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Letter from the Executive Director

Hey Preservation Lovers! May is Preservation Month, and Restoration Exchange Omaha (REO) is serving up some delectable tidbits you are going to love! This month, we are shining a spotlight on the history of Omaha’s local Chinese culture. Keep reading for its...

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Volunteer Spotlight – Vince Furlong

Volunteer Spotlight – Vince Furlong

Vince Furlong, a retired teacher, has dedicated countless volunteer hours educating local students about the cultural history of Omaha through walking tours of North and South 24th Streets, as well as historic Vinton Street. What began as a self-initiated forum to...

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Omaha Gives 2019 – Help Preserve The King Fong Cafe

Omaha Gives 2019 – Help Preserve The King Fong Cafe

Omaha’s day of giving is just around the corner! This year your gift to us during Omaha Gives on May 22, will help preserve one of Omaha’s most fascinating places, The King Fong Café, Omaha’s oldest Chinese restaurant. King Fong’s opened in 1920 on South 16 Street and...

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Historic Building Spotlight – On Leong Tong House

Restoration Exchange Omaha has chosen the On Leong Tong building to highlight in this quarter’s Historical Building Spotlight. Newly added to the National Register of Historic Places, REO submitted the nomination for this hub of Chinese culture because of its...

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Remembering Thick Chu Huey

Remembering Thick Chu Huey

Thick Chu Huey was born 84 years ago near Canton, China. At sixteen, he immigrated to Omaha, where he attended Technical High School and worked at the Edward Café, his father’s Chinese restaurant and the King Fong Café owned by relatives. When Chin Ah Gin, the...

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Restore Nebraska Conference – Thank you to our sponsors!

Restore Nebraska Conference – Thank you to our sponsors!

Restoration Exchange Omaha would like to take this opportunity to say a sincere thank you for supporting the annual Restore Nebraska Conference. Because of your engagement, Restoration Exchange Omaha has been able to raise awareness of countless historical buildings...

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