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Nebraska Nicknames

Cartoon depicting Lincoln sportswriter “Cy” Sherman reflecting on Nebraska nicknames. The cartoon was drawn by George Hartman and appeared in the 1939 Almanac for Nebraskans published by the Federal Writers Project of the WPA. NSHS Museum Collections 7294-7017

 

Preservation Success Story: Meridian Highway Bridge

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation has released the latest in its series of “Success Stories” on the Meridian Highway Bridge at Yankton, SD.  The series includes prominent examples that illustrate the role of the Advisory Council in preserving historic resources and communities as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act next year.  The Nebraska State Historical Society’s State Historic Preservation Office, federal agencies, and interested parties routinely consult on fe

Preservation: Fun & Informative

Friday, May 1, 2015 brought not only a beautiful spring day, but also the Nebraska State Historical Society’s Preservation: Plain and Simple Conference, held in Lincoln at the Holiday Inn Downtown. After an opening welcome featuring speeches by our Director, Michael J. Smith, and Lt. Governor Mike Foley, the attendees were introduced to the

Finding Nebraska's Ghost Towns

The Nebraska History Museum's Last Tour

Last week, two of the Nebraska History Museum's docents made a bit of history. As they each led a group of elementary school students through exhibits focused on the First Nebraskans and Building the State, they gave the very last school group tours that would be offered in the Museum prior to its closure for renovation. It's the end of an era, but the newly renovated Museum (which has a planned reopening in 2016) will be even more valuable for generations of Nebraskans to come.

Kester Planing Mill listed on the National Register

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