Community Resources for Local History

Douglas County Historical Society a new window
The Society is housed in two adjacent buildings, the General Crook House Museum and the Library/Archives Center. The Society provides a variety of educational services, including a speakers bureau, tours of the Museum and the city, and hosting of private functions at the Museum.

The Durham Museum a new window
Making its home in one of Omaha's most unique treasures, Union Station, The Durham Museum offers a fascinating look at the history of the region and offers a broad-range of traveling exhibits covering subjects ranging from history and culture, to science, industry and more.

Nebraska State Historical Society a new window
The Nebraska State Historical Society collects, preserves, and opens to all, the histories we share. The Nebraska State Historical Society was founded in 1878 to "encourage historical research and inquiry, spread historical information . . . and to embrace alike aboriginal and modern history." In 1883 the Society was designated a state institution and began receiving financial support from the legislature.

Restoration Exchange Omaha a new window
Restoration Exchange Omaha, a 501c(3) nonprofit, is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of older homes, buildings and neighborhoods in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro through education and advocacy.