East Omaha History Tour

This is a tour of historic sites located in East Omaha, including within the City of Omaha and Carter Lake, Iowa.

This is a 1971 pic of the sign for the Florence Community Center located at N. 30th and Clay Streets. Pic courtesy of the Durham Museum.

A History of the Florence Building

The Florence Main Street is filled with several important buildings that tell the neighborhood’s history from 1856 until today. One of the most important has been a social hall, gymnasium, public library, and is now a college. This is a history of the original Florence Community Center, also called the Florence Building.

The Case of Larkin McCloud

This is the case of Charles Smith in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1917 by Adam Fletcher Sasse for

This is "A History of Enslavement in Nebraska" by Adam Fletcher Sasse for

A History of Enslavement in Nebraska

This is a history of slavery in Nebraska, including enslaved people, enslavers, locations and events. There’s also a history of the Underground Railroad and Lane Trail in Nebraska.

This July 21, 1908 headline from the Omaha World-Herald says, "Boston Green, Negro Police Mascot, Dies; Was Famous Character in Local History."

A Biography of Boston Green

This is a biography of Boston Green (1838-1908), a popularly scorned African American homeless person in Omaha, Nebraska.

Lewis Washington (1800-1898) was a famous abolitionist, noted lecturer and minister who moved to Omaha around 1880. In Omaha, Washington was involved in politics and community leadership. He is buried at Forest Lawn. Public domain image.

A Biography of Lewis Washington

This is a biography of Lewis Washington (1800-1898), a famous abolitionist, noted lecturer and minister who lived in North Omaha, Nebraska, at the end of his life.