Great Plains Black Museum
 
Description
Great Plains Black Museum
Keywords
NortheastOmaha history
Location
Nebraska, Omaha
Summary
The Great Plains Black Museum was created by Bertha Calloway. She dedicated her life to preserving the history of African-Americans. She also wanted to teach Nebraskans about the contributions of African-Americans in the midwest. Mrs. Calloway founded the Negro Historical Society in 1962 which gave her the idea to start a museum. The museum opened in 1976. You can see paintings, rare books, photographs, and films there. The museum is known across the country, and it has more than 10,000 displays. It is one of the largest historical and cultural institutions west of the Mississippi River.
Collection
Westside
Source Number
westside050

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