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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.

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Newspapers in Seward County

Nebraska newspapers have been the subject of a number of reminiscences published in Nebraska History by the State Historical Society over the years. The September 1951 ...

Newspaper Portraits

The faces seen in illustrated newspapers of the late nineteenth century often seem surprisingly similar. Engravings of U.S. congressmen, patent medicine purveyors, ...

Newspaper Portraits

The faces seen in illustrated newspapers of the late nineteenth century often seem surprisingly similar. Engravings of U.S. congressmen, patent medicine purveyors, ...

Newspaper Scandal and a Murder

Nebraska has seen many unusual murder cases through the years, each with its own unique causes. One, in Adams County in 1892, was prompted by local gossip about a young ...

New Year’s Welcome in 1914

The arrival of the New Year of 1914 in Omaha was joyous but marred by minor shooting mishaps that authorities were anxious to eliminate. The Sunday World-Herald on ...

New Year’s Resolutions for 1907

"This is the day that many resolutions are made," said the Lincoln Evening News on January 1, 1907, "and The News has gathered a few on the fly that may aid in ...

New Year’s Holiday

The Omaha Daily News, on December 31, 1900, reported on the city's plans to greet a new year. According to the News: "Amid imposing religious services, the ringing of ...

New Year’s Calls, by Clement Chase

Clement C. Chase, pioneer Omaha resident and longtime editor of the Omaha Excelsior, on September 30, 1916, published in the Excelsior his recollections of early Omaha. ...

New Year’s Calls by Joseph Barker

Omaha resident Joseph Barker described his New Year's Day activities in an 1869 letter to his parents in England: "On new year's day I went out calling with Frank ...

New Year’s Calling Cards

An important part of the bygone custom of paying New Year's calls was the presentation of an appropriate calling or visiting card by the caller to the hostess. Inscribed ...

New Year’s Balls at Alliance, 1903

On New Year's Eve in 1903 Alliance was the scene of two well-attended holiday balls. The Alliance Semi-Weekly Times of January 1, 1904, called the first, held in honor ...

New Washington in Nebraska

Fort Kearny parade grounds, 1864-65, with Moses H. Sydenham sitting on log. NSHS RG2102-5-6   A traveler to Republican City via Kearney described his journey in a ...

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History Nebraska
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402-471-4748
david.bristow@nebraska.gov
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