The history of the Sunken Gardens in Lincoln is a bit unique. It began as a Lincoln trash dump and the citizens of Lincoln worked to turn it into a beautiful garden oasis in 1930.
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.
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.
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 Wesleyan University – The 1912 edition of the The Coyote Yearbook.
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”.
Explore the historic Courthouses of Southeast Nebraska!
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!
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.
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.”