Preserve OmahaSAVING CULTURAL & HISTORIC PLACES
The Historic Blackstone renovated as the Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel
From Tim Reeder
Dear Members, Supporters & Friends,
We believe greater Omaha deserves an organization solely dedicated to historic preservation. That is our mission. We pledge to care for our historic resources through advocacy, education, and action. To be successful, we must care about, and care for, preservation in all the ways it touches lives throughout our community.
This year, we are revitalizing our efforts to become highly identifiable as a preservation organization. To begin, we chose to retain our refined and recognizable branding but change to a simpler name. On June 16, 2023, Restoration Exchange Omaha became Preserve Omaha.
However, we know the real starting point in making a meaningful impact, is engaging with people who believe as we do. So, we inaugurated a new public event, the Preserve Omaha Community Fair. This free outdoor event, in collaboration with Joslyn Castle, is the beginning of a year-long plan to offer monthly opportunities for people to gather, share ideas, and visit unique places within our city.
As always, thanks for your support!
Best wishes, Tim
Join Us for the 1st Ever Preserve Omaha Community Fair
The fair is brought to you by Preserve Omaha (formerly Restoration Exchange Omaha) in collaboration with Joslyn Castle. A fun-filled, family friendly day is planned with many activities, including:
- Food Trucks & Beer Garden
- Live Entertainment
- Preservation Demonstrations
- Historic Presentations & Talks
- Ollie the Trolly Rides & Walking Tour of the Gold Coast Historic District
Follow the progress of LB 756, the legislative bill to restore the Nebraska Historic Tax Credit through changes to the Nebraska Job Creation & Mainstreet Revitalization Act
The status as of April 12, 2023:
- January 18 – Date of introduction
- January 20 – Referred to Revenue Committee
- March 15 – Notice of hearing for March 22