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Morn. Twilight: 7:14 A.M.
Sunrise: 7:42 A.M.
Sunset: 6:33 P.M.
Duration: 10h, 51m
Eve. Twilight: 7:01 A.M.
Visible Light: 11h, 46m

ANNOUNCEMENT for Florence:

Between October 19th and October 23rd, the Orionid Meteor Showers should be visible, peaking on the 21st early in the morning. Look toward the southwestern side of the southern sky (where the constellation of Orion is located). Towards early Sunday morning (21st), there could be some spectacular meteorites streaking through our atmosphere. The meteorite shower is produced from Halley's Comet. Due to the viewing being towards the south, and the lights of Omaha producing less-than-desirable viewing conditions, you may wish to travel some distance to get a better view. You could drive north of the city to get away from the city lights, or travel west of Omaha. Ideally find a remote location away from car lights, which can de-sensitize your eyes after they have adjusted to the low light. Learn more about the Orionid Meteor Showers. Check out the sky chart for the Florence area.

Welcome to Historic Florence, Omaha, Nebraska's oldest community.  Our summer months have come to an end. There are some events that may take place through the end of the year, but might be VIRTUAL (online only) or LIMITED (invitation only) events. Check the events page for more details.

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We promote Florence attractions, events, businesses, Florence's history, and Florence's future.  Our goal is to promote Florence economics into the 21st century.  Our mission is to preserve, enhance, and promote the cultural, historical education, and community assets of the Florence area.  Even though "Historic" is part of our website's name, our community and our website is much more than that.  Notice that "History" is only one button in our menu (to the left).  It is true that our "Attractions" have a historic perspective, but our Events, Community, and Businesses are as non-historic as it gets.  After all, the website was created by a group called Florence Futures Foundation.

Florence has more historic sites and historic markers per square mile than any other part of the state.  Florence was land of the Omaha & Otoe/Missouria Tribes; on routes of international exploration up the Missouri River, Fort Lisa, Crossroads of the Trails: Lewis & Clark Trail, Alternate Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail, Winter Quarters site, and the California Gold Rush Trail; Territorial Boom-town, Outfitting-town, and Capitol of Nebraska for one glorious week.

If it is your first time visiting the site, please read the Help page for some interesting tips.  Do you know what clicking on our logo does?  And do you know how to find the "Easter Eggs?"

Did you know a man died in Florence but wasn't buried for several months?
Where is Rock Bottom?
Where did the Territorial Capitol majority meet when Beatrice, Nebraska was named?
Florence, Nebraska gets its name from a lady named Florence. What was her last name?
Who lived in the Potato Heap?
What happened on February 24, 1846, that allowed the Mormons to flee Nauvoo?
Where is the oldest grist mill in the state of Nebraska?

You will find the answers to these questions (and much more) from this website.

Why: Also, read Why We Have What We Have