Archives Museum

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

What is this household item?

The mystery item pictured above isn’t used as frequently today. Do you know what it is and what it was used for in homes? If you know, please send answers to carolf@goldcoun ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...