Great Plains Black History Museum Reopening Event
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When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
3:00-6:00 PM
Where: Jewell Building Omaha
2221 N 24 St
Omaha, NE  68110

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The Great Plains Black History Museum (GPBHM) invites the community to attend its Reopening in North Omaha at the Historical Jewel Building at 2221 North 24th Street on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. The museum originally opened in 1975, founded by Mrs. Bertha Calloway. Today, the GPBHM is one of 81 museums nationally focused on African American History and Culture, and is the only museum in Nebraska and the upper Great Plains States that focuses on the History of African Americans. The museum’s archival collection consist of over 100,000 primary source materials that provides a unique glimpse at African American life and culture in the Great Plains’ states from 1862 – 1990. A number of items within the collection are of national significance because they cover a period often referred to an “Invisible History” since there are no other accessible archival collections documenting African American history in the Great Plains during the Pre-and Post- Civil War periods. We look forward in seeing you there.