The Florence neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska is redefining itself to be the historic gateway to Omaha. There are numerous historical and natural sites in the Florence area. Some of the sites and structures have been interpreted, but significant stories of American Indian historical and current presence are not being told. Florence Futures, an economic development non-profit organization decided to explore the feasibility of developing an American Indian Interpretive Center.
Big Muddy Workshop led a planning team, including community members and American Indians, to define the vision for an interpretive center. The consultant team conducted a comparative analysis of other facilities, evaluated locations for the center, and created a development and operating budget for a center. The team is currently gauging support for a center.