Photos: Trans-Mississippi Expo of 1898 Omaha Expo

Photos: Trans-Mississippi Expo of 1898

April 16, 2019 · Posted In: History, Web Exclusive

Examine photos of Omaha from the Trans-Mississippi Exposition of 1898, an important milestone for the history of tourism in Nebraska. Read about the Trans-Mississippi Expo and the early days of Nebraska tourism in the May […]

The Phoenix-Like Resurrection of Turkeys in Nebraska

The Phoenix-Like Resurrection of Turkeys in Nebraska

February 14, 2019 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History, People

If you’ve ever gone turkey hunting in Nebraska, or seen one out and about, you should know that every turkey you have encountered in Nebraska is a miracle. The state’s tumultuous history of wild turkeys […]

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 […]

Preserving the Legacy of Dr. Susan La Flesche

December 27, 2018 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine, People

As it was in the days of the unbound prairie, so it remains in the age of endless corn: the pleasures of place are given to those with a keen eye for the subtle and […]

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 […]

From Japanese-American Internment Camp to Boys Town

October 24, 2018 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History

Xenophobic fears ran wild after the Empire of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. The U.S. promptly entered World War II, and nearly 120,000 Japanese-Americans were relocated or incarcerated in internment camps across the country. The […]

Meriwether Lewis Suicide or Assassination

October 1, 2018 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History, People

Kira Gale upset the historical establishment when she argued that the death of Meriwether Lewis was the result of assassination, not suicide.  Research into the explorers Lewis and (William) Clark consumed her life, up until […]

A Relic of Hinky Dinky

September 25, 2018 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History, Places

As the University of Nebraska Medical Center expands in midtown Omaha, it digs up memories for residents who have seen the city change from a big small town to a metropolitan area. Such was the […]

Going to the Fair for 140+ Years

July 8, 2018 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

4-H played a big part in Tracy Behnken’s youth. The Nebraska Extension educator, who grew up on a dairy farm near Bennington, showed dairy cattle and participated in horticulture and entomology competitions from the age […]