Hours:

Thursdays  1-7

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 11-4

Tuesdays & Wednesdays by Appt

Call Gary Kastrick 402.305.4483

or gkastrick@yahoo.com

*Hours of Operation subject to change or expansion, so please check again as the Museum establishes itself.
 

 

Where else can you relive the glory days of the Stockyards? Where else can you just wander in and discover the long-time tradition of Cinco de Mayo in South O? And don't miss the opportunity to touch base with Rosenblatt Stadium and baseball legends throughout Omaha's past!


The South Omaha Museum is working to preserve and celebrate that which makes South O so unique to this area. It seeks to share the vitality of the people who define the character of this small part of town, once home of the world's largest stockyards full of migrants of all stripes, even to this day. Support the work of the South O Museum by Donating at Omaha Gives! Thank you!

 

We had a great GRAND OPENING RECEPTION! MARCH 15, 5-8PM

Thank YOU for coming out to start the Museum off with a BANG!

 

The newly established South Omaha Museum is the only institution dedicated to the unique history and cultural menagerie of the Magic City.  Encounter the fascinating story of this powerhouse of a town, flooded by waves of hard working immigrants who flowed into a towering meat-packing industry and carved out a life for themselves and their families. 

 

 

A Rich Tapestry of Immigrants

From all over they flooded into South Omaha, making it the fastest-growing city in America, hence, "The Magic City".  They sought opportunity after leaving Poland, Ireland, Mexico, Lithuania, Bohemia...  They melded into a new culture of shared endurance, pride and good humor. 

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Experience South O on our Tours

The Museum's Magic City Bus Tours will take you through neighborhoods once defined by their original ethnic communities but now defined by new cultural influxes on the infinite loop of immigration that is South O.  Guided by SOB ("South Omaha Boy") and Museum curator, Gary Kastrick, the tours are an enjoyable ride through this fascinating area, punctuated by beautiful ethnic murals.

Grand Opening Exhibit:

The smell of money

Reception: March 15, 2017, 5-8pm

Exhibition March 15 - April 15, 2017

FREE

The Stockyards & Packing Houses are the foundation of South O.  It is only a matter of course that the Museum's first exhibit be about the world's largest stockyards, it's history and legacy.  

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How Land, Labor, Capital, & Entrepreneurship pridefully turned a feedlot into the Worlds Largest Livestock Industry   

Exhibit : March 15 - April 15, 2017

Opening Reception : March 15, 5-8pm

 

Revisit the amazing heritage of the City of South Omaha.  Around the giant meat packing plants, a unique blend of ethnic groups bonded into a culture of toughness and comradeship -spawning mythic tales of strength and debauchery on the kill floors and in taverns. All, within the shadow and smell of one of American history’s greatest success stories: The South Omaha Stockyards.

 

 

Exhibits that Reveal the Character of South Omaha

 

Upcoming exhibits span the gamut of ethnic experiences.  This year, we will explore the Mexican heritage of South Omaha, as well as its Sports legends, Wartime life and the town's seedy underside in "Bars, Barbershops and Brothels".  

 

 
Reception: Wednesday, May 3, 5-8pm - Cinco de Mayo: in conjunction with South Omaha's grand celebration.  Exhibition runs through May.

Reception: Wednesday, May 3, 5-8pm - Cinco de Mayo: in conjunction with South Omaha's grand celebration.  Exhibition runs through May.

See South 24th St in its Heyday

See South 24th St in its Heyday

June - Omaha Sports: Just in time for CWS!

June - Omaha Sports: Just in time for CWS!

South Omaha Goes to War Image-  At Dinker's Bar & Grill: Ties of soldiers gone to WWII battlefield.

South Omaha Goes to War

Image-  At Dinker's Bar & Grill: Ties of soldiers gone to WWII battlefield.

 

Events to Enlighten and Delight

Murder mysteries and Speakeasy's, Activities for the kids and Museum Talks by knowledgeable Storytellers, Tours and more.

Contact us regarding events you might want to schedule for your group.  A Calendar Page will be opening soon.  Thanks for your patience.

What have we been up to?  Here's the word running through the grapevine.

 

Catch us on Facebook at South Omaha Museum

 

 
Click image to watch : Interview with Gary Kastrick and Anna Hernandez about Cow-Gluing Party, on KMTV, 2/16/17

Click image to watch : Interview with Gary Kastrick and Anna Hernandez about Cow-Gluing Party, on KMTV, 2/16/17

Magic City Tours & South Omaha Mural Project

 

Museum Curator, Gary Kastrick, will take you through time on bus tours which reveal the history of South Omaha as well as delight the sense through colorful murals and the rich cuisine of locally-owned restaurants.

Call 402.738.3240 to RSVP

 

 
South O History! Murals! Taste of South Omaha!

South O History! Murals! Taste of South Omaha!

South Omaha Mural Project: The Historical Essence of Ethnic Neighborhoods

South Omaha Mural Project: The Historical Essence of Ethnic Neighborhoods