Learn more about our community's beginnings.

Thank you for taking the time to visit us at Celebrate Omaha.  The land that Omaha resides on has a deep history and was inhabited by Native and Indigenous People long before it came to be known as the city that we know today. Omaha was officially designated as such in 1854 with activity on the Western shores of the Missouri River taking place several years prior.  Our goal is not to provide the most comprehensive history as there are other sites and writings that are excellent resources (see below). We believe that acknowledging and understanding our past provides greater clarity to our present state of existence.  We hope our site encourages an increased level of interaction, dialogue, and enthusiasm for all people of Omaha.  Please send us suggestions on our "Contact Us" page for other resources on the history of the people of Omaha.

 

Omaha, Nebraska Wikipedia | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omaha,_Nebraska
 

City of Omaha | https://www.cityofomaha.org/
 

Omaha Public Library | https://omahalibrary.org/
 

Omaha, Nebraska | https://omahanebraska.com/
 

Omaha, Nebraska Britannica | https://www.britannica.com/place/Omaha-city-Nebraska/The-contemporary-city

E Pluribus Omaha book through Douglas County Historical Society | http://douglascohistory.org/shop/e-pluribus-omaha-immigrants-all/