Current Exhibitions

Straight Out of Omaha

General Crook House Museum, Lower Level

The 2019-2020 DCHS exhibit featuring people, places, businesses, events, and inventions receiving National and International notoriety is on display now!

Come learn about the 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. 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!

The museum is open seven days a week and hours of operation are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and weekends 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is a suggested donation of $6 for adults, $5 for students/seniors/military, and $4 for children. For any related questions, please contact DCHS at 402-455-9990.

Douglas County Historical Society’s mission is to preserve and enliven historical insight in Douglas County Nebraska. 

 

You Ought to Be in Pictures, Omaha!

Heartland of America Park Exhibit, Downtown Omaha

The Douglas County Historical Society (DCHS) offers an outdoor exhibit in Heartland of America Park in Downtown Omaha and currently displays You Ought to Be in Pictures, Omaha! 

The 60 foot outdoor exhibit space features Omaha’s film industry, past and present. The 18 panels highlight Omaha’s neighborhood theaters and movie palaces, famous Omahan movie stars like Fred Astaire and Henry Fonda, filmmakers like Alexander Payne, and about the Golden Spike Days which drew nearly 250,000 visitors to Omaha– almost doubling the city’s population in 1939.

Come explore the history of film in Douglas County at the Heartland of America Park Exhibit, located outside in Downtown Omaha. For any related questions, please contact DCHS at 402-455-9990.

Douglas County Historical Society’s mission is to preserve and enliven historical insight in Douglas County Nebraska.