This is a history of the Circus Grounds at N. 20th and Paul Streets in North Omaha from the 1870s through the 1930s.
This is a history of the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition.
This is a history of the Omaha NAACP chapter, including locations, people, successes and challenges since it was founded in 1915.
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 East Omaha’s demolished Pershing School in the former District 61.
Going back to 1886, the southwest corner of 24th and Lake has been vital to North Omaha! Its first Black-owned business didn’t happen until 1968 though. Find out more in this history of Duffy Drugs!
This is a history of Emancipation Day in Omaha, which is a celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.
For almost a century, it was widely known that hospitals in Omaha were for whites only. Defacto segregation made doctors apply for birth certificates at hospitals where African American mothers weren’t allowed to birth their babies, while African American doctors weren’t allowed to work in most hospitals until the 1920s, and even then they could […]
This is a history of Cleaves Temple C.M.E., one of the oldest Black churches in Omaha.
Hillside Presbyterian Church was a Black congregation in North Omaha from 1920 to 1954.
This is a summary of the African American legislators representing North Omaha in the Nebraska Legislature.
Adam’s Note: This is a special exposè on a rarely-acknowledged but vitally important part of Omaha’s history. Written by local historian Ryan Roenfeld, I believe this history of Omaha’s Chinatown is necessary, vibrant and just a beginning, albeit a deep one! Share your thoughts in the comments section!
This is a summary of the lynching of Will Brown in 1919.
This is a history of the observation of Omaha’s Malcolm X Day since 1968.
A social force, culture builder, educational center and powerful advocacy base, the Negro YWCA was vital to African Americans advancement in Omaha.
Tucked away in the Near North Side was the Charles Bicycle Track. This is its history as told by Ryan Roenfeld.
A podcast about the history of fur trading in Omaha, Nebraska by Adam Fletcher Sasse and Steve Sleeper for NorthOmahaHistory.com
Sulphur Springs was a settlement in the Nebraska Territory from 1854 to 1877. This article shares some of its history.
From 1896 to 1978, the Omaha Salvation Army offered prenatal and birthing services for low-income, unwed and “unsuitable” pregnant women. This is a story of their facility.
The story of Doc George Smith, a longtime civil servant and respected mentor among pioneer Omahans.
This is a history of North Omaha’s Corby Theater, an unprotected gem that could be demolished anytime.
This is a history of one of North Omaha’s most important historical landmarks, The Sherman apartments on North 16th Street.
Adam’s Note: Here’s another normal house history from North Omaha. Focused on an address where everyday North Omaha people lived, this house is similar to the other exposés I’ve written. Over more than 125 years, some of these homes have fallen apart and others were bulldozed, while the vast majority of original houses are still filling […]
These are churches that existed in Florence, Nebraska before 1917.
This is Framed Chapter 24 by Michael Richardson.
This is a history of Omaha’s North Downtown neighborhood.
The Covenant Presbyterian Church was located in North Omaha for almost 100 years. Learn more here…
This is Chapter 24 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson.
This is a biography of one of Florence’s most important historical figures.
The North Side Bank was a pioneer-era fixture that lasted in the the 1990s! Here’s its history.
This is the history of an average home in North Omaha, which is old but not remarkable.
North Omaha’s Provident Hospital was an attempt to challenge the city’s racism. What happened?
A lost amusement park haunts nobody’s memories, and some even deny it ever existed. This is Lakeview Amusement Park and the Sand Point Beach.
This is a biography of Selina Carter Cornish by Jody Lovallo.
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.
Summer fun turned into a permanent development in the city of Carter Lake.