The Wigton Heritage Center
A Digital Exploration
Welcome to the online exhibit gallery featuring stories of the well-known and unknown personalities from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and health sciences practitioners across the state of Nebraska. Like the physical building on UNMC’s Omaha campus, this virtual presentation serves as a catalyst for understanding, experiencing, and appreciating UNMC’s heritage. The Special Collections and Archives of the Leon S. McGoogan Health Sciences Library come alive to educate, engage, and enlighten visitors about the people and innovations that have affected the lives of countless Nebraskans and others around the world.
We invite you to explore and contact us with suggestions or questions. We hope you will come visit us in person in Omaha soon.
View our online exhibits and learn about the history of the university and the health sciences in Nebraska.
UNMC’s history is complex and there are always new stories to explore. Check out the newest additions here:
Many individuals, community partners, and institutions were instrumental in the creation, design, and installation of the original exhibitions presented on this site.