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Before the land became dotted with wooden and brick structures, it was a rolling prairie inhabited by the Omaha Indian tribe. Experience the history of this fascinating culture by stepping into a rawhide teepee or by sitting at the fire of a replica earth lodge.

From the mid-1880s to 1915, "Worker's Cottages" were constructed in most sections of Omaha as housing for blue-collar families. Many of these unique one story and one-and-a-half story homes still exist today. Go back nearly 100 years and peek into the attic, parlor, kitchen and bedroom of the museum's reproduced "Worker's Cottage."

Living in an English Tudor-Revival home in the Dundee district during the 1940s meant prosperity. Items that reflect period technology and the comforts of home are featured in this exhibit.