From mills to wineries, automakers to violin-makers, Nebraska has been home to a wide range of manufacturers and inventors. This exhibit is a sampler of some of the many items, from the collection of the Nebraska State Historical Society, that have been Made in Nebraska.
Breweries, soap works, cigar factories, carriage factories, furniture works, foundries, plow shops, cheese factories, shirt factories, car-works, broom factories, pork-packing houses, pickle factories and many minor manufacturing industries are successfully carried on in different parts of the State.
-- L. D. Burch, Nebraska As It Is, 1878
Kawasaki Heavy Industries is headquartered in Kobe, Japan. It built a motorcycle assembly plant in Lincoln in 1974. Since that time it has added production of jet skis, all terrain vehicles, and rail cars. This motorcycle is the first Japanese vehicle manufactured in the United States.
This "Mike-Bike" was manufactured by Sensation Manufacturing Company in Ralston. Sensation began by making power lawn mowers in 1944 and later produced snow blowers.
Made in Nebraska
Food & Beverages
Creameries & Dairies
House and Home
Clothing & Textiles
Elgin Watch Company
Electronics & Communication