June 26, 2013
Individuals with historical interests are invited to join us Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., July 9-30, for the “Dig up the Past” series at Millard Branch, 13214 Westwood Ln. All events are free, but space is limited. Register for one or all of the sessions at omahalibrary.org.
- July 9 – The History of Joslyn Art Museum’s Collection – Beginning in 1888, art collector George W. Lininger assembled an exceptional collection of fine art that became the cornerstone for what is now the collection at Joslyn Art Museum. Executive and curatorial assistant Brooke Masek will share the history of Omaha's most prestigious art museum and its connection to Omaha Public Library.
- July 16 – Scrapping Your Family History – Get tips for scrapping your family history and creating a layout with your photos. Samples of heritage scrapping products, a list of sources, and sample layouts will be available. There will be time to work with your photos using your own favorite scrap tools or those provided.
- July 23 – Early History of Omaha – As the story goes, a group of Council Bluffians took the Lone Tree Ferry across the Missouri River for a picnic on July 4, 1854. It was then and there that the idea for the City of Omaha was born. Through images from The Durham Museum’s photo archive, you’ll be transported back in time to see the challenges Omaha faced in becoming the community we enjoy today.
- July 30 – The Trans-Mississippi Exposition of 1898 in Omaha – Celebrate the Trans-Mississippi Exposition with this presentation of rare photographic images. Hailed as a showcase of technology west of the Mississippi River, the exposition was designed to show that life beyond the mighty river was civilized and forward-thinking. Presenter David Wells will describe the construction of the exposition, the use of the lagoon and the sophisticated buildings at their zenith, and their dismantling. Humanities Nebraska (HN) provides major funding for this program. HN receives support from the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the Nebraska State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
for more information on these and other events at Omaha Public Library’s 12 locations.