Humanities Desk On Demand

June 27, 2008
For more on Maximilian's Journals and Karl Bodmer, and the current exhibit at the Joslyn Art Museum, please visit
June 20, 2008
People in Falls City and in Hastings will get a chance over the next two weeks to see history unfold—Chautauqua is coming to town. For a complete rundown of the schedules in Falls City and Hastings, visit
June 3, 2008
John Sibbit is a Nebraska rancher featured in the NET Television documentary "Beef State." He tells the story of how the news of JFK's assassination put his ranch in economic peril.
June 3, 2008
A new monument marks the previously nameless graves of African American homesteaders.
May 21, 2008
In cattle country, where business is often settled on a handshake, a person's word is their bond. This story is drawn from interviews for Beef State, a documentary project of NET and the Nebraska Historical Society. For a preview, please visit
May 12, 2008
The Nebraska Historical Society is in the beginning stages of restoring its collection of over 3,000 artifacts from 14 Indian tribes.
May 8, 2008
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May 8, 2008
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April 21, 2008
Omaha native Marlin Briscoe, the first starting African-American quarterback in the NFL, is now the subject of a movie. Omaha's best known actor, John Beasley, is behind the film. Beasley played football with Briscoe in Omaha. For more about the film, please visit
April 10, 2008
The grand opening of the new International Quilt Study Center occurred yesterday in Lincoln. The Center is the home to the largest publicly held quilt collection in the world.