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Gilmer, Robert N.

 Person

Biography

Robert Gilmer operated restaurant Dixie Quicks and its companion RNG Gallery in Omaha and Council Bluffs for over 30 years with his husband René Orduña. Orduña and Gilmer met in New York in 1982 and moved back to Orduña's hometown of Omaha in 1986. Dixie Quicks and RNG Gallery closed in January 2018. In addition to Gilmer's responsibilities with the restaurant, he led RNG Gallery throughout its operation and continues to work full-time at ENCOR, a Developmental Disability Service Provider.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Robert Gilmer and René Orduña Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0120
Content Description

The Robert Gilmer and René Orduña collection is composed of personal and professional material from Gilmer and Orduña’s lives together. Most of the material covers the lives of Gilmer and Orduña in Omaha from the period after they left New York City in 1986 through the 2010s. The collection includes photographs, posters, programs, items from Gilmer and Orduña's wedding, and news coverage of Dixie Quicks, René Orduña, and RNG Gallery.

Dates: circa 1980-2018