I know I talked about it last year, but the Nebraska Passport is such a worth while activity for people in this state to do. I love how it gets us to places that we may have never heard of, or wouldn’t normally go.
My family got our first three passport stops finished on Saturday. Last year, there were several Omaha stops that we didn’t make it to, so we decided to do most of them first in hopes that we wouldn’t make the same mistake this year.
We went to Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters and Visitor Center first. The visitor’s center itself has some great information on Lewis and Clark, activities for kids to interact with and play with, and even different furs and hides of animals that were encountered along the trail. We were also able to go across the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge while we were there.
The next stop we went to was the Great Plains Black History Museum. It is in a small historic building across the street from the Omaha Star newspaper. The front of the museum has changing exhibits. The one that we saw was on Historically Black Colleges in the United States. I had no idea that there were so many. It was very interesting.
The back has a hate and hope exhibit which was also very interesting to see. One section of it had pieces commemorating the great athletes that have come from Omaha. Johnny Rogers’ Heisman is there, as well as a signed Gale Sayers jersey. There was also information on Bob Gibson, Bob Boozer, and Marlin Briscoe.
From there we went to get lunch and drinks at the Benson Brewery. It was delicious and I just had to take some cans of the Strawberry Delight beer home.
I can’t wait to see where else the Nebraska Passport will take us this year.
Now onto your flakes.
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