Silver spoon collection, Dr. H.W. Orr, 1946

Souvenir spoons at the height of their popularity were given as wedding and holiday gifts, displayed at art exhibitions, and even found their way into popular jokes.

clamp-on ice skates

As we enter another month of winter, here are some cold-weather-related items from the Nebraska History Museum collections, legacies of winters past:

McKinley Students with birdhouse at UNL ca. 1910

McKinley Students with birdhouse at UNL ca. 1910

Spring is here! In today’s Throwback Thursday photograph features a large group of students from McKinley School posed on the steps of Science Hall on the University of Nebraska campus in about 1910. Each student and two teachers hold bird houses they have built. McKinley School operated at 230 S. 15th Street in Lincoln from 1902-1927. 

By David L. Bristow, Editor


Today we’re highlighting one of the new exhibits at the newly-renovated Nebraska History Museum.

Barbara and Ralph Fox, 1943. Ralph C. and Barbara Rehberg Fox Collection (NSHS RG4701-2-116)


 This early twentieth century varnish can was donated to the NSHS. 


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