Durham Western Heritage Museum's Gritty-City tours

July 06, 2006

picture disc.Join the Durham Western Heritage Museum as they go back in time to explore the seldom-told story of Omaha's beginnings. Hop aboard Ollie the Trolley for a tour of downtown and learn why Omaha was described as a city of "little repute or value." See where gambling houses, illegal stills and brothels once stood. Hear stories about how Anna Wilson, Dan Allen, Tom Dennison and other nefarious characters influenced Omaha. This entertaining program will last approximately an hour, and is intended for mature audiences who want to have fun.

Tuesday, July 11: "Gritty City" Kick-off Lecture
Featuring David Bristow, author of "A Dirty, Wicked Town"

  • 5 to 6:30 p.m. reception, book signing, 15-minute Gritty City Tours
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Lecture, Durham Western Heritage Museum's Swanson Gallery
RSVP required: cjanssen@dwhm.org or 444-5071
(No cost associated with this event for UNMC, hospital employees)

Gritty City Tour Schedule (July 13-Sept. 28)

  • Tuesdays - 6 p.m.
  • Thursdays - 10:30 a.m.
Cost is $5 for museum members and $10 for non-members.
Reservations required: Contact the Education Department at (402) 444-5027
Non-member rates would apply for UNMC and hospital employees.

Dinner Tour Schedule -- July 23, Aug. 20, Sept. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Enjoy the "Gritty City" tour followed by a buffet dinner at Jobbers Canyon Restaurant and Brewery. Cost is $25 for museum members and $30 for non-members.
Reservations required: Contact the Education Department at (402) 444-5027.
Non-member rates would apply for UNMC and hospital employees.