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Lincoln in Lancaster County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Nebraska State Historical Society

 
 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, June 14, 2011
1. The Nebraska State Historical Society Marker
Inscription.  In 1878 public-spirited citizens, led by former governor Robert W. Furnas, organized the Nebraska State Historical Society. The legislature designated the Society a state institution in 1883 and began providing financial support.

The Society's offices, library, and museum occupied various Lincoln locations until 1953, including the old university library (present Architecture Hall) and the state capitol. This building, designed by Lincoln architect Ellery Davis and funded by a special tax levy, opened in 1953. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by Nebraska State Historical Society. (Marker Number 436.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
 
Location. 40° 49.012′ N, 96° 41.995′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, Nebraska, in Lancaster County. Marker is on R. Street just west of 16th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lincoln NE 68508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers

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By Bill Pfingsten, June 14, 2011
2. Nebraska State Historical Society
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are within walking distance of this marker. Mammuthus Columbi (approx. ¼ mile away); Mueller Tower at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (approx. ¼ mile away); Pershing Rifles (approx. 0.3 miles away); Original Site of St. Paul Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lincoln's Founding Block (approx. 0.4 miles away); Artesian Well Fountain (approx. 0.4 miles away); U.S. Post Office and Courthouse (Old City Hall) (approx. half a mile away); "America's Mission" (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 604 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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