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

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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
By | 2017-06-17T16:42:16+00:00 October 25th, 2013|Metro, Nebraska History, Photographs from Nebraska|5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Alicia Tuveson October 26, 2013 at 10:02 am - Reply

    I have always wanted to check this place out! My great grandmother was a German from Russia and an amazingly wonderful woman! She made the BEST runzas! Thanks for sharing, Gretchen!

    • neodyssey October 26, 2013 at 9:58 pm - Reply

      I did not know this about you – very cool. I like to make runzas sometimes, but I think I like eating at Runza even more. 🙂

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