Monday, January 16, 2017

Happy Birthday Nebraska

This Year Marks The 150th Birthday of Nebraska becoming a State. I thought I would compile some resources on the History of Nebraska and some of the resources on Nebraska's big birthday. Did I forget anything? Make sure you leave me a comment.

Nebraska 150

Check out many different statewide activities at NE150 and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

I am Nebraska Oral History Project might be a fun activity for Nebraska Students to practice collecting Oral Histories.  Learn more about collecting Oral Histories at Oral History Interviews via The Library of Congress.

Nebraska History:

Nebraska State Historical Site Main Website:
Also check out there Online Exhibits here.

Nebraska State Historical Marker Text: 
Explore the text of Nebraska's many Historical Markers.

Lots of great resources on Nebraska History from Pre 1500 to modern day. Find informational text that go nicely with pre-created Teacher Lessons.

Prairie Settlement: Nebraska Photographs and Family Letters 1862, 1912. 
This resource from the Library Congress has lots of primary source documents from the Oblinger Family striving on the Great Plains.  Begin searching the database here.

Nebraska Memories
Digital collection of Nebraska cultural and historical materials. Make sure you Browse their vast collections.

Vintage Nebraska Photos on Facebook is a fun place to find historical images of many towns in Nebraska. Search their alphabetical list of towns here.

Explore the history, arts, and architecture of the Nebraska State Capitol and Governor's mansion with Nebraska Virtual Capitol.

The Lincoln Journal Star has published 150 Notable Nebraskans. A great place to learn about some of the many people who have influenced this state.


Here are some video Playlists of all things Nebraska.

Now You Know Nebraska: Nebraska 150 Videos
Find all of their Videos on YouTube Here.

Historic Moving Images from the Archives via Nebraska State Historical Society
Great short historical videos.

Discovering Willa Cather's Letters via The University of Nebraska  -Lincoln

International Quilt Study Center and Museum  via the University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska History via NETNebraska

Nebraska's Natural Beauty via NETNebraska

Nebraska at War via NETNebraska

Nebraska Stories via NETNebraska

Nebraska From Above via WorldFromAbove-HD

Did I forget anything? Do you know of any other great websites to help learn more about Nebraska? I would love to hear about them in the comments section below.

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