For more than 50 years, Holy Family Catholic has been among the most activist Catholic parishes in Omaha. Before that it was an Italian parish, and before that, Irish. Here’s a history.
Omaha is a city of immigrants, and North Omaha is no exception. Along with its historic African American community and … More
Calvin Memorial Presbyterian Church was a short-lived attempt by a fleeting denomination to maintain a significant presence in North Omaha. … More
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!
Mt. Moriah Baptist Church was founded in 1884, and has been a cornerstone Black church in North Omaha since then. This is a history of the church.
This is a history of the oldest Black church in Omaha, St. John’s AME Church.
This is a history of Bethel AME Church, which has been located at N. 24th and Franklin since 1925. It is one of the oldest Black churches in Omaha.
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 history of the New Bethel Church of God in Christ, an African American congregation in North Omaha.
This is a history of Mt. Calvary Community Church, a historic African American congregation in North Omaha.
Dr. Aaron M. McMillan was a representative from North Omaha’s Ninth District to the Nebraska Legislature from 1928 to 1930.
This is a biography of Rev. John Adams, Sr., who represented North Omaha in the Nebraska Legislature from 1949-1962.
These are churches that existed in Florence, Nebraska before 1917.
The Covenant Presbyterian Church was located in North Omaha for almost 100 years. Learn more here…
This is a list of African American firsts in Omaha.
These are the top 10 most important architectural accomplishments in North Omaha today.
North Omaha’s Saint Benedict Catholic Church has been a bastion of hope for the Near North Side for almost a century. Here’s their story.
This is a history of the buildings at North 24th and Fort Streets in the Miller Park neighborhood.
The history of Scandinavians in North Omaha, including neighborhoods, churches, jobs and social groups.
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 were denied seats in white churches. Not to be without a spiritual home, the city’s pioneer Blacks founded their own places of worship. This is an introduction to Omaha’s historic Black churches.
A leader among the bedrock institutions of North Omaha is Zion Baptist Church. One of the oldest congregations in Omaha, it was founded in 1884 and became the largest Black church in Omaha by 1900. It’s landmark building at 2215 Grant Street was designed by North Omaha native “Cap” Clarence Wigington, and its mission is still distinctly relevant more than 125 years after it was founded.
From the 1890s through the 2000s, Pearl Memorial United Methodist Church stood as a beacon in North Omaha. This is it’s history.