Omaha History: The First 50 Years

Dates: October 10, 2022

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

Location: MCC North Express 305

Registration Fee: $29.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.

Join us as we examine the first fifty years of Omaha’s history from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of World War I. During this era Omaha transitioned from a Union Pacific boomtown to one of the most important urban centers on the Great Plains. This new city played hosts to the Standing Bear v. Crook Trial, the Populist Movement, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, and the Trans-Mississippi Exposition. Omaha was also the home to a cast of colorful figures from Edward Rosewater and Anna Wilson to Cowboy Jim Dahlman and Tom Dennison. We will also explore the legacies of this era from the perspective of architecture and city planning by investigating urban artifact such as the Old Market, the South Omaha business district, and the Boulevard System.
Fee: $29.00

Call us at 531-622-2522 M-F, 8-5pm OR call Registration Mon-Thur until 7pm; Friday until 5pm; Saturday until noon 531-622-5231 to see if you qualify for a discount on this course.

MCC North Express 305

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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