Restoration Exchange educates and motivates the public to preserve, restore and rehabilitate older homes, buildings and neighborhoods. A donation to Omaha Gives will help us save those places that matter.
Since the 2016 Omaha Gives Campaign Restoration Exchange Omaha has:
EDUCATED
Produced the 12th Restore Omaha Conference with attendees gleaning ideas, solutions and inspiration to restore older properties. "I appreciate the networking, the stories of buildings saved, the sharing of resources and the enthusiasm for all things old and worth saving."
Educated 900 people about the history and homes in the Aksarben neighborhood.

ADVOCATED
Researched, wrote and presented seven successful National Register/Local Landmark nominations for 1501 Howard St., Bristol Apartments on Park Avenue, Danish Brotherhood Building in Midtown, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Fairacres Neighborhood and on South 10th Street the Cornish Mansion and Worthington Mansion/White House Apartments.
Represented the preservation community before the City Council, the Planning Commission and other groups.
SAVED the 26th and Lake St. Streetcar Barn from becoming a parking lot.

INVIGORATED
Grew our Facebook page to over 4,075 active and engaged followers.
Celebrated outstanding examples of revitalization at work in our community and recognized those individuals who have made preservation happen for decades and those just getting started at the 2017 Preservation Celebration Event.
Worked closely with the Omaha media on stories promoting historic homes and buildings.

We do this with one staff person and many dedicated volunteers. Imagine what we could accomplish with more funding!!!
"We have a rich architectural history in Omaha and claim many prominent architects since the latter half of the 19th century, but we have not been good stewards of their work. REO is changing that! They are the first organization in more than 20 years that has given leadership to this issue and they have much to show for their work," Lyn Wallin Ziegenbein, J.D. Peter Kiewit Foundation Director Emerita