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History & Culture Archive

Modern Day Memories at Fort Atkinson

Our 10-page feature, “Modern Day Memories at Fort Atkinson,” includes Dean Slader and his volunteers reenacting the past for the benefit of future generations. Founded in 1819, Fort Atkinson was the first fort in the United States west of the Missouri River. Local residents began rebuilding it in the 1960s, and the fort today (in the community of Fort Calhoun) comes to life during living history weekends spring, summer and fall.

Platte Basin Timelapse Story

Got an insatiable appetite for the Platte River like Nebraska filmmakers Michael Forsberg and Michael Farrell? Hundreds of miles in the making, this braided prairie river has many stories to tell, but until recently, most of what the Platte was doing was unknown. Thanks to Forsberg’s and Farrell’s Platte Basin Timelapse project, dozens of cameras (including in Colorado and Wyoming) are now capturing images of this living river every daylight hour.

Sláinte, toast to Irish traditions

The Holt County community of O’Neill has been the Irish Capital of Nebraska for 50 years. No matter their lineage, residents living in the thriving community today embrace and honor their community’s Irish heritage, and celebrate it during St. Patrick’s Day.

More about the Transcontinental Railroad

Union Pacific unites Nebraska and nation.

Winter of 1948-1949

Nebraska's worst winter ever. Recollections pile up 70 years after the epic winter of 1948-1949

Memorial Stadium - Web Extra

Former Cornhusker football coach Tom Osborne shares Memorial Stadium memories.

Bison - Web Extra

Looking for more from our September/October 2018 story on Bison? Check out these stunning extra photos.

Sunken Gardens

With roots in the Great Depression, the capital city’s colorful oasis uplifts visitors from the heart of the community.

Shimmering Images

Hidden trove of glass plate negatives shed light on Hall County history.

Omaha Loves Jazz

Preston Love and Near North Side Neighborhood sing Omaha's praises as historic hub of Kansas City-style jazz.

Nebraska And The Great War

World War I left a legacy in Nebraska that remains strong 100 years later.

Town Story: Auburn

Amid Auburn’s pretty countryside you’ll discover historic architecture, elegant Victorian homes from the early 20th century, a rare pair of thriving downtowns and an eclectic array of restaurants that caters to this diverse and growing city of nearly 3,500 residents.
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Nebraska Life September 2020 - September 2020
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