North Omaha History Museums

This is a list of North Omaha history museums and organizations, including the essential details needed to visit and learn more.

North Omaha has several history museums where people can learn about the distinct past of the community, the people within it, and events that happened to define our history. There are also several organizations committed to preserving the history of North Omaha included here.

This is a list of those places and organizations, including the essential details needed to visit and learn more. Please contact me with updates, additions and corrections.

North Omaha History Museums

Great Plains Black History Museum

For more than 40 years, the museum has been dedicated to preserving, celebrating and educating all people of the contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout the great plains of America.

Bank of Florence Museum

This is a restored 1856 bank with the original vault and a replica of the manager’s quarters.

  • Website: Historic Florence Bank and Depot Museums info
  • Cost: $1 donation
  • Hours: From June 1 to August 1, its open on Friday and Saturday from 1-5pm, and on Sunday from 11am-3pm. Other times are available by appointment.
  • Address: 8502 North 30th Street, North Omaha, Nebraska 68106

Freedom Park

An outdoor park, this site features the USS Marlin submarine and the USS Hazard minesweeper, as well as rocket launchers, a jet fighter and other aircraft.

Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters

This is a visitor center with exhibits about Winter Quarters, a major settlement for Latter-day Saint pioneers after they left Nauvoo, Illinois for the Salt Lake Valley in Utah. It is located next to the Mormon Pioneer Cemetery and the Winter Quarters Nebraska Temple.

  • Website: Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters official website
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: From October to March, hours are from Monday to Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. From April to September, hours are from Monday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Address: 3215 State Street, North Omaha, Nebraska 68112

General Crook House Museum

The 1879 home of the leader of many Indian War campaigns, this pioneer military installation features period decor, and is the home of Douglas County Historical Society and their archives. It also features seasonal displays covering a variety of local history.

  • Website: General Crook House Museum official webpage
  • Cost: From January to October, adults are $7 and children are $4.50. From November to January, adults are $8 and children are $5
  • Hours: By appointment
  • Address: 5730 North 30th Street Building #11b, North Omaha, Nebraska 68111

Love’s Jazz & Arts Center

A dedicated space for African American art, culture and jazz, Love’s features the achievements of Preston Love and African American artists that had a great impact on American Music, especially jazz and North Omaha jazz. In addition to their permanent exhibit, other exhibits are constantly changing and feature both local and national artists.

Joslyn Art Museum

Not typically considered a history museum nor as being in North Omaha, this is the highlight of Omaha’s preservation movement and features a lot of history. As a major art museum, its strengths are in 19th and 20th century American and European art, as well as Western and Native American art.

  • Website: Joslyn Art Museum official website
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm Closed Mondays and major holidays
  • Address: 2200 Dodge Street, North Omaha, Nebraska 68102

Florence Depot Museum

The Florence Depot operated from 1888 to 1969 and is packed with railroad-focused displays today. There is also an 1890 caboose that is accessible with more railroad detail inside.

  • Website: Historic Florence Bank and Depot Museums info
  • Cost: $1 donation
  • Hours: From June 1 to August 1, its open on Friday and Saturday from 1-5pm, and on Sunday from 11am-3pm. Other times are available by appointment.
  • Address: 29th and Dick Collins Road, North Omaha, Nebraska 68106

Florence Mill

This restored flour mill includes timbers from the original 1846 structure, and features the Winter Quarters Mill Museum with pioneer history, the ArtLoft Gallery and the summer Farmers Market. It has been a historic-preservation project since 1998 that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Website: Florence Mill Museum information
  • Cost: Donations are appreciated.
  • Hours: Open May-Oct, Wed-Sun, 1-5pm; Sunday Farmers Market June to Oct. 10am-3pm.
  • Address: 9102 North 30th Street, North Omaha, Nebraska 68112

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters and Visitor Center

Meet with Park Rangers to learn more about Lewis and Clark history or to gather information for planning your next stop on your own journey along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.


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