Humanities Desk On Demand

Service Learning: Community Service as Education

October 11, 2012
Some Nebraska college students are finding one of the best ways to learn is to do something for others. Take as an example two University of... more››

Nebraska’s Lincoln Memorial Turns 100

August 31, 2012
One hundred years ago, ten thousand people gathered on the west side of the old Nebraska State Capitol building to dedicate a statue of Abraham... more››

WWII quilts a window into wartime

August 13, 2012
The best known female icon of World War II is probably Rosie the Riveter. A new exhibit at the International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln shows... more››

WWII quilts a window into wartime

August 13, 2012
The best known female icon of World War II is probably Rosie the Riveter. A new exhibit at the International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln shows... more››

Iraqi photographer honors the resilience of his country's women

July 26, 2012
An Iraqi war refugee is on an artistic mission. In a new exhibition of black and white photographs, he is exploring the resilience and courage of... more››

The 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act

July 20, 2012
One hundred and fifty years ago this month, congress passed the Morrill Act. Even though it is often overshadowed by two other laws passed in 1862... more››

TRAIN TUESDAYS: The Doodlebug: A Nebraska innovation in passenger rail transportation.

June 18, 2012
This is the story of a rail line from Kearney that never reached its intended destination, an inventive train mechanic and the little train car that... more››

Railroad builder Grenville Dodge tells story through historical reenactment.

June 8, 2012
A scholar - portraying a notable historical figure. That hybrid of research and theater is what Chautauqua is all about. On a recent evening, one of... more››

Mark Twain in Nebraska - thanks to Chautauqua

June 1, 2012
Historical personalities were on stage recently under the Chautauqua tent at the Homestead National Monument near Beatrice. It was part of the... more››

Wauneta Flour Mills - The last family run flour mill in Nebraska is looking forward.

May 18, 2012
The last family owned flour mill in Nebraska has a new future. Jerry Johnston has this story of how a landmark business will carry on a tradition of... more››

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