Victorian Omaha Series: Gold Coasts

Dates: June 11, 2024

Meets: Tu from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: MCC Sarpy Center 121

Registration Fee: $35.00

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We begin our deep-dive into Victorian Omaha by beginning with “the Ground Floor Men,” the dozen or so families that made their fortunes as Omaha emerged from a frontier village to a booming city. In this class we will look into the lives of Omaha’s early industrialists and bankers, the grand houses they built, their politics, and aspirations from Omaha’s future. We will also track the rise of the “South Omaha Syndicate,” the important implications of the Depression of 1893, and the shift from the Old Gold Coast of South 10th St. to the beginnings of West Omaha on and around Cathedral Hill.


Age 16+
Fee: $35.00

MCC Sarpy Center 121

Quintin Slovek

Quintin Slovek is a fourth-generation Omahan and a graduate of Loyola University Chicago and the University of Alabama American Studies Master's Program where he focused on early 20th century popular culture. Quintin worked as a teacher's assistant and later guest-lecturer for Omaha Public Schools award-winning Making Invisible Histories Visible Program from 2013 to 2019. He also served as an assistant artist and historical researcher for the South Omaha Mural Project, a public art series dedicated to the area's immigrant communities. He has also worked as a tour guide for the last three years, primarily focused on the Old Market area. His interests include labor and immigration history, Prohibition and organized crime, and collecting the merch of old-school Omaha restaurants, breweries, and other institutions.


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