Thursday, March 11, 2010

Our Interfaith Architecture Tour Returns with a Focus on North Omaha

One of our most popular programs is back! This year's Interfaith Architecture Tour will be held on Saturday, March 27, from 1:30- 5:00 pm and will explore historic places of worship in North Omaha, an area of historical and cultural richness and the traditional center of Omaha's African-American community.

The tour begins at St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2402 N. 22nd St., at 1:30 p.m (check-in starts at 1:00 pm). St. John AME Church is the oldest African-American congregation in Nebraska and the building is considered a fine example of the Prairie School style of architecture.

The tour then moves to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2207 Wirt Street, to take in its Late Gothic Revival architecture. A community reception will follow.

Online registration is encouraged as space is limited. Register at Attendees are asked to donate $10 adults for adults and $5 for students with valid student IDs.

As in past years, architects can receive learning units from the American Institute of Architects for attending this program.

This program is co-sponsored by: St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the American Institute of Architects–Omaha chapter.

We hope to see you there!

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