American Historical Society of Germans From Russia Museum and Library

American Historical Society of Germans From Russia Museum and Library, Lincoln: Hours, Address, American Historical Society of Germans From Russia Museum and Library Reviews: 4.5/5

American Historical Society of Germans From Russia Museum and Library

American Historical Society of Germans From Russia Museum and Library
4.5
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
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Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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npolivka
Lincoln, NE22 contributions
Wonderful for genealogy research!
Dec 2016
It's not a very large place, but it's an excellent resource for those uncovering family history and information regarding the area around the museum. This place is great for spending an afternoon learning about the German immigrants that came from Russia and the many struggles they encountered settling in the United States. Very educational, especially since it's not history they teach you in school!
Written November 9, 2017
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Todd D
52 contributions
Research library for genealogists looking for their German from Russia heritage. Lots of research materials available!
Jul 2017 • Friends
The resources that are available are amazing. If you have German from Russia heritage, this is the place to go with your questions. The museum part is interesting, small and only costs $5 and you can spend an hour or two looking at artifacts. But you can hire a research assistant for $15 to help you dig through the library that they have. It's just a few blocks south of the business district, so it's easy to access.
Written July 27, 2017
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Candy H
Denver, CO122 contributions
Interesting
Mar 2017
This is kind of a weird little historical society. For a quirky little look at an interesting pocket of people, the museum's curator is very knowledgeable. It is a strange thing though, that nothing is open in the outbuildings in March... and the upstairs exhibits are oddly misspelled and look like they may have been put together by 6th graders. For a people who are industrious and intelligent, it was a little embarrassing; the building is beautiful, and clearly money has been spent to bring this about, why the goofy exhibits? I wanted to be MORE interested, but the misspelled and broken english poster boards, slapped together with glue and very possibly plagiarized information really put me off. I finally had to get out of there, and hope my people will eventually spend as much money with their exhibits as they have on the beautiful building and the lovely remodeled offices. I made a donation, but seriously there is little that can go wrong with a little use of spell check and perhaps a re-do of the cheesy displays. A bowl that looks like it was bought in a saves-a-lot in 1982, does not need to be on display, and if it DOES deserve to be a display, it should at least have its significance noted with a little thing called spellchecker. Get rid of the elementary poster boards, and just put up some decent maps. And have the museum curator do the walk thru, rather than the greet and cheat! I wish I lived nearby, one afternoon and this place would be turned around. We are an industrious people. Pride is good. The gift shop has lots of really good resources, that's why I rate it so well. Skip the other stuff until they fix it.
Written March 30, 2017
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dave f
Lincoln, NE98 contributions
Amazingly Quirky!
May 2016
OK, who even knew that "Germans From Russia" was even a Thing?? Much less that they even have their own museum?! Well, if my own grandfather had not actually been one, and a homesteading immigrant to boot, I would be included among the vast number of ignoranti myself. Stop in and give this delightful little tribute to an obscure but interesting historical niche a visit and then head down to Beatrice to the Homestead Monument for broader context.
Written November 15, 2016
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hrharris82
Lincoln, NE90 contributions
Interesting if you have a personal connection
Aug 2016
Coming from a Germans from Russia family, I have a personal connection to this museum. It doesn't take long, but it does have interesting artifacts.
Written October 26, 2016
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CaribbeanFan79
Newport Beach, CA1,035 contributions
Germans from Russia Muesum
Sep 2016 • Friends
This little museum has been around since the 80's and I used to go in college. I took my grandparents here recently and they loved it.
Written September 7, 2016
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John J
Lincoln, NE42 contributions
Interesting
Aug 2016
It was an interesting tour of German immigration through Russia, a topic I knew absolutely nothing about before my visit and now am completely knowledgeable about for a topic.
Written August 21, 2016
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Pam C
Virginia Beach, VA40 contributions
Interesting History of the German migration through Russia.
Aug 2016 • Couples
We decided to stop at this Museum just for fun. It is small, but there is a lot of good history and information about the German's from Russia that came to the United States, and to other Countries. There is a wealth of information and you can utilize the research that has been done, if you are so inclined.

There is a short documentary prior to going through the museum. They also have an "outdoor" kitchen, and a small barn area.
Written August 19, 2016
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jhaller2016
Pittsburgh, PA18 contributions
Small museum but interesting
Aug 2016 • Solo
This is a small, free museum on a side street in Lincoln. It's really quite interesting - I am German by heritage and think I know a lot about history, but I had no idea about this. I went through in about 20 min, skipped the video. Good for people who like American and European history. Inqusitive kids with decent attention spans would do ok for 20-30 minutes. You wouldn't modify your plans or necessarily go out of your way for this one - unless you had a particular interest - but it's good.
Written August 19, 2016
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saathoff60
Unadilla, NE5 contributions
Girls day out
Aug 2016 • Friends
Very informative. Liked the video which gave the history of how and why Germans settled in Russia and why then left. Unfortunately we couldn't view the other buildings -- they only take tours in the afternoon.
Written August 17, 2016
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