To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the devastating tornado that struck on March 23, 1913, Douglas County Historical Society and Nebraska Jewish Historical Society have collaborated to publish Ribbon of Destruction – The 1913 Douglas County Tornado on Easter Sunday and the Jewish Holiday of Purim. Edited by DCHS Member and Past-President, Dennis Mihelich, this photographic account contains more than 50 images from the Douglas County Historical Society Library Archives, including maps, newspaper clippings and personal letters recounting the day’s terrible events.
To show our appreciation for our members and their continued support, this book is offered as a complimentary gift for members only! Stop by the General Crook House Museum, or any of Douglas County Historical Society’s upcoming events to get your copy! Our latest exhibit, Meet Me Under The Clock: The Culture of Brandeis is now open. It is the perfect time to visit the museum!
Interested in becoming a member of DCHS and receive your copy of the book? Click here to join online today! For questions or additional information, call us at 402-455-9990.
All of our members receive multiple benefits. These include free admission to the Crook House Museum; members-only previews of holiday decorations, and a 10% discount at the Museum Shop; reduced fees on copies and services at the Library/Archives Center; Banner newsletter and other publications; and invitations and member privileges for special events.
Students with ID receive a 50% discount on copies at the Library Archives Center.$30.00
Individual: Senior (65 & Over)$30.00
Individual: Military (with ID)$30.00
The Family Membership includes all of the benefits of an Individual Membership with the added benefit of admission to the Museum for the household.
The Century Membership includes three additional benefits; see chart above for details.
The Patron Membership includes all of the benefits of Century Membership plus a print from the Archives and other perks; see chart for details.
Members at this level receive the honorary rank of Lieutenant; plus additional passes and discounted privileges.
Members at this level, in addition to the general membership benefits, receive a designated honorary rank of Colonel; 16x20 framed certificate signifying rank and membership in the historic World War I Balloon School at Fort Omaha; Annual Officer's Mess and induction at the Crook House; souvenir relating to the military nerve center of the General Crook House, Fort Omaha and the Balloon School; recognition as a General's Council member in publications; unlimited use of the Library/Archives Center for information and research including gratis copies of your family file; privilege to schedule a private event at the Crook House with a 20% facility discount.
Members at this level, in addition to the general membership benefits receive a private event at the Crook House (January through mid-November, for up to 150, with facility fee waived); 30-minute speech at a Board or employee meeting; company listed and recognized as Corporate Founder of History; specified use privileges at the Library/Archives Center including gratis copies from the company or primary family file; five designated individuals will receive the Banner newsletter, special mailings and membership cards for free admission to the Crook House Museum.