mystery item

A rock-based question this week

The Lincoln Area Archives Museum off of 5th Street has everything from farm exhibits to veterans’ photos to pottery. This week’s mystery item is obviously a rock. Can ...

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 ...

Lincoln Opera House was the place to go

We stumped readers with last week’s mystery item. And that’s not fun. We like hearing from our readers. If you know or might know what this week’s mystery item ...

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 ...

Check out the Lincoln Area Archives Museum gifts

When you’re downtown this week doing your holiday shopping, why not stop by the Lincoln Area Archives Museum and see what gifts are for sale there? You’ll find the perf ...

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. ...

Patriotic-related focus this week

We stumped readers with last week’s mystery item. But we don’t like doing that. So here’s a hint for this week’s mystery item, pictured above: it has some ...

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 ...

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 ...