This is a history of the Manufactures Building at the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition.
This is a history of the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition.
Of all the buildings made for the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, the Girls and Boys Building had one of the most joyful, loyal and enthusiastic receptions. Here is a short history of the building. Fundraising for Construction This is a artist’s rendering of the Girls and Boys Building. “It was not one of the […]
This is a history of a longtime, influential and successful segregated congregation called St Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church in North Omaha.
The vivid life of Lucy Gamble (1875-1958) included teaching, activism, church and much more. This is a bio!
This is a biography of minister, newspaper editor, NAACP leader and North Omaha community activist Rev. John Albert Williams (1866-1933).
This is a history of the Administrative Building, aka the Administration Arch, at the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition held in North Omaha.
This is a history of the oldest Black church in Omaha, St. John’s AME Church.
A hallowed history unlike any other organization in the state, the Urban League of Nebraska is committed to, “…lead Nebraska in closing the social economic gap in the African American, other emerging ethnic communities and disadvantaged families in the achievement of social equality and economic independence and growth.”From the official Urban League of Nebraska website […]
Sulphur Springs was a settlement in the Nebraska Territory from 1854 to 1877. This article shares some of its history.
This is a history of one of North Omaha’s most important historical landmarks, The Sherman apartments on North 16th Street.
This is a history of Omaha’s North Downtown neighborhood.
The Ponca Hills have a deep and rich history with American Indians, horse thieves, fur trappers and more. Here’s my account…
This is a biography of one of Florence’s most important historical figures.
The Winspear Triangle was a contested land north of downtown, filled with poor people, planned with poor ideas and barely actualized in the present times.
Hidden away in North Omaha was a social club that held the middle class and its neighborhood.
This is a tour of various sites associated with the Civil Rights movement in Omaha, Nebraska.
In this chapter, Mondo we Langa is quoted saying “…they simply could not let an African man who called police “pigs” get away with that.”
There were and are many segregated schools in Omaha, and this is an account of their history.
Several car makers began in North Omaha, and this is their story. Stroud, Douglas and the Omaha Motor Company all called the community home. Find out why…
This is a history of the founder of Florence, Nebraska’s home.
Preface to “Framed,” a series by Michael Richardson for NorthOmahaHistory.com
For almost a century, bombings plagued Omaha, Nebraska. This is a summary of what happened.
Omaha North High School is the most spectacular high school in Nebraska, and among the very best in the United States.
Colleges, universities and other higher education institutions are scattered throughout North Omaha history. Here’s a summary.
Examining the rise and fall of North Omaha requires a long and complicated journey through politics, culture, economics and more. One of the important early anchors of the community demonstrated the ability of one organization to steer things astray. Opening the Coliseum Built in 1879, the Coliseum was located at 2226 North […]
Malcolm X Memorial Park sits in the heart of North Omaha’s Kountze Place. Discover why you don’t hear about it anymore.
One part of Omaha has stayed in touch with its agricultural roots for more than a century. This is a history of small family farms and the changing landscape in East Omaha.
Its an understatement to say that railroads helped build North Omaha; they were absolutely vital. Here’s a summary of their history.
From 1935 to 1940, more than 200 workers lived in a CCC camp at Levi Carter Park. Here is a history of their time.
DeBolt, Nebraska shows up on cell phones and social media statuses. Learn why in this article…
The Benson Motor Company operated on present-day Maple Street for more than two decades.
This is a short history of Cabanne’s Post in North Omaha.
This is a history of North Omaha’s Fort Lisa, including its location, history and more.
The history of Scandinavians in North Omaha, including neighborhoods, churches, jobs and social groups.
Omaha’s historic Black churches include Cleaves Temple CME; Mt Nebo Baptist; Zion Baptist; Mt Moriah Baptist; Salem Baptist; St John AME; Hillside Presbyterian; Pilgrim Baptist; Bethel AME. Omaha’s tradition of Black churches started less than a decade after the founding of the city in 1865. With de facto segregation the norm in the city by then, African Americans […]
Free North Omaha history presentations by Adam Fletcher Sasse!
MY list of 75 places in North Omaha that are over 117 years old, give or take a few places.
A history of Omaha’s Eppley Airfield from 1925 to present. It has also been called the American Legion Municipal Airport and the Omaha Municipal Airport.