Chocolate and flowers are synonymous with Valentine’s Day. In Omaha and other cities across the country, the holiday is also a time to express your love for neglected historic properties.
Each February, Restoration Exchange Omaha leads a group of enthusiastic preservationists on a “heart bombing” mission. Their targets – once proud structures that continue to degrade while the world moves on around them. The intent of the event is to draw awareness to buildings that need some love to once again become vital within the community. With paper hearts and lots of pink duct tape, this group decorates the exterior of forgotten places.
The next Heart Bomb will be on the morning of Saturday, February 16, 2019.