Lincoln History

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 ...

Exercise good throughout the ages and at any age

Studebaker is a household name and there is a local connection to it. Do you know where Studebaker originated and why? If you don’t know, you’re in for a surprise. Pl ...

Yikes, we stumped readers

It’s really lonely here this week at Out of the Museum. That’s because nobody responded with what last week’s mystery item was used for at the kitchen or dining ...

Continuing with the kitchen theme this week

Although reader response was lighter than expected for last week’s mystery item, we’re keeping with the food theme in hopes of stirring more responses from readers. Ac ...

Hopefully readers won’t be stumped next week

This week was the first time in several weeks that no one had the answer to what the mystery man was holding. Hopefully, readers know what this week’s mystery item pictured ...

Don’t forget Lincoln has an airport

This week’s mystery item has two questions. Who is the beloved man in the photo and what is he holding? Here’s a not-very-helpful hint: longtime Lincoln residents will ...

We don't like stumping readers

We finally stumped Lincoln News Messenger readers. It has been several weeks since no one had the answer to the name or use of last week’s mystery item. Hopefully, this week ...

Another week, another mystery item

OK, several readers had answers to last week’s mystery item from the Lincoln Area Archives Museum. But this week’s mystery item pictured here will probably be unknown ...

What could this item be?

Readers continue to outsmart Out of the Museum as several residents immediately had the answers to last week’s mystery item. If you know what this week’s item pictured ...