Omaha police officer James MacDonald spent a decade with one leg literally in the grave.
Everything has a historical context, even the roads you drive on. Omaha's Military Avenue has a history that stretches back to the 1847 Mormon road to Utah.
When world famous stage actress Sarah Bernhardt came to Omaha in 1901, it was a big deal. Over 2000 people were overjoyed to watch her perform. But many couldn't understand a single word.
Historians long believed that in 1541, Francisco Vázquez de Coronado became the first European explorer to reach the Platte River in Nebraska. By the 1890s, historical and archeological evidence pointed toward central Kansas as Coronado’s farthest north, but the story lived on in popular culture.
Since 2006, October has been designated American Archives Month to raise awareness about the value and work of archives and archivists. To celebrate, we are sharing information about work we do to help archives in the area. Check back later in the month for resources available to archivists!