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11458-1 Wig Mold Hinged door on side allows interior to be storage for wig care tools.

Fort Robinson excavation, May 2012Visitors to Fort Robinson State Park (near Nebraska’s northwest corner) see many original

As I mentioned in a blog post a few weeks back about a Superman comic book, the Nebraska State Historical Society collects and cares for hundreds of thousands of items not all of which are particularly old.  We feel it is important to collect items now that will allow us to examine important issues in our state that will have long-reaching impact.  One important debate being played out in Nebraska today has been the potential placement of Transcanada’s Keystone XL pipeline across our state and the Ogalala aquifer. 

Superman has been a lot of places, so when DC fans in Omaha were promised that he'd be visiting their city they were understandably excited. It's too bad he ended up overshooting by about 60 miles.

Cape, jacket, and skirt made by Nettie Vertrovsky of Crete and covered with buttons from her collection.  (NSHS 7329-4,5)Cape, jacket, and skirt made by Nettie Vertrovsky of Crete and covered with buttons from her collection. (NSHS 7329-4,5) (at right).

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