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.
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|Hidden Places, Two Routes West: The Real Dangers in Wagon Trains||Dr. Robert Munkres talking about the real dangers of traveling in a wagon train. From the 1981 NET...|
|Hidden Places, Two Routes West: Chimney Rock, A Landmark on the Route West||Landmarks along the trails helped immigrants know they were making progress. This segment is from...|
|Hidden Places, Two Routes West: Steamboats on the Missouri River||Steamboats from St. Louis provided most of the supplies for the West during the 1840s and 50s. This...|
|The Platte River Road: The Civil War and the Union Pacific||Cultural geographer John Hudson on the Civil War and its influence on the Union Pacific, from the...|
|The Platte River Road: Lewis & Clark Open the West||Lewis and Clark's Voyage of Discovery added immeasurably to European knowledge of the West. This...|
|The Platte River Road: The Oregon Trail||The Oregon Trail created one of the largest mass migrations in human history. This segment is from...|
|The Platte River Road: Fur Traders in the Old West||Fur traders and trappers followed the explorers to exploit the natural resources of the trans-...|
|The Platte River Road: Major Stephen H. Long's Exploration||Stephen H. Long dubbed the Great Plains the "Great American Desert". This segment is from the 1991...|
|Wild Horses: Evolution of the Horse||Paleontologist Dr. Michael Voorhies on the evolution of the horse. This segment is from the 2000...|
|Mysteries in the Dust: Ashfall Fossil Beds Today||After the discoveries at Ashfall, there was a great need to protect the fossils and allow the...|