This episode we bring you the fascinating life of Byron Reed. Reed was one of the founding fathers of the city of Omaha, and left behind an incredible legacy. His impressive collection of rare books, documents, and coins was gifted to the city and is now displayed and kept at the Durham Museum. We discuss Reed’s life, projects, and offer our perspectives of his collection, which we worked with as museum interns.
A special thank you to Pat to working with us to figure out the William Phillips/William A. Phillips situation. We may not have solved the mystery, but you can explore it for yourself and draw your own conclusions at Pat’s blog, Freedmen’s Patrol: Exploring the Civil War Era. Thanks, Pat!