History

Geography question this week

While we stumped readers with last week’s mystery item, we hope that many readers will offer answers to this week’s question. This week’s question is where was t ...

What is this tool?

The Lincoln Area Archives Museum has some strange-looking tools from the past on display. If you know or might know what this week’s mystery item is, please send answers to ...

Roseville antique shop sells Nazi items

Limited edition toys from the ’50s. An intricately-carved wooden armoire. A kitschy neon sign advertising a bottle of coca-cola. Antique stores are havens for the old, the ra ...

This week’s question has several answers

While many readers might know what this week’s mystery item is, what are some of the items that were put in it? If you know or might know what this week’s mystery item ...

Back to the farm

Last week’s mystery item highlighted Lincoln’s rich agricultural history. All mystery items can be seen at the nonprofit Lincoln Area Archives Museum, at 640 5th St. Vi ...

Do you know any details about the True Ball Hall?

This week’s mystery item is the True Blue Hall and its significance to Lincoln. If you know or might know about this week’s mystery item, please send answers to carolf ...

Really tied into our area’s history

Last week’s mystery item from the Lincoln Area Archives Museum was a hard one to identify but significantly tied into Lincoln’s beginnings. This week’s mystery ...

Questions still about last week’s mystery item

The mystery item featured last week is still a mystery. No, this is not a riddle. The docent’s explanation below will explain what we mean about the possible answers. In the ...

Last week’s tool was well-known

We loved readers’ comments this week. Everyone who answered knew exactly what it was (a scribe) and its purpose. If you know or might know what this week’s mystery ite ...

Two messages this week

This Saturday is an especially great time to visit the Lincoln Area Archives Museum as docents will have extended hours, due to the annual downtown holiday events (see front page s ...

This item was popular years ago

Most readers didn't know the purpose of last week’s mystery item. OK, only one reader knew. We hope that more readers know the purpose of this week's mystery item. ...

Going old school this week

Almost stumped again! Last week’s mystery item was a military-related question and we only received one answer. So this week, we have an easy mystery item to identity in the ...

Stumped again!

No one knew what Lincoln Area Archives Museum President Elizabeth Jansen was standing next to last week. That doesn’t make us feel good because we like hearing about the pas ...

A fond look back at a kitchen item

We’re glad to say that readers knew the identity of last week’s mystery item. We hope that trend continues with this week’s mystery item, pictured here with Linc ...

This week’s mystery item might surprise you

You never know what you’ll learn by seeing different artifacts and materials at the Lincoln Area Archives Museum. If you know what this week’s mystery item is and whet ...