September 8, 2012 - February 3, 2013
Created by The Durham’s curatorial and exhibition team, Worn with Pride: Americans in Uniform gives visitors an up-close examination of the lives of service men
and women in the midst of combat. Artifacts from each conflict the
United States has been involved with from the Civil War to present day
Iraq and Afghanistan are showcased to bring home the very personal
experiences of war and how advances in technology has changed that
experience over the last 150 years.
The exhibit includes items loaned from several local veterans and
collectors of military service objects. These are displayed
alongside artifacts from the Nebraska State Historical Society, the
State Historical Society of Iowa, Strategic Air and Space Museum, and
the Durham’s own collection.
Items of special note include artifacts from the Civil War, both Union
and Confederacy, artifacts from the first Nebraska volunteer in the
Spanish-American war, and uniforms from Senator Charles “Chuck” Hagel,
General Robert “Bob” Kehler of U.S. Strategic Command, Lieutenant
General Leo W. Smith, II and Vice Admiral C.R. “Bob” Bell.