Boys Town in Omaha with Zeb and Soapy Smith Duck

Near Omaha, Nebraska we entered Boy’s Town.

Welcome to Boy's Town

Welcome to Boy’s Town

Of course, our first stop was the Visitor’s Center.

Visitor's Center for information

Visitor’s Center for information

After talking with the helpful lady at the desk and doing our souvenir shopping, we wandered to the back of the store.   Wow!   This is the largest ball of stamps in the world.

World's largest ball of stamps!

World’s largest ball of stamps!

This is a solid ball of postage stamps, built one stamp at a time.   Most of this ball of stamps was completed years ago when collecting postage stamps was a more popular hobby.   Many of the boys and girls at Boy’s Town were stamp collectors.   They have a penny slot and a box of postage stamps.   Humans can look through the box of stamps and purchase whichever they want.   And each stamp costs one penny.   Put your penny in the slot and take a stamp.   This ball of stamps has a diameter of 32 inches and weighs 600 pounds.   There are 4,655,000 postage stamps that make up this solid ball of stamps.  Now we see the Hall of History.

Museum inside

Museum inside

The Boy’s Town Museum is in this building.   The statue of two brothers is a famous Boy’s Town Landmark.

Brothers statue

Brothers statue

The slogan, He’s not heavy, he’s my brother encourages caring for each other.  Nearby is the Garden of the Bible.

Restful garden

Restful garden

This is  very restful place.

Looks so peaceful

Looks so peaceful

Boy’s Town teaches Christianity and the Ten Commandments and The Beatitudes are carved in stone and displayed here.   The Dowd Memorial Chapel is a special place at Boy’s Town.

Dowd Memorial Chapel

Dowd Memorial Chapel

The inside of the Chapel is beautiful.

Inside Dowd Memorial Chapel

Inside Dowd Memorial Chapel

The special part, the round part to the left, holds the tomb of Rev Monsignor Edward J. Flanagan.

Tomb of Father Flanagan

Tomb of Father Flanagan

Father Flanagan was the founder of Boy’s Town.   His mission, simply stated, was to care for the boys and girls that needed to be cared for.   The children who were abandoned, unable to care for themselves, or just needed someone to care.   The monument, with the US flag honors those from Boy’s Town that gave their lives serving the United States.

Monument to Boys Town Military Heroes

Monument to Boys Town Military Heroes

Boy’s Town is a wonderful place and after visiting here, we know mom will be sending bigger checks to help them even more.   We hope you can visit here and see the amazing things that happen at Boy’s Town.

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