This is a history of the former Count Creighton House in North Omaha.
Category: History of Nebraska
A History of the Jefferson Square Neighborhood
This is a history of Omaha’s first public park; first public school; it’s Native American neighborhood; and it’s “Hobo Park,” all wrapped up in one. This is a history of Jefferson Square in Omaha, Nebraska.
A History of the Native Omahans Festival
This is a history of the Native Omaha Festival, which has happened biennially in North Omaha, Nebraska since 1976.
A History of the Military Road in North Omaha
This is a history of Military Road aka Military Avenue in North Omaha, Nebraska.
A History of Music in North Omaha
This is a summary of a LOT of music in North Omaha over the last 150 years, including jazz, soul, blues, hip hop, gospel, pop, and so much more. Get introduced some of the people, places, events, and more from North Omaha’s musical history.
A Biography of North Omaha’s Vic Walker
Vic B. Walker (1864-c1925) was an African American attorney, police officer, business owner, and criminal in Omaha, Nebraska.
A History of Relations between Jews and African Americans in Omaha
This is a history of relations between Black people and Jews in Omaha, Nebraska. It details instances, occasions, places and spaces where the Jewish community interacted with the Black community in the city.
Life of Edwin Overall of North Omaha
Throughout most of his life, Edwin Overall (1835–1901) dedicated himself fighting for civil rights. This is his story.
History of the North Freeway in Omaha
First conceptualized in 1954, it took almost 40 years for North Omaha’s highest high speed corridor to be completed. This is a history of the North Freeway.
A Biography of Levi Carter
A wealthy industrialist worked hard, then died. His wife gave the City of Omaha a lot of money to commemorate his life, and today the name is all over East Omaha. This is a biography of Levi Carter.
A History of Winter Quarters
In 1846, a town emerged on the western bank of the Missouri River. Although it only existed for a few … More
A History of Omaha’s “Black Mayor”
Since its founding in 1854, the City of Omaha has never had a publicly elected Black mayor. For a period in from the 1930s through the 1940s though, there was a Black mayor competition held. This is a history of that position.
History of the Carver Savings and Loan Association
This is a history of the Carver Bank in North Omaha, the first-ever Black-owned bank in Nebraska.
Notable African American Women in Omaha History
Black women in Omaha have done all kinds of work as mothers, businesswomen, teachers, ministers, politicians, and in other roles to make the community great. This is a history of some of the notable African American women in North Omaha.
A Timeline of the History of Saratoga
This is a timeline of the history of the Saratoga neighborhood in North Omaha, including the intersection of 24th and Ames. Included here are events, places and people central to the neighborhood’s existence as a pioneer town, leafy suburb, and a seemingly abandoned urban neighborhood.
A Biography of Florence Kilborn
This is a biography of Florence Kilborn (c1854-1866), namesake of the Florence neighborhood in North Omaha.
A History of the Omaha Crèche
This is a history of the Omaha Crèche, which was located on North 52nd and Pratt Streets for a half century.
A Biography of George P. Johnson
The first-ever Black-owned, operated and filmed theater company in the world was led from North Omaha.
A Biography of Bertha Calloway
This is a biography of historian and North Omaha leader Bertha Calloway (1925-2017). She was a Civil Rights activist, museum founder, historian, author, student, educator, speaker, promoter, playwright, journalist, administrator, mentor, wife and mother.
A History of the Mormon Bridge in North Omaha
Built on the rock bottom of the Missouri River, dreams of today’s Mormon Bridge go back to 1846. This article explores the history of the bridge, the ferries, the politics and more.
A History of the Carter White Lead Company Factory in East Omaha
For 40 years, one plant poisoned North Omaha with heinous disregard. This is a history of the Carter White Lead Company factory in East Omaha.
History of Businesses Owned By African Americans in Omaha
This is a history of Black-owned businesses, African American entrepreneurship and more in North Omaha since 1854.
A History of the Creighton Working Girls Home
This is a history of the Creighton Working Girls Home and Chapel, which provided a paternalistic environment for newly arrived women in Omaha for several decades.
Historic Postcards from North Omaha
This is a collection of postcards of North Omaha, Nebraska.
A Biography of Rodney S. Wead
This is a biography of North Omaha community leader Rodney S. Wead (b. 1935).