Category: History

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Tower on the Plains

by Julie Nichols The Nebraska State Capitol houses the executive and judicial offices of Nebraska and is home to the only unicameral legislature in the U.S. Designed by New York architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue in 1920, begun in 1922, the...

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A Legislative Branch Like No Other

The Unicameral Serves Nebraska’s Citizens by Judy Shutts Nebraska’s Unicameral has been written about, discussed, and analyzed, but it continues to serve the state. Unicameral has the distinction of being the only one-house legislature in the nation. But it wasn’t...

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The Neighborhoods

So many different people make Lincoln their home—young families, college students, new Americans, government workers, tradespeople, professionals and entrepreneurs. And there is a neighborhood just right for everyone. Whether you’re visiting or living here full time, each neighborhood is another...

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College Town

Lincoln is Nebraska’s capital, but it is absolutely a college town, too–. From the flagship campus of Nebraska’s state university to our smaller private and public schools, Lincoln offers a variety of higher education opportunities to expand knowledge, skills and...

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The Kennard House

by Ed Zimmer The oldest home in Lincoln, Nebraska stands just down the street from the southeast corner of the Nebraska State Capitol grounds, at 1627 H Street. In front of the handsome Italianate style house with a roof-top cupola...

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Quilt Museum Celebrates Ten Years in Lincoln

Since opening its doors in 2008, the International Quilt Study Center & Museum has welcomed more than 100,000 visitors from around the world to Quilt House. Located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus, the museum will celebrate its 10th...

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Miss Mie and Nebraska

by Mandy Haase Thomas A symbol of friendship, Miss “Miye” Mie has called the University of Nebraska State Museum’s Anthropology collections home since 1928, after the historic friendship doll exchange took place between the youth of Japan and the United...

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Centennial Mall Revitalized and Renovated

by Ingrid Holmquist What used to be a lackluster space with dysfunctional water fountains, crumbling stairs and a dimly lit seven-block greenspace has been transformed to a beautiful, educational, high-tech, ecologically friendly and ADA compliant mall. After many years of...

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The Long Road to a Landmark

 by Ed Zimmer Nebraska’s beautiful State Capitol took a decade to build (1922-1932) and an expenditure of ten million Depression-era tax dollars. More than that, it took three tries to design and construct the landmark building—it’s the third State Capitol...