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Kearney Woman's Club beauty Pageant

The Kearney Woman’s Club has seen many changes over the decades, but their commitment to the community has not ceased. 

If you let women vote, will they take away your beer? There was a time when many Nebraska men feared their wives and daughters would do just that.

An 1890s Omaha photo shows three young women dressed in what look like men’s military cadet uniforms. It was frowned upon for women to be dressed in such a manner, so why were they?

A 1902 photo shows man washing clothes, and a woman pointing at him as if giving orders.

Can you imagine living in a country where women are not allowed to vote? And what if most men and women thought it should stay that way? History Nebraska has pamphlets published by local anti-suffrage groups in the 1910s.

US flag with 12 stars

The first US flag had 13 stars. Why does this one have only 12?

Newspaper clipping, headline: "Girls, If You Want to Vote, Tell Your Exact Weight, Height, and Worst of All--Age"

Anti-suffragists reacted to Nebraska's 1917 limited suffrage law with a mix of condescension and actual fraud. But it didn't work.

Young woman reading Daily Nebraskan, 1966

Pre-Title IX University of Nebraska had some pretty ridiculous rules for women students. In this blog post, History Nebraska Board Member Elieen Wirth explores her experience at NU in the 1960s.

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