Congregational Church of Blair

Religious institutions have played an important role in the history of Nebraska. During the frontier… Read More

Fort Atkinson

Civilization came to the west bank of the Missouri with establishment of Fort Atkinson in 1820 about… Read More

Steamboat Bertrand

During the mid-nineteenth century, steamboats played a major role in the settlement and development of… Read More

Desoto Townsite

The town of DeSoto was platted on this site in 1854 and incorporated in 1855. Steamboating on the Missouri… Read More

Fort Atkinson

From 1820 to 1827, the nation’s largest and most westerly military post occupied this site, the earlier… Read More

Lewis and Clark Campsite: July 30 - August 2, 1804

On July 30 the explorers arrived at the bluff where Fort Atkinson would be built less than two decades… Read More

Lewis and Clark Campsites: August 3 and 4, 1804

On August 3 Lewis and Clark held a council with the Oto and Missouria Indians at a site they named "Council… Read More

Brewster Cemetery

Founded in 1870 by Israel Swihart, the cemetery was named for his wife, Mary Brewster Swihart. Those… Read More