Nebraska is often described as a “fly over state” with very little going on in the way of cultural and artistic expression. When you are busy flying over in your cramped coach seat, you miss the beautiful and often subtle representations of artistic…

In the center of Omaha’s Prospect Hill Cemetery is a round plot of ground, like a sun whose dirt path beams stretch out through the rest of the uneven ground. I parked my car there and, phone in hand, headed off in the direction of the…

The Blackstone District is no stranger to change and revitalization. Its modest history begins in the 1880s when families migrated from South Omaha and constructed large brick homes in what was then considered to be West Omaha. The…

Located on 1407 Harney Street, Wilson & Washburn is a darkly lit bar open for lunch and dinner with an aesthetic twist focused on keeping the stories alive of two infamous ladies of the prostitution industry who helped shape the city of Omaha in…

But around thirty years ago, the Riverfront downtown was home to one of the nation's biggest polluters. On a dreary day, the sky is obscured and dark- but still nowhere close to the view of the Omaha side of the river when the American Smelting and…

Near the middle of Omaha’s twenty-seven square mile Lead Superfund Site, at 3416 Cass St. is the Gifford Park Community Garden. Local residents of this seventy percent rental community of older, mostly single-family homes in midtown, started the…

Colonel William Kinsman was born in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada on July 11, 1832. In 1855, Kinsman took up residence in Council Bluffs and enlisted as a volunteer with the 4th Iowa after the outbreak of the Civil War.Kinsman was the commander of…

To pay respects, please consider visiting Wanda's resting place at Forest Lawn, donating to the Wanda Ewing Memorial Scholarship, or encouraging someone to find and explore their own voices in whatever ways that may look like.According to Wanda…