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The Nebraska 150 Book Selection Committee chose 150 notable Nebraska books to highlight for the Nebraska 150 Celebration. These books repre…
The Nebraska 150 Book Selection Committee chose 150 notable Nebraska books to highlight for the Nebraska 150 Celebration. These books repre…
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Swanson Branch Celebrates 50 Years Swanson Branch Celebrates 50 Years

By Omahalibrary
Having opened in 1966, Swanson celebrated its 50th birthday this year. Clearly the only fitting thing to do was throw a party!
Having opened in 1966, Swanson celebrated its 50th birthday this year. Clearly the only fitting thing to do was throw a party!
Archival Collection

Millard Town Memories Millard Town Memories

The collection includes photographs, scrapbooks, and papers documenting the town's growth and clippings about the annexation battle in 1971.
The collection includes photographs, scrapbooks, and papers documenting the town's growth and clippings about the annexation battle in 1971.
Archival Collection

Trans-Mississippi & International Exposi… Trans-Mississippi & International Exposi…

The exposition was held in Omaha from June 1 through November 1, 1898. Our collection consists primarily of the Frank Rinehart photographs.
The exposition was held in Omaha from June 1 through November 1, 1898. Our collection consists primarily of the Frank Rinehart photographs.
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Historic Omaha Buildings Historic Omaha Buildings

Lists addresses and names of historic private homes, churches, landmarks and businesses found in OPL's clipping file.
Lists addresses and names of historic private homes, churches, landmarks and businesses found in OPL's clipping file.
Catalog Search

New Books on Local History New Books on Local History

Check out the books all about Omaha and the surrounding areas!
Check out the books all about Omaha and the surrounding areas!
Article

Chasing a Prairie Tale Chasing a Prairie Tale

New York Times: In 1872, a New Yorker headed west to Nebraska to hunt buffalo with the Pawnee Indians. What happened to the man and tribe?
New York Times: In 1872, a New Yorker headed west to Nebraska to hunt buffalo with the Pawnee Indians. What happened to the man and tribe?
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Man Survives a Scalping in 1867 Man Survives a Scalping in 1867

Mysteries at the Museum visits Omaha Public Library to film an episode about the scalp donated to the library in the 1880s.
Mysteries at the Museum visits Omaha Public Library to film an episode about the scalp donated to the library in the 1880s.
Online Resource

Nebraska Digital Sanborn Maps (1867-1970… Nebraska Digital Sanborn Maps (1867-1970…

Digitized fire insurance maps showing street names, property boundaries, building materials, building use, house and block numbers.
Digitized fire insurance maps showing street names, property boundaries, building materials, building use, house and block numbers.
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Kingman Mural Ceremony Unveiling Kingman Mural Ceremony Unveiling

By Omahalibrary
Painted by Omaha native, Eugene Kingman, in 1947 it was originally displayed in the New York Times building. Now, it's being returned home t…
Painted by Omaha native, Eugene Kingman, in 1947 it was originally displayed in the New York Times building. Now, it's being returned home t…
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South Omaha Walking Tour South Omaha Walking Tour

By Omahalibrary
Virtually walk through the South Omaha neighborhood while looking at these photos! Sign up to take the tour and learn the fascinating histor…
Virtually walk through the South Omaha neighborhood while looking at these photos! Sign up to take the tour and learn the fascinating histor…
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FRANK A. RINEHART & THE INDIAN CONGRESS FRANK A. RINEHART & THE INDIAN CONGRESS

Cowboys & Indians Magazine: FRANK A. RINEHART AND THE INDIAN CONGRESS OF 1898
Cowboys & Indians Magazine: FRANK A. RINEHART AND THE INDIAN CONGRESS OF 1898
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Donated Land Gave Rise to Bess Johnson E… Donated Land Gave Rise to Bess Johnson E…

By Omahalibrary
Early city records show that Elkhorn had a library for one year in 1874. It contained 30 bound books and 200 dime novels borrowed for a fee …
Early city records show that Elkhorn had a library for one year in 1874. It contained 30 bound books and 200 dime novels borrowed for a fee …
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