Hot off the Press! New Nebraska History Books!

It’s been a while since we posted a Nebraska History book list! We have a great new list of recently published books on Nebraska History.

Old School: The History of Cotner College – Lincoln

Cotner College existed in the Bethany Heights suburb of Lincoln from 1890 – 1933. The original land (about 300 acres) for the school was offered for free by local business owners hoping to bring in a population of residents thereby increasing value in adjoining land in Bethany Heights.

U. S. Presidential Election 1908: Bryan vs. Taft

In the U. S. Presidential Election – Fall of 1908, William H. Taft (Republican Nominee) decided to campaign in William Jennings Bryans’ (Democratic Nominee) “stomping grounds” of Southeast Nebraska.

Nebraska Author: Willa Cather – “Prairie Trilogy”

O Pioneers! is the first book in the Prairie Trilogy of Nebraska author Willa Cather. Published in 1913 the story follows a family of Swedish immigrants homesteading on the prairie. The second and third books are “The Song of the Lark” and “My Antonia”.

Yesterday & Today: Southeast Nebraska Courthouses

Explore the historic Courthouses of Southeast Nebraska!

Nebraska State Capitol Building – Lincoln – Virtual Tour

There is a wonderful opportunity to take a Virtual Tour of the Nebraska State Capitol building in Lincoln. If you haven’t seen the capitol building since your elementary school trip days then you might enjoy the virtual tour!

Photos from the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information – 1936-1940: Our 2021 Calendar

This gallery preview contains 10 images out of 39 from our 2021 Calendar of Southeast Nebraska Towns and Counties photographed by the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information by John Vachon and Arthur Rothstein from 1936-1940. Cities and counties include: Lincoln, Omaha, Lancaster, Gage, Jefferson, Seward, York, Richardson, Otoe & Thayer.

Historic American Engineering Record and Building Survey – Our 2021 Calendar

The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) began during the Great Depression in December 1933, when Charles E. Peterson of the National Park Service submitted a proposal for one thousand out-of-work architects to spend ten weeks documenting “America’s antique buildings.”