In 1965 Omaha’s preservation group, Landmarks Inc., was formed. One year later the National Historic Preservation Act was signed to create the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In honor of 50 years of preservation both locally and nationally, Restoration Exchange Omaha (REO) is partnering with The Durham Museum to present an exhibit celebrating historic preservation.
Entitled Omaha Lost, Omaha Saved: 50 years of Landmark Preservation, the exhibit highlights the restored homes, buildings and districts that we enjoy daily, along with the historic gems that have been lost physically yet survive in historical record. Come see archival photos from both REO’s and The Durham’s collection, along with architectural salvage and plans from well-known buildings. The exhibit will feature vignettes on Jobber’s Canyon, the Gold Coast, the mansions of Farnam Street and preservation today, including interviews with the people who are making preservation happen now.
The exhibit will run from March 12 to June 12, 2016. An opening reception and lecture dates are still pending.