Summer 2010

IDEA Summer 2010 Events

IDEA Summer 2010 Events

 

May

 

March 20-October 16, 2010 (Thursdays and Saturdays)
South 24th Street Omaha Walking Tour
4:30pm on Thursdays and 11:00am on Saturdays
(1unit)

 

Tour starts at El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25th St. A 60-90 minute walking tour of approximately 6 blocks along South 24th Street between L and O Streets - the tour highlights history, architecture, local businesses, culture, adn the arts.  The cost is $10/person; discount for groups of 10+ Website: south24thomahatour.com For more information call (402)709-2586. 

 

May 11-May 22, 2010 (Tuesday-Saturday)
Telling Our Storeis: 4th Annual African American Art Exhibition
Loves Jazz & Art Center of Omaha
6:30pm-10:00pm daily
(1unit)

 

This art exhibiiton brings over 25 artists both locally and regionally to exhibit thier work about African American Heritage.
The cost is free. Please check out the website for more info. http://lovesjazzartcenter.org/

 

June

 

June 1, July 20, and August 3, 2010 (Tuesdays)
River City History Tour: Gritty City
The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th Street
6:00pm
(1unit)

 

"The Gritty City" tour will take visitors through downtown Omaha, pointing out several historic locations, including the former site of Madame Anna Wilson's home, The Brandeis Building, and the Paxton Hotel, all the while highlighting the impact of noted individuals and events in our city's sometimes turbulent history. Must register by calling 402-444-5071. Cost is $10 for museum members, $15 for non-members.
Please check out the website for more info.  durhammuseum.org

 

June 10 and July 22, 2010 (Thursdays)
River City History Tour: North Omaha Lunch Tour (non-lunch tour available June 26 and August 7)
From Expositions to Jazz Musicians: Exploring North Omaha's Heritage
The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th Street
10:30am-Lunch
(1unit)

 

North Omaha was a diverse and vibrant community in Omaha's early years'. Businesses flourished along 24th street well into the 1950's and stately homes, park and jazz halls made this area a cultural center of Omaha. North Pmaha was also the location of the Trans-Mississippi Exposition of 1898, a celebration of technology designed to show that life was civilized west of the Mississippi River and Florence, the Mormon settlement of the 1840's. Take a trip through this historic and influential area of Omaha! Must register by calling 402-444-5071.  Tour and lunch is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.
Please check out the website for more info.  durhammuseum.org

 

June 14-August 31, 2010 (Monday-Tuesday)
Batter Up...Baseball at Boys Town
Hall of History, 14057 Flanagan Blvd
10am-4:00pm daily
(1unit)

 

Colorful history of baseball from the negro leagues to major leagues.The cost is free. Please check out the website for more info. www.boystown.org


June 15, 2010 (Tuesday)
River City History Tour: Millionaires & Mansions (tours also available August 10 & 19)
The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th Street
6:00pm
(1unit)

 

This tour will explore Omaha's Gold Coast and Cathedral negihborhoods, wher ethe entreprenueres of early Omaha built thier homes.
The cost is $10members $15non-members. Please check out the website for more info.  durhammuseum.org


June 19, 2010 (Saturday)
2010 NAACP Juneteenth Parade
10am-12:00pm
(1unit)

 

This year's theme is "Honoring Our Past As We Stake Claim To Our Future". The parade will begin at 10am. The route will be 30th & Lake to 30th & Sprague.
The cost is free. Please check out the website for more info. http://omahanaacp.org/

 

July

 

July 6 and 27 and August 17 and 31, 2010 (Tuesdays)
River City History Tour: Magic City
The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th Street
6:00pm
(1unit)

 
"The Magic City" will focus on the growth of South Omaha. South Omaha was founded in 1884 along with the creation of the Union Stockyards. By 1890, South Omaha was the fastest growing city in the country, earning the nickname, "The Magic City." Waves of immigrants flocked to the community to carve out a new life while working in the packinghouses, breweries, smelting plants, and other businesses that grew from the area. This patchwork of cultures has given South Omaha a truly unique history. Must register by calling 402-444-5071. Cost is $10 for museum members, $15 for non-members.
Please check out the website for more info.  durhammuseum.org

 

July 7, 2010 (Wednesday)
Defending the Caveman
Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St
8pm
(1unit)

 

The cost is $32 adults $21 students. Please check out the website for more info. www.omahaplayhouse.com

 

August

 

Last updated May 12, 2010