Winter Quarters

Here in 1846 an oppressed people fleeing from a vengeful mob found a haven in the wilderness. Winter… Read More

Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition of 1898

In 1898, following the financial panic of 1893 and the droughts of 1894-95, a world-class exposition… Read More

Lewis and Clark Campsite: July 27, 1804

At the camp established very near here Captain Clark wrote about the "butifull Breeze from the N W. this… Read More

Crook House

On April 27, 1875, General George A. Crook assumed command of the Department of the Platte, which then… Read More

Fort Atkinson

A few miles north is Ft. Atkinson (1819-27), the first U.S. military post west of the Missouri River.… Read More


Buried here at Ak-Sar-Ben is Omaha, one of the immortals of the American turf. His sire Gallant Fox was… Read More

Bank of Florence

The Bank of Florence was chartered by the Nebraska Territorial legislature on January 18, 1856. It was… Read More

Platte River History

Just to the southwest is the Platte River, whose valley was one of the great roadways to the west, used… Read More

Central High School

The first session of Omaha High School, now Central High School, was held on November 10, 1859, in Nebraska’s… Read More

Malcolm "X"

El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz was born Malcolm Little at University Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, May 19, 1925.… Read More

Fort Omaha

A military post was first established here in 1868 and named Sherman Barracks after the famous Civil… Read More

Shipley Cemetery

The Shipley Cemetery, named for William Shipley, is located one-half mile north of this marker. In 1893… Read More

Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home

(The original "Boys Town")Boys Town was founded as a home and school for homeless, abandoned, neglected… Read More

AK-SAR-BEN Field and the U.S. Air Mail

Ak-Sar-Ben Field, whose hangars were located on the southeastern corner of these grounds, was used extensively… Read More

Boettger Farm

This 160-acre farm, most of which is now a lake and recreational area, was once home to three generations… Read More

William Henry Jackson, 1843-1942

From 1867 to 1869 the first photography studio of William Henry Jackson, renowned photographer, artist,… Read More

Creighton University

This University is named for Edward and John A. Creighton -- Ohio farm boys who gained immortality in… Read More

Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition of 1898

At this site in 1898, Omaha hosted the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition. Following the… Read More

Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Forest Lawn Memorial Park was established May 13, 1885, under the guidance of the Forest Lawn Cemetery… Read More

Capitol Hill

This site on Capitol Hill was for a decade the location of Nebraska’s second territorial capitol. The… Read More

The Florence Mill

The Florence Mill, one of the earliest in Nebraska, was constructed by the Mormons at Winter Quarters… Read More

Duchesne Academy

In October 1881, Mother Margaret Dunne and three religious of the Sacred Heart opened a boarding school… Read More

Historic Prospect Hill-Omaha’s Pioneer Cemetery

Founded in 1858 by Byron Reed, early Omaha real estate developer and financier, Prospect Hill is the… Read More

Oto Indians

Prehistoric Indians were the earliest inhabitants of this area. By 1760, the Oto and part of the Missouri… Read More

Chief Standing Bear (1829-1908)

The land around the mouth of the Niobrara in northeastern Nebraska is the homeland of the Ponca Tribe.… Read More

Captain William Clark and Private Reuben Field

On July 27, 1804, Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery left their "White Catfish" camp and proceeded… Read More