History of the Old Market

Dates: July 18, 2024

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

Location: South Omaha Campus - MHY 106

Registration Fee: $35.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.

This course will examine the intertwined histories of Jobber’s Canyon and the Old Market from the emergence of the area as Omaha’s “jobbing” and wholesale grocery center in the late 19th century to the various transformations of the neighborhood over time, culminating in the controversial demolition of the Canyon in the 1980s. In this class we will investigate a number of topics related to historical preservation and urban adaptation.
Fee: $35.00

South Omaha Campus - MHY 106

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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