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Omaha church added to National Register of Historic Places

Posted at 6:42 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 19:45:40-05

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 107-year-old Omaha church is now part of the National Register of Historic Places.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that Hope Lutheran this month was added to the register, along with three other Omaha institutions.

The church played an active role in Omaha’s civil rights movement. David Calease, the National Register of Historic Places coordinator with History Nebraska, said that given the events involving the racial justice movement in 2020, stories like those from Hope Lutheran “are more relevant than ever.”

The church that stands today was built by the Pella Danish Lutheran Church in 1913 after the Easter Sunday tornado, which destroyed a church that stood nearby.