Hear the Stories of Nebraska Sod House Homesteaders During This Exhibit on the Subject

Solomon Butcher had a grand plan: to create a photographic record and write down the history of sod house homesteaders in Nebraska. This Wednesday, Nebraska History Museum invites the community to view “Take Our Picture: Sod House Portraits” in order to discover the photography of Solomon Butcher.

Butcher produced 1,500 images and collected biographies and stories from Nebraska residents, creating what is regarded as the best record of sod house settlement in the world. Butcher's collection, which is housed at History Nebraska, has been used countless times by both amateur and professional researchers. Plus, his photographs have been featured in textbooks and histories.

This exhibit provides Nebraska History Museum visitors a brand-new way to experience these significant photographs. In addition to a sod wall display, visitors are encouraged to step into the photos themselves with multiple selfie stations. “Take Our Picture: Sod House Portraits” will be on display until June 1, 2020.

Explore 12,000 years of history at Nebraska History Museum! Many people and cultures have made Nebraska their home. Come see fascinating artifacts and hear amazing stories from our rich past. Learn about life in Nebraska before it became a state, what it was like to live in Nebraska during the early years of statehood, and the moments that affected all Nebraskans. See unique artifacts only on display at the Nebraska History Museum. Participate in a variety of educational programs for children and adults.

Learn more about our ancestors’ living conditions at “Take Our Picture: Sod House Portraits.” Admission is free. For more information, visit
At Fairways at Lincoln Apartments in Lincoln, Nebraska, we believe it’s important to live life vigorously. Soak up the very best our greater community has to offer when you attend this highly-anticipated local event!

Event Time/Date:
Wednesday, September 11, 2019—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Nebraska History Museum
131 Centennial Mall North
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508

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