his mark on Nebraska's capital city, creating scenes of "natural" beauty at Pioneers Park, the grounds of the State ...

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David Bristow | Publications
History Nebraska
1500 R St
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-471-4748
david.bristow@nebraska.gov
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About History Nebraska
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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