North Downtown Omaha, 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.

2021 McMillan Magnet Center Next Level Learning

A History of McMillan Magnet Center

This is a history of McMillan Magnet Middle School, which was originally planned as North Junior High School, and operated as McMillan Junior High School, in North Omaha, Nebraska.

Ponca School, N. 45th and Ponca Road, North Omaha, Nebraska

A History of the Ponca School

North Omaha has several historic schools. Their past is largely lost though, and few around still celebrate the stories lived in those schools or the communities that grew up around them. This is a history of one of North Omaha’s most historic schools, called the Ponca School.

This is a history of the music of North Omaha, by Adam Fletcher Sasse for NorthOmahaHistory.com

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.

Cass School, 1410 Cass Street, Omaha, Nebraska

A History of Cass Street School

Located in the original Near North Side neighborhood, one grade school at North 14th and Cass Street served immigrants, African Americans, adults, and others. Today the school is largely forgotten.

North Omaha School, N. 19th and Izard St., Omaha, Nebraska

A History of the North Omaha School aka Izard School

Omaha had a hard time getting its public school system going. Once they got going, it took more than a decade to build a second school. However, when it opened on the outskirts of the city at North 17th and Izard Streets, the new school was the grandest building of its time. This is a history of the North Omaha School, aka the Izard School.

Howard Kennedy Elementary School, 2906 North 30th Street, North Omaha, Nebraska

A History of Howard Kennedy School

Sitting on top of a hill on the western edge of North Omaha, the Omaha View School was one of the city’s earliest. Rebuilt on a new site in 1908, in 1910 it was renamed, too. Since then the school has had notable alumni, built the surrounding neighborhood up, and changed dramatically. This is a history of the Howard Kennedy Elementary School.

1950 Kellom School, North Omaha, Nebraska

A History of Kellom School

What do Fred Astaire, Roger and Gale Sayers, Bob Gibson, Bob Boozer, Michael Anania, Brenda Council, and former Omaha mayor Johnny Rosenblatt all have in common? Born in the Near North Side, each attended the same school. That same building is a neighborhood institution with deep roots going back at least 140 years in Omaha’s past. This is a history of North Omaha’s Kellom School.

Druid Hill Elementary School, North 30th and Spaulding Streets, North Omaha, Nebraska

A History of the Druid Hill School

Some schools in Omaha were built in reaction to floods of new residents moving into neighborhoods unexpectedly. Others were built to attract new residents. Originally opened in 1885, the school at North 30th and Spaulding Street was the latter. This is a history of the Druid Hill School in North Omaha.

Monmouth Park neighborhood, North Omaha, Nebraska

A History of the Monmouth Park Neighborhood

One neighborhood in North Omaha had a hospital, a half-dozen churches and businesses galore, and a long history. Then it all seemed to disappear. This is a history of the Monmouth Park neighborhood.

A History of North Omaha's Holy Family Catholic Church by Adam Fletcher Sasse, NorthOmahaHistory.com.

A History of the Holy Family Catholic Parish

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.