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Morn. Twilight: 6:01 A.M.
Sunrise: 6:30 A.M.
Sunset: 8:26 P.M.
Duration: 13h, 56m
Eve. Twilight: 8:56 A.M.
Visible Light: 14h, 55m

ANNOUNCEMENT for Florence:

Between July 17th and August 24th, the Perseid Meteor Showers should be visible, peaking in August on the 12th and 13th early in the morning. Look toward the northeastern side of the northern sky (where the constellation of Perseus is located). Towards early Sunday morning (13th), there could be more than one meteorite per minute (turned out to be 179 peak per hour for August 13, 2009). Some lighter meteorites may be washed out by the moon. Regardless, you will need to drive north of the city to get away from the city lights. Ideally find a remote location away from car lights, which can de-sensitize your eyes after they have adjusted to the low light. Learn more about the Perseid Meteor Showers. Check out the sky chart for the Florence area.

Welcome to Historic Florence, Omaha, Nebraska's oldest community.  We are in our summer months, and that means that all of our attractions are open on Friday and Saturday from 1 to 5 P.M. through August 31st.  The Florence Mill is open Wednesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 P.M. through August 31st, and on Sundays from June to the end of September, open from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. for the Farmer's Market. The Florence Mill is also open on the first weekend of October for the annual North Hills Pottery Tour.

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We promote Florence attractions, events, businesses, Florence's history, and Florence's future.  Our goal is to promote Florence economics into the 21st century.  Our mission is to preserve, enhance, and promote the cultural, historical education, and community assets of the Florence area.  Even though "Historic" is part of our website's name, our community and our website is much more than that.  Notice that "History" is only one button in our menu (to the left).  It is true that our "Attractions" have a historic perspective, but our Events, Community, and Businesses are as non-historic as it gets.  After all, the website was created by a group called Florence Futures Foundation.

Florence has more historic sites and historic markers per square mile than any other part of the state.  Florence was land of the Omaha & Otoe/Missouria Tribes; on routes of international exploration up the Missouri River, Fort Lisa, Crossroads of the Trails: Lewis & Clark Trail, Alternate Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail, Winter Quarters site, and the California Gold Rush Trail; Territorial Boom-town, Outfitting-town, and Capitol of Nebraska for one glorious week.

If it is your first time visiting the site, please read the Help page for some interesting tips.  Do you know what clicking on our logo does?  And do you know how to find the "Easter Eggs?"

Did you know a man died in Florence but wasn't buried for several months?
Where is Rock Bottom?
Where did the Territorial Capitol majority meet when Beatrice, Nebraska was named?
Florence, Nebraska gets its name from a lady named Florence. What was her last name?
Who lived in the Potato Heap?
What happened on February 24, 1846, that allowed the Mormons to flee Nauvoo?
Where is the oldest grist mill in the state of Nebraska?

You will find the answers to these questions (and much more) from this website.

Why: Also, read Why We Have What We Have