Lincoln Area Archives Museum

Having fun with history

We’re hoping that some readers will shed light on what this week’s mystery item is and when it was popular. If you know or might know what this week’s mystery it ...

Having fun with history

While some of us thought that last week’s mystery item was easy to answer as it was an outdoor thermometer, that was not the correct answer. Just ask any docent at the Lincol ...

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 ...

Where was this week’s mystery item found in the house?

We were surprised that only one reader knew the answer to the name of the street and era featured as last week’s mystery item. Hopefully, more readers will know what the two ...

Lincoln museum prepares to honor veterans

To honor all Lincoln veterans for next year’s 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, known in the United States as Veterans Day, the Lincoln Area Archives Museum is soliciting p ...

Name this street in Lincoln

Not only did we stump readers on what last week’s Lincoln Area Archives Museum mystery item was but we also stumped museum docents. This week’s mystery item is much ea ...

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 ...

Today's item is a national history question

Answers to what this week’s mystery item is can vary, depending on what part of the country the reader calls home. If you know what this week’s item is and whether you ...

Record-setting answers this week

Wow! We had almost 30 replies about the Aug. 23 mystery item. We hope we can top that number this week. If you know what this week’s item is and whether you or someone you ...

Record-setting answers this week

Wow! We had almost 30 replies about the Aug. 23 mystery item. We hope we can top that number this week. If you know what this week’s item is and whether you or someone you ...

Sorry for stumping you with last week’s mystery item

We had a feeling that readers would be stumped with last week’s mystery item and we were right. No one responded with the right answer. While this week’s mystery item ...

We might stump you with this week’s mystery item

Four readers, including one in far-away North Carolina, knew where last week’s mystery item was worn and by whom. If you know what this week’s item is, please send ans ...

Where was this clothing worn?

Readers are on a roll again. Several readers knew what both variations of last week’s mystery item were called and their purpose. If you know what this week’s item is, ...