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Second Sunday: Sunset Speedway

Kent Taylor, writer and producer of the documentary The Only Place to Be on Sunday Night: Remembering Omaha’s Sunset Speedway (1957-2000), Stan Cisar, former announcer at Sunset Speedway, and Craig Kelley, former co-owner, promoter, and race director of Sunset Speedway will be sharing memories and history of this popular race track and others.

June 12 at 2:00 p.m.

Gross Auditorium at College of Saint Mary

Free to DCHS members; $5 for non-members

Call 402-455-9990 for reservations or email members@douglascohistory.org

Second Sunday: “I AM A MAN” Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

Rebecca White Sullivan, Vice Chairwoman for the Ponca Tribe, will give a presentation on Chief Standing Bear the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska. No man should be forced to leave his home, forced on foot to walk hundreds of miles to the unknown, watch disease and famine take the lives of hundreds, and left with nothing but broken promises. Chief Standing Bear had endured enough when his son’s dying wish was to be buried back home; and the great Chief knew what had to be done. As a result of being arrested, Chief Standing Bear proved through law that Native Americans were men with his famous statement in court, “I AM A MAN.” But, what became of Chief Standing Bear’s own Tribe after the trial and would he be Proud of his Ponca People today?

May 15 at 2:00 p.m.

Gross Auditorium at College of Saint Mary

Free to DCHS members; $5 for non-members

Call 402-455-9990 ext. 102 for reservations or email members@douglascohistory.org

Second Sunday: Seeds For Positive Change

Preston Love, Jr. is a professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Black Studies Department, author of five books, an Omaha World-Herald Editorial Columnist, Voter Participation Activist, and creator of local and national historical tours.

Troubled times produce unique opportunities for problem-solving, creative thinking, and heightened sensitivities, all seeds for positive change. Preston Love, Jr. will speak on his recent initiative called “North Omaha Legacy Tours,” which seeks to produce impactful opportunities in our community through cultural and history tours for youth and adults.

April 10 at 2:00 p.m.

Gross Auditorium at College of Saint Mary

Free to DCHS members; $5 for non-members

Call 402-455-9990 for reservations or email members@douglascohistory.org