war paint

The Omaha Heritage and Culturefest Center was founded as a community service project by Kevin J. Gillespie on March 30, 2002.

\kul-chur\ n. [ME, fr. MF, fr. L. cultura, fr. cultus] 1. cultivation, tillage; 2. the act of developing the intellectual and moral faculties especially by education; 3. expert care and training; 4. a) enlightenment and excellence of taste acquired by intellectual and aesthetic training; b) acquaintance with and taste in fine arts, humanities, and broad aspects of science as distinguished from vocational and technical skills; 5. a) the integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon man's capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations; b) the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group; c) the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes a company or corporation. -Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Ed.

This web page is designed to serve as a clearing house for ethnic and cultural activities for members of respective organizations and inform the public of cultural activities open to the public. The goal of this page is to enrich the lives of all Omahans by promoting and preserving the cultural roots of old and new ethnic groups that call the Omaha area home.

For little or no fee, member organizations are able to post information on their organization and its activities which visitors or members can access. E-mail distribution will be available in the future. Members are encouraged to submit information which convey something about their organization including:

A personal letter from the founder

Contact: OCF
Created: April 6, 2002
Modified: April 6, 2002