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Flashback Friday through Photography: The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia in Lincoln

AHSGR sculpture

When we were studying European geography several years ago, we went to the Germans from Russia Museum.  We all really enjoyed it, and I think I took some great pictures then.  But when I changed cell phones awhile ago, they all disappeared.  So they let 2 of my kids and I sneak in right before they closed to get some current photographs.  If you have never been to this museum, you should definitely venture there soon.  There is much to learn about the history of this displaced people group.   (More on that in another post to come!)  For today I will mainly let the pictures tell the story.

AHSGR for kids

For kids: a great little area with musical instruments they can touch and a looping video where they can see the history played out, along with a “kids collection” of various artifacts.

AHSGR furniture collages

Upstairs various room arrangements are on display providing a glimpse into yesteryear life.

AHSGR dolls

My daughter pointed out that all the girls would enjoy seeing the dolls.

AHSGR clothing and house displays

And they would enjoy the dollhouse and clothing exhibits displaying how this group of people used to live.

AHSGR musical instruments

My son enjoyed seeing the musical instruments.  He tried to sneak playing them, despite the fact that the guide was close by (he is a music fan!)

AHSGR Outdoor Buildings

We did not get to take a tour of all of the outdoor buildings this time.  But wandering around the white clapboard buildings definitely provides a realistic glimpse into history.   These buildings close during the winter.  The main museum is open year round.

Name/Location American Historical Society of Germans from Russia: 631 “D” St. Lincoln
Open hours/Contacts M-F 9-4; (402) 474-3363; Facebook; local chapters noted on web
Cost Free – donations are accepted
What to Know Research library available for those with this ancestory
Outdoor Tours Tours of the outdoor buildings daily @ 2 from April – October
Museum Manners Artifacts are for looking, not touching (including instruments)
Recommended Ages They have a great kid’s area!  Outdoor areas would be fun for younger kids – upper floor in museum would be hard with young ones; 5 and up
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A Small Glimpse of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Museum in Lincoln)

I have to admit that I am a fan of home improvement shows.  But the commercial break between when they are finishing up and when they do the final reveal can seem to take a long time.  In fact, I would much rather tape those shows, so I can fast forward through to see the finish.

Now I am the first to recognize that my blog is not as exciting as one of those shows.  For one thing, I am not Ty Pennington or as stylish as one of the girls that works on the show with him.  But my husband might be even busier than he is.  For he started a major home improvement project on not one, not two, but all three of the floors of our house today.  Our house is a bit chaotic to say the least.  I am exhausted, and I did very little of the physical part of the labor.  I just have to find new places for things.  That is my daunting job for tomorrow.  My husband is even more tired and probably has more to do.  (Thanks, my KJ, you are the best!)

That being said, I find the time is now 9:45 at night.  I am ready to go to sleep for tonight.  As much as I like writing, I think I might just be out of words.  A rare moment for me, at least in the typing world.  So, for tonight I am simply going to post the same shots from the other day but magnified.  A partial reveal of the place that we visited …

The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Museum in Lincoln!



So, I guess this is where we take a commercial break to hopefully resume telling more about the museum tomorrow.  I was going to post a picture of their plaque in case you want to know more tonight.  But the “metal” typeset does not make for a great photograph – I think it would be more annoying than helpful to try to read what I wrote.  But hey, here is a link to their website at least.  Other pictures and more explanation to come tomorrow …


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