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Steamboatin’ on the Missouri

Steamboats on the Missouri River were once an extremely important means of transportation for both people and products coming to Nebraska. The Nebraska State Historical ...

Nebraska’s Centennial County Histories

Commemorative ribbon, Philadelphia, 1876 Centennial. NSHS 11940-1-(51) (at right). In the spring of 1876 Congress passed a resolution asking individual counties and ...

On the Stage with Willa Cather

Willa Cather in costume as Peter Paragon in 1892 for a Union Girls’ Dramatic Club production of The Fatal Pin. NSHS RG2639-1-83 (at right). The Red Cloud Opera House ...

Back in Print – “Eyewitness at Wounded Knee”

NSHS RG2845-13-6 (at left). Never before has the story of the Wounded Knee Massacre been so clearly and movingly presented. Three Nebraska State Historical Society ...

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 ...

Photographers and the Plains Indian

Note: The word Indian is used instead of Native American as that was the norm at the time. August 31, 2014 was the last time the Nebraska History Museum opened its ...

‘The Greatest Gathering of Indians Ever Assembled’ – the Black Hills Council of 1875

Red Dog's village southeast of Red Cloud Agency.   For a month in late summer 1875 the nation’s gaze was drawn to proceedings at the remote Red Cloud Agency ...

Nebraska Digital Newspaper Program Earns $200,000 Grant

The National Endowment for the Humanities has granted the University of Nebraska-Lincoln $200,000 to continue the Nebraska Digital Newspaper Program with an expanded ...

Wild Weather Wednesday: 1915 Red Cloud Flood

Welcome to Wild Weather Wednesday. Every Wednesday, we post a photo from our collections depicting an extreme weather event from Nebraska’s past. Floodwaters at ...

Flashback Friday: The ‘Flagpole Affair” at Red Cloud Agency, 1874

Red Cloud Agency, 1876 NSHS RG2095-80   On October 23, 1874, Lakota warriors entered Red Cloud Agency and chopped up the pole that agent John J. Saville ...

New Economic Impact Study Cites $79.8 million impact and 1,033 jobs from Nebraska Historic Tax Credit Projects

Burlington Station in Omaha before and after renovation.   Tax credits for historic preservation projects are producing big pay-offs. A new economic impact ...

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