Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past.
Today we're focusing on a marker that tells the story of Nebraska's Cedar County, so named because of the area's cedar tree groves.
What was a valuable racehorse doing on the icy Missouri River in January 1882? Men from a local packinghouse mobilized, but would they save the horse before it was swept under the ice?
Venting steam from its nostrils, the serpent-headed white boat moved mysteriously up the Missouri River without sails or oarsmen.
How do you find an archeological site that’s been lost for nearly 200 years? Fifteen years ago, NSHS archeologists made the discovery of a lifetime—and they did it using some surprising tools.
Missouri River flooding at Omaha in 1881, NSHS RG2341-898 (right).
Clifton E. Mayne. From Omaha Illustrated (Omaha, 1888) (at left).
History Nebraska Headquarters
8am - 5pm Monday - Friday
1500 "R" Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508-1651view map
Friday 9 am – 4 pm
Wednesday - Sunday: 10 am - 4pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday.
PO Box F
Bayard, NE 69334view map
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 12:30 pm; 1 pm - 3:30 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
3200 West Highway 20
Crawford, NE 69339view map
Nebraska History Museum
Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4 pm
131 Centennial Mall North
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508view map
John G. Neihardt
10:00am - 4:00pm Wednesday- Friday
10:00am - 5:00pm Saturday
12:00pm - 5:00pm Sunday
306 E Elm St
Bancroft, NE 68004view map
Wednesday - Saturday: 10 am - 4:30 pm
Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
N Street at Wylie Dr
Neligh, NE 68756view map
Senator George Norris
Wednesday - Friday: 1 pm - 4 pm
Saturday: 1 pm - 3:30 pm
706 Norris Ave
McCook, NE 69001view map
Thomas P. Kennard
By Appointment Only Monday - Friday
1627 H Street
Lincoln, NEview map
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