Chinatown Lost and Found

March 2, 2018 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

There are only a few remnants of early Chinese-American history left in Omaha. The city’s former Chinatown is almost forgotten. The building at 1415 Farnam St. (now occupied by Kitchen Table) was for many years […]

35 Years Of Omaha Magazine Covers

March 1, 2018 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

Omaha Magazine publisher Todd Lemke fondly remembers several magazine covers from his 35 years in the local magazine business. But he is particularly fond of the November/December 1993 issue—a poster of which hangs on his […]

The Changing Face of Omaha

February 23, 2018 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

A lot can change in 35 years, even in Omaha, a town where some places look like a glacier flowed over 2 million years ago and only unfroze a few weeks ago. Of course, if […]

Omaha’s Forgotten Chinatown

Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

Lion dancers leap into the air. Traditional Chinese instruments evoke tunes of a distant land. Dancing troupes perform in multi-colored costumes. There are even contemporary Chinese pop songs and, of course, plenty of Chinese food […]

What I Know For Sure

February 19, 2018 · Posted In: History, Humor, Omaha Magazine

We all “know” things. I mean, we just believe this or are convinced of that, or we think another thing is probably true. But beyond all that, there are those things we simply “know.” They […]

2017 Anniversary Overload

January 12, 2018 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

Nebraska has spent the past year celebrating its 150th anniversary as a state, and this seems about as good a time as any to look at some recent and forthcoming local anniversaries. First and foremost, […]

Lenore Benolken

November 19, 2017 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

“The first one-man show to be exhibited at Joslyn Memorial by a woman is that of Lenore Benolhen, who paints more like a man than a woman,” wrote one local reporter. The backhanded praise for […]

Battle for Benson

October 18, 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 […]


 
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