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Straight Out of Omaha Exhibit Opening
May 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The 2019-2020 DCHS exhibit featuring people, places, businesses, events, and inventions receiving National and International notoriety will be on display beginning Sunday, May 19th!
Join us on opening day for a talk by Adam Fletcher Sasse, refreshments and a chance to tour the exhibit at the General Crook House Museum. The event begins at 2 pm at Historic Fort Omaha, 30th and Fort Streets Building #10 Room #110.
**Limited space so please RSVP to Members@DouglasCoHistory.org or 402-455-9990.**
A Lost History of the Trans-Mississippi Exposition Buildings
More than a century ago, the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition covered 180-acres in North Omaha. There were 20 grand neo-classical buildings, and dozens of other buildings with exhibitions, headquarters, highlights, amusements and more. This presentation will present some of the most important points about these buildings, getting past the horsehair and plaster to uncover some rare details that have been lost to time. Discover some of the more interesting, rare and unusual parts of the story of the main buildings, the state buildings and the other places that made the TME great!
Adam has written more than 300 articles for NorthOmahaHistory.com, hosted 50 episodes of the North Omaha History Podcast and is author of North Omaha History Volumes 1, 2 & 3.
The exhibit is sponsored by Douglas County, Nebraska, Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, First National Bank and HDR. Additional support provided by Godfather’s Pizza, Home Instead Senior Care, Kiewit, WoodmenLife, and Omaha Steaks.