Nixon at Offutt-Air-Force-Base

Offutt Air Force Base

November 4, 2019 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

Offutt Air Force Base is populated by 8,207 military members, over 18,000 dependents, 2,100 DoD civilians, over 1,500 regular civilians, and 10,639 retirees. That is more people (40,000-plus) than live in Kearney (30,000-plus), the fifth-largest […]

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The Farmers’ Holiday Association

May 29, 2019 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

The dirty ’30s were not dubbed as such only because of the Dust Bowl. No, the 1930s was also a time when the economic upheavals of Hoovervilles and hobos became a reality across much of […]

Elmwood Park historic scene of protest

Elmwood Park Paved for a Parking Lot

February 13, 2019 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

Elmwood Park is an oasis of green in the heart of Omaha. It is a place for pick-up baseball and ultimate frisbee, picnics, barbecues, and 18 holes of golf. There’s a grotto and historic pavilion […]

Seeking Darkness in the Woods

October 31, 2018 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine, Places

Touring Hummel Park with Midwest Paranormal History Tours story by Lisa Lukecart Jamie Nestroyl walks up the short stone steps in the middle of the “Devil’s Punchbowl” at Hummel Park. The wind rips through the […]

Francis Burt

October 28, 2018 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

There was much excitement in October 1854 as the Nebraska pioneers eagerly awaited Francis Burt, the new territory’s first governor. That hope was felt most in Bellevue. After all, according to the Nebraska Palladium newspaper, the […]

A Revolutionary Meeting

April 3, 2018 · Posted In: Web Exclusive

Down in the old Chinatown, underground tunnels and hidden rooms were just some of the mysteries reported by The Omaha Daily Bee newspaper in August 1894. For a former frontier community, Omaha’s media was well-attuned […]