February 22, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Neighborhoods, Omaha Magazine, Places

AKSARBEN VILLAGE Horse stalls went bye-bye long ago. Now, Aksarben Village is losing car stalls, too. But that’s a good thing, as far as continued growth of the former horse-racing grounds goes. Dirt is overturned […]

W. Dale Clark Library: A Reflection of Omaha

February 21, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Omaha Magazine, Places

Why  are  libraries  relevant? For Rem Koolhaas, international architect and designer of one of America’s premier libraries in Seattle, “in an age where information can be accessed anywhere, it is the simultaneity of all media […]

Nebraska’s Capital

January 25, 2017 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Places, Publications

When Nebraska achieved statehood on March 1, 1867, it was the turning point in a 12-year-long, bitter, and sometimes violent struggle to move the capital from Omaha to…well, anywhere except Omaha. “Divisiveness festered the moment […]

The Historian’s Personal Collection

January 8, 2017 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Home, Places, Publications

Howard Hamilton, 82, has read every issue of every Omaha newspaper dating back to 1854. The Omaha historian, who was once fluent in 12 languages, moved to the area at age 5 with his family […]

Ice Age Tusks vs. Blood Ivory

December 22, 2016 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Places, Publications

The buried remains of Ice Age mammoths hold secrets to the story of climate change and the rise of mankind. Mammoths vanished from Earth some 11,000 years ago at the end of the geological epoch […]

Gurdon Wattles and the Streetcar Riots of 1909

August 26, 2016 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Places, Publications

It is difficult to imagine Omaha’s once-bustling streetcar system. Scarce evidence remains: There are alleys downtown paved in brick with rail lines running down them, and some old buildings that were once car barns, but […]

Mayhew Cabin

Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Places, Publications

To speak in archetypal clichés—without knowing where you came from, it can be difficult to understand where you are going. Nestled just south of Omaha in Nebraska City lies a piece of history that offers […]

Czech, Please

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle, Places, Publications

Omahans received a shock in early May when they learned yet another longtime local restaurant would shutter its doors. Soon after Terry Kapoun and his family announced they were closing Bohemian Cafe, old and new […]

Obviously Omaha

June 29, 2016 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Places, Publications

APPRECIATE Omaha’s Czech community will lose a cornerstone of culinary heritage with the shuttering of the Bohemian Cafe (1406 S. 13th St.) scheduled for September. Enjoy dining on their signature plum dumplings, svickova, goulash, hasenpfeffer, […]

Putting the Fun in Functional

March 3, 2016 · Posted In: At Home, Home, Lifestyle, Omaha Home, Omaha Magazine, Places

First-time visitors to the home of Cory and Teri Wehrbein often let out an audible “wow” or “whoa” when looking up, around, and through the property. Located on an acre of land off Bay Road […]