Omaha Public Radio News
7:26 am
Thu April 8, 2010

Central High School celebrates its 150th anniversary

Omaha, NE – A variety of events are planned this weekend to celebrate Central High School's 150th anniversary.

The festivities mark the culmination of a successful three-year fundraising campaign. Central High School Alumni Barry Combs works with the group's History Association. Combs says the funds have been used to light the exterior of the school, to create scholarships for deserving students, and to help preserve the school's history. He says one of the biggest projects is scanning the school's more than 80,000 newspapers.

Saturday's events include an Open House, building tours and an a cappella reunion concert. Combs says the History Association will have an audiovisual show at the celebration. They also plan to highlight some of the memorabilia, display copies of the old newspapers and annuals as well as present a history talk in one of the auditoriums.

Tickets are available online at centralhighomaha.org.