For 75 years, Peony Park near 78th and Cass Streets was the place for Omahans to swim and have fun. The park closed after falling attendance and lagging business. Its rides were auctioned off on April 16, 1994. The area is now home to a grocery store and neighborhood.

The 35-room Scottish Baronial mansion, built in 1903 by George and Sarah Joslyn, includes a reception hall, music room, ballroom and library. Today the castle hosts more than 40 weddings a year, plus murder-mystery parties, literary readings, scotch tastings, anniversary parties, concerts, l…

Across the river, William D. Brown spotted a single tree holding the bank. Above it lay a lush plateau laced with ravines and backed by hills affording a nice view of the valley. Brown wasn't alone in thinking that this land opposite Council Bluffs would make a great town site. 

The Omaha tornado — now categorized by the National Weather Service as an F4 storm with 166- to 200-mph winds — was part of the most catastrophic outbreak of tornadoes in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa history.

Patrick D. Jones, an associate professor of history and ethnic studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will tell the story of the Omaha bus boycott and other moments in the city’s civil rights history during a lecture Thursday at the Nebraska History Museum in Lincoln.

On Sept. 6, 1938, more than 15,000 people packed Omaha’s Union Station to watch the arrival of Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney, here for the premiere of their movie “Boys Town.” Now, almost 80 years later, the Durham Museum, housed in the former train station, is commemorating the premiere as part of its new exhibit “Let’s Go to Town for Boys Town: 100 Years of Saving Children, Healing Families,” which traces the history of Father Edward Flanagan’s famous children’s home.

Omaha's Union Station's current structure opened in 1931 on 10th Street south of downtown and has been designated a National Historic Landmark. The station was designed by Los Angeles architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood, then the Union Pacific Railroad’s corporate architect, and renowned des…

By December 1914, Louise Storz had been living in seclusion in Missouri for weeks. A month earlier, her ex-husband, Carl Hans Lody, had been killed by firing squad in the Tower of London for spying on the British navy for the Germans. As the hostilities of World War I dominated headlines in Europe, his public trial had become an international media sensation.