The Omaha Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A 107-year-old Omaha church is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Omaha World-Herald reports that Hope Lutheran was added to the registry along with three other Omaha institutions this month.
The church played an active role in Omaha’s civil rights movement. David Calease, the coordinator of the National Register of Historic Places at History Nebraska, said that given the events involving the Racial Justice Movement in 2020, stories like Hope Lutheran’s are “more timely than ever.”
The current church was built in 1913 by the Danish Lutheran Church of Pella after the Easter Sunday tornado that destroyed a nearby church.