Battle for Benson

August 24, 2017 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

The community of Benson, maybe best known today as a hub for live music, craft beers, and trendy restaurants in north-central Omaha, marked a significant anniversary this summer—100 years since its annexation to the City […]

We Can’t Drive 55

June 8, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History, Lifestyle

I have a little pinback button with a red flag emblazoned with the words “Safety First.” It was produced in 1915 by the Nebraska Safety League, which seems to have been one of a number […]

Interview a Veteran

May 29, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History, Lifestyle

The Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand […]

The Origins of the Nebraska National Guard

May 15, 2017 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine, People

Wanderings of a lame cow set in motion forces that led to the establishment of the Nebraska National Guard. “It started when President Franklin Pierce signed the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854, creating the Nebraska Territory […]

Memorial Day Tribute

May 8, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History, People

Memorial Day is a federal holiday—a day of remembrance for those who have died while serving in our country’s armed forces. The May/June issue of Omaha Magazine features the stories of several Nebraska veterans and […]

The Tail-Gunner’s Grandson

May 1, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Art, History

Filmmaker Ben Drickey’s lifelong fascination with history turned personal in 2001. That’s when he documented his grandfather’s return to Germany, revisiting the sites where the U.S. Army Air Corps serviceman crashed and was captured during […]

The Making of the May/June 2017 Cover

April 27, 2017 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine, People

About the cover: The U.S. D-Day landing at Normandy’s Omaha Beach has been called “Bloody Omaha.” Omaha Magazine created a replica of the June 6, 1944, Omaha Beach landing for the current cover. Surrounding the […]

Wicked Omaha

Posted In: History, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People

Musty newspapers, photos, archives, public records, presentations, and endless hours of research. Sure, the life of a modern folk historian sounds glamorous, but it’s not all like Raiders of the Lost Ark. In many ways, […]

We Can’t Drive 55

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History, Lifestyle

I have a little pinback button with a red flag emblazoned with the words “Safety First.” It was produced in 1915 by the Nebraska Safety League, which seems to have been one of a number […]

Forever Heroes

Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

When I first saw him, I had no plans to write a book about Nebraska’s World War II veterans. It was just a few days after Veterans Day in November 2015. I was in a […]


 
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