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History & Culture Archive

NL Hometown Stories - Harry Strunk

In this Nebraska Life Hometown Video, McCook historians Gene O. Morris and Chuck Peek reflect on the influences of the man on their community, region and state.

NL Hometown Stories - Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival

In this Nebraska Life Hometown Video, McCook residents Linda Crandall, Cloyd Clark and Mary Dueland discuss the origins of the popular festival that includes folklorists, poets, first-time storytellers and well-known masters of the art. Comedians and musicians are also part of the celebration that takes place in multiple venues in McCook.

Cathedrals of Cedar County

19th-century German Catholics built these towering churches with pride.

Nebraska's One-Room Schoolhouses

School days, school days, dear old golden rule days. Readin' and 'ritin' and 'rithmetic...Welcome to our school daze. Here's a history lesson from four of Nebraska's historic one-room schoolhouses.

Town Story: Long Pine

Pining for 'Hidden Paradise'? Long Pine has got you covered. Tucked away between crystal-clear creeks and verdant pine forests, this hidden gem offers up a refreshing slice of small-town Americana.

Nebraska's Poet Laureate Ted Kooser

Poet Laureate Ted Kooser has an undeniable way with words. But mastering just one art form wasn't enough for this Nebraskan - after a lifetime crafting written masterpieces, Kooser's newest creative pursuits have him practicing a different stroke.

17 Nebraskan Groundbreakers

Nebraska is truly a land of pioneers. From botany to business, social justice to fine art, we've produced some of the world's greatest innovators. Although there are far more Nebraskan groundbreakers than just those mentioned on our list, this selection of 17 features a few folks we think are among our state's very top movers and shakers.

Cheese Farming Nebraska

After facing a dearth of homegrown dairy-based delights, Nebraska's enterprising farmersteaders are happily spreading cheese and smiles across the state.

Standing Bear and the Poncas Journey

With Bright Eyes as his translator, Ponca chief Standing Bear is famous for delivering the speech that finally won human rights for Native Americans - but his journey, and that of the Ponca, would not end so easily.

Town Story: Eustis

In the heart of Nebraskan heartland, small town Eustis offers up the best and the 'wurst' of the good life.

Nebraska's License Plates - Web Extra

Looking for more from our May/June 2015 story on Nebraskan license plates? Check out these extra photos we snapped while investigating our state's unique take on vehicle registration.

Memories of Peony Park

Once upon a time, Omaha’s iconic playland had thrilling rides, sandy beaches and music from legendary stars.
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