Howard A. Hamilton
December 5, 1934 – November 19, 2020
Howard Hamilton, Omaha’s unofficial historian, was well known for his yearly Halloween history tours through Forest Lawn Cemetery, where he would put on a cape with top hat and gleefully point out Omaha’s famous individuals along with stories of their past. He was very proud of being the only individual trusted with the Forest Lawn gate key. Howard loved to travel, spoke countless foreign languages, and worked overseas for a number of years helping the military get servicemen out of tough spots with foreign law enforcement.
When not traveling, Howard had a fascination with anything related to Omaha history. He treasured the Omaha history room he kept at his home, and prized his ever expanding collection of catalogued newspaper articles. He shared a number of his treasures and countless volumes of catalogued history with the Durham Museum. Howard created his own Omaha history board game, and proudly challenged anyone to stump him on any Omaha history question. No one ever succeeded. Howard loved to grab a beer and share stories with his friends.
CELEBRATION of Howard’s life will be held at Site-1 Brewery at 2566 Farnam St on May 8, 2021 from 2pm to 4pm. All are welcome to come share stories over a beer and remember Howard Hamilton’s full life.