In attics and garages, underneath beds, piled in corners or just closeted away, our heritage is slowly but surely disintegrating. Based on an NET Television program featuring professionals from the Nebraska State Historical Society's Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center and the State Library Commission, this site provides practical and effective methods to help ensure that artifacts, photographs, and documents will survive into the future.
This television program features a wide variety of segments, including some shot on location around Nebraska, some shot in the highly specialized laboratories at the Ford Conservation Center in Omaha, and some shot at special Heirloom Health Clinics.
live streaming schedule & on demand videos
|Beef State: Birth of the Omaha Stockyards||In 1882, Wyoming rancher Alexander Swan came to Omaha to convince investors to start a stockyards....|
|Beef State: Widows & Orphans||Some ranchers acquired land by artfully using a provision of the amended Homestead Act that allowed...|
|Beef State: Homesteaders v. Cattlemen||Some Nebraska ranchers could use trespass laws to keep homesteaders from reaching their land,...|
|Beef State: Homesteaders||Life was quite grueling for homesteading farmers in Nebraska, a land with a relatively small yearly...|
|Beef State: Bartlett Richards||Because of the Blizzards of 1886 & 1887 and other reasons, large Nebraska ranches began to fade...|
|Beef State: Ranches||What did it take to be a Nebraska rancher in the late 1800s? Narrated by Peter Coyote. This segment...|
|Beef State: Beef Issue||Periodically, the U.S. government would provide live cattle for Native Americans on reservations at...|
|Beef State: Branding||Modern Nebraska cowboys show us how old-style branding was accomplished on the Sibbitt, Monahan,...|
|Beef State: Alexander Swan||Alexander Hamilton Swan, a Scottish rancher from Wyoming, was one of the first to try to fulfill...|
|Beef State: Cattle Replace Bison||Find out how cattle and the railroads had devastating effects on bison, and thus on Native...|