Browse Exhibits (4 total)
The Old Iron Gates serve as a connection to the early stages of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In this exhibit, we will explore the history, restoration, and significance of these monumental gates to the University.
This exhibit explains who the man behind the well known Bessey Hall was. It goes into great detail about the life of Charles E. Bessey, and it specifically focuses on his work at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. As well as informing the observer about Bessey himself, this exhibit also explores the origins of the famous Bessey Hall.
Exhibit detailing the formation and commemoration behind the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Memorial Stadium.
This exhibit focuses on the 1920s in the University's history. The '20s were a time of identity crisis for the country and the University. WWI had just ended in 1918 and the United States was recovering and rediscovering themselves. As for the University, there was no post-war recuperating, but there was plenty of soul-searching as to what type of school the University would be. With the construction of Memorial Stadium, athletics were becoming just as important as academics. And much like the U.S. presidents of the 1920s, the administration during the 1920s at the University did not exhibit strong leadership. Decisions regarding new colleges were plentiful during this era; decisions that would ultimately define the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as what it is today.