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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 ...

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 ...

The men are right

Two to two. It’s now a tie. Last week, two women knew what the mystery item was from the previous week. This week, two men knew the identity of last week’s mystery ite ...

The women are right

Lincoln women knew the purpose of last week’s mystery item. Hopefully, some men will respond with what this week’s mystery item is by next Tuesday. Answers will appear ...

What is this three-legged item?

We were sorry to stump readers this week. It doesn’t happen often, but when we do stump you, we don’t like it. Since Studebaker has a local connection, we were surprise ...