DCHS celebrates its 50th year in 2016. In honor of that we thought we would share some facts about our early history.

“There is no place for an ‘inferiority complex’ when it comes to the history of Omaha,” declared Dr. Roy Robbins on April 12, 1956, before a gathering of community members at the University of Omaha’s Eppley Library. Dr. Robbins, a professor of history at the University, was at the helm of a committee with the goal of creating a society dedicated to preserving the history of Omaha. On that evening an organizing committee was formed to work on a constitution and a slate of officers. One month later, in the auditorium of the Joslyn Art Museum, the Greater Omaha Historical Society was born.