New mural showcases south Omaha's role in Nebraska history, growth


South Omaha is doing its part to help celebrate Nebraska’s 150th birthday, and it’s doing so with a brand new mural.

Nebraska Odyssey depicts the progress of Nebraska and its people through history.

This mural is 19-feet tall and almost stretches 200 feet, making it of the largest in Omaha.

It's meant to show how south Omaha played a part in history and the growth of the state.

"I just want people to see the mural and feel personally connected to the story as a Nebraska citizen and that it is representative of their experience," said Rebecca van Ornan, lead designer of the mural.

There will be a dedication ceremony held Saturday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Supermercado near 36th and Q streets.

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