HOURS UPDATE: The museum will be closed on Friday, November 22 to prepare for the holiday season and on Thanksgiving Day, November 28. Please plan your visits accordingly. Thank you!

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Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm The Durham Museum
Exhibit on Display October 12, 2019 – February 2, 2020 Louder Than Words: Rock, Power & Politics looks at some of the most important debates in our country through the lens of rock music. The exhibit includes exclusive video interviews with people such as Bono and Jimmy Carter, and combines them with interactives, photography and artifacts to examine how music… Continue Reading Louder Than Words: Rock, Power & Politics

Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm The Durham Museum
Public Opinion is More Than Law: The First Murder Brought to Court in the Nebraska TERRITORY On April 3, 1855 Charles A. Henry shot George Hollister near the town of Bellevue, shocking the residents of the newly established Nebraska Territory. Highlighting objects from the Byron Reed Collection, this exhibit chronicles the course of events from Hollister’s death through Henry’s unusual… Continue Reading Public Opinion Is More Than Law

Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm The Durham Museum
RACE: Are We So Different? September 28, 2019 – January 5, 2020 It’s a simple truth. People are different. Throughout history, these differences have been a source of community strength and personal identity. They have also been the basis for discrimination and oppression. The idea of “race” has been used historically to describe these differences and justify mistreatment of people… Continue Reading RACE: Are We So Different?

Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm The Durham Museum
SOUND THE ALARM: THE MAKING OF THE OMAHA FIRE DEPARTMENT The Omaha Fire Department traces its roots to 1860 when the city’s first firefighting company was founded. Called the Pioneer Hook and Ladder Company, these men battled fires through muddy, unpaved streets, hand-carrying buckets of water. In its 25 years of operation, the company evolved, added more stations, held annual… Continue Reading Sound the Alarm: The Making of the Omaha Fire Department

Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm The Durham Museum
Taking it to the Streets: Grading Downtown Omaha August 17, 2019 – June 21, 2020 To combat six major hills in downtown Omaha the city undertook extensive street projects to lower inclines. This work was done throughout the 1880s–1920s with the largest of the projects being the grading of Dodge Street in 1920. In some locations, buildings were brought down… Continue Reading Taking it to the Streets: Grading Downtown Omaha

Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm The Durham Museum
Exhibit on Display October 12, 2019 – February 2, 2020 Louder Than Words: Rock, Power & Politics looks at some of the most important debates in our country through the lens of rock music. The exhibit includes exclusive video interviews with people such as Bono and Jimmy Carter, and combines them with interactives, photography and artifacts to examine how music… Continue Reading Louder Than Words: Rock, Power & Politics

Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm The Durham Museum
Public Opinion is More Than Law: The First Murder Brought to Court in the Nebraska TERRITORY On April 3, 1855 Charles A. Henry shot George Hollister near the town of Bellevue, shocking the residents of the newly established Nebraska Territory. Highlighting objects from the Byron Reed Collection, this exhibit chronicles the course of events from Hollister’s death through Henry’s unusual… Continue Reading Public Opinion Is More Than Law

Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm The Durham Museum
RACE: Are We So Different? September 28, 2019 – January 5, 2020 It’s a simple truth. People are different. Throughout history, these differences have been a source of community strength and personal identity. They have also been the basis for discrimination and oppression. The idea of “race” has been used historically to describe these differences and justify mistreatment of people… Continue Reading RACE: Are We So Different?

Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm The Durham Museum
Sound the Alarm: The Making of the Omaha Fire Department The Omaha Fire Department traces its roots to 1860 when the city’s first firefighting company was founded. Called the Pioneer Hook and Ladder Company, these men battled fires through muddy, unpaved streets, hand-carrying buckets of water. In its 25 years of operation, the company evolved, added more stations, held annual… Continue Reading Sound the Alarm: The Making of the Omaha Fire Department

Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm The Durham Museum
Taking it to the Streets: Grading Downtown Omaha August 17, 2019 – June 21, 2020 To combat six major hills in downtown Omaha the city undertook extensive street projects to lower inclines. This work was done throughout the 1880s–1920s with the largest of the projects being the grading of Dodge Street in 1920. In some locations, buildings were brought down… Continue Reading Taking it to the Streets: Grading Downtown Omaha

Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm The Durham Museum
Exhibit on Display October 12, 2019 – February 2, 2020 Louder Than Words: Rock, Power & Politics looks at some of the most important debates in our country through the lens of rock music. The exhibit includes exclusive video interviews with people such as Bono and Jimmy Carter, and combines them with interactives, photography and artifacts to examine how music… Continue Reading Louder Than Words: Rock, Power & Politics

Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm The Durham Museum
Public Opinion is More Than Law: The First Murder Brought to Court in the Nebraska TERRITORY On April 3, 1855 Charles A. Henry shot George Hollister near the town of Bellevue, shocking the residents of the newly established Nebraska Territory. Highlighting objects from the Byron Reed Collection, this exhibit chronicles the course of events from Hollister’s death through Henry’s unusual… Continue Reading Public Opinion Is More Than Law

Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm The Durham Museum
RACE: Are We So Different? September 28, 2019 – January 5, 2020 It’s a simple truth. People are different. Throughout history, these differences have been a source of community strength and personal identity. They have also been the basis for discrimination and oppression. The idea of “race” has been used historically to describe these differences and justify mistreatment of people… Continue Reading RACE: Are We So Different?

Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm The Durham Museum
SOUND THE ALARM: THE MAKING OF THE OMAHA FIRE DEPARTMENT The Omaha Fire Department traces its roots to 1860 when the city’s first firefighting company was founded. Called the Pioneer Hook and Ladder Company, these men battled fires through muddy, unpaved streets, hand-carrying buckets of water. In its 25 years of operation, the company evolved, added more stations, held annual… Continue Reading Sound the Alarm: The Making of the Omaha Fire Department

Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm The Durham Museum
Taking it to the Streets: Grading Downtown Omaha August 17, 2019 – June 21, 2020 To combat six major hills in downtown Omaha the city undertook extensive street projects to lower inclines. This work was done throughout the 1880s–1920s with the largest of the projects being the grading of Dodge Street in 1920. In some locations, buildings were brought down… Continue Reading Taking it to the Streets: Grading Downtown Omaha

Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm The Durham Museum
Exhibit on Display October 12, 2019 – February 2, 2020 Louder Than Words: Rock, Power & Politics looks at some of the most important debates in our country through the lens of rock music. The exhibit includes exclusive video interviews with people such as Bono and Jimmy Carter, and combines them with interactives, photography and artifacts to examine how music… Continue Reading Louder Than Words: Rock, Power & Politics

Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm The Durham Museum
Public Opinion is More Than Law: The First Murder Brought to Court in the Nebraska TERRITORY On April 3, 1855 Charles A. Henry shot George Hollister near the town of Bellevue, shocking the residents of the newly established Nebraska Territory. Highlighting objects from the Byron Reed Collection, this exhibit chronicles the course of events from Hollister’s death through Henry’s unusual… Continue Reading Public Opinion Is More Than Law

Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm The Durham Museum
RACE: Are We So Different? September 28, 2019 – January 5, 2020 It’s a simple truth. People are different. Throughout history, these differences have been a source of community strength and personal identity. They have also been the basis for discrimination and oppression. The idea of “race” has been used historically to describe these differences and justify mistreatment of people… Continue Reading RACE: Are We So Different?

Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm The Durham Museum
SOUND THE ALARM: THE MAKING OF THE OMAHA FIRE DEPARTMENT The Omaha Fire Department traces its roots to 1860 when the city’s first firefighting company was founded. Called the Pioneer Hook and Ladder Company, these men battled fires through muddy, unpaved streets, hand-carrying buckets of water. In its 25 years of operation, the company evolved, added more stations, held annual… Continue Reading Sound the Alarm: The Making of the Omaha Fire Department

Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm The Durham Museum
Taking it to the Streets: Grading Downtown Omaha August 17, 2019 – June 21, 2020 To combat six major hills in downtown Omaha the city undertook extensive street projects to lower inclines. This work was done throughout the 1880s–1920s with the largest of the projects being the grading of Dodge Street in 1920. In some locations, buildings were brought down… Continue Reading Taking it to the Streets: Grading Downtown Omaha

Nov 22 all-day
The museum will be closed Friday, November 22 to prepare for the holiday season. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please plan accordingly.

Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm The Durham Museum
Exhibit on Display October 12, 2019 – February 2, 2020 Louder Than Words: Rock, Power & Politics looks at some of the most important debates in our country through the lens of rock music. The exhibit includes exclusive video interviews with people such as Bono and Jimmy Carter, and combines them with interactives, photography and artifacts to examine how music… Continue Reading Louder Than Words: Rock, Power & Politics

Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm The Durham Museum
Public Opinion is More Than Law: The First Murder Brought to Court in the Nebraska TERRITORY On April 3, 1855 Charles A. Henry shot George Hollister near the town of Bellevue, shocking the residents of the newly established Nebraska Territory. Highlighting objects from the Byron Reed Collection, this exhibit chronicles the course of events from Hollister’s death through Henry’s unusual… Continue Reading Public Opinion Is More Than Law

Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm The Durham Museum
RACE: Are We So Different? September 28, 2019 – January 5, 2020 It’s a simple truth. People are different. Throughout history, these differences have been a source of community strength and personal identity. They have also been the basis for discrimination and oppression. The idea of “race” has been used historically to describe these differences and justify mistreatment of people… Continue Reading RACE: Are We So Different?

Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm The Durham Museum
Join us at The Platform on Saturdays from 10-Noon, November 2 – February 1, for special family-friendly programming inspired by our Louder Than Words exhibition. Each week will feature a new and exciting STEAM-based activity related to music and sound. Registration is not required. ACTIVITY SCHEDULE DATE FEATURED ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION November 9 Tin Can/Paper Cup Phones Explore vibration and sound… Continue Reading Rock and Roll at The Platform

Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm The Durham Museum
SOUND THE ALARM: THE MAKING OF THE OMAHA FIRE DEPARTMENT The Omaha Fire Department traces its roots to 1860 when the city’s first firefighting company was founded. Called the Pioneer Hook and Ladder Company, these men battled fires through muddy, unpaved streets, hand-carrying buckets of water. In its 25 years of operation, the company evolved, added more stations, held annual… Continue Reading Sound the Alarm: The Making of the Omaha Fire Department

Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm The Durham Museum
Taking it to the Streets: Grading Downtown Omaha August 17, 2019 – June 21, 2020 To combat six major hills in downtown Omaha the city undertook extensive street projects to lower inclines. This work was done throughout the 1880s–1920s with the largest of the projects being the grading of Dodge Street in 1920. In some locations, buildings were brought down… Continue Reading Taking it to the Streets: Grading Downtown Omaha

Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm The Durham Museum
Exhibit on Display October 12, 2019 – February 2, 2020 Louder Than Words: Rock, Power & Politics looks at some of the most important debates in our country through the lens of rock music. The exhibit includes exclusive video interviews with people such as Bono and Jimmy Carter, and combines them with interactives, photography and artifacts to examine how music… Continue Reading Louder Than Words: Rock, Power & Politics

Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm The Durham Museum
Public Opinion is More Than Law: The First Murder Brought to Court in the Nebraska TERRITORY On April 3, 1855 Charles A. Henry shot George Hollister near the town of Bellevue, shocking the residents of the newly established Nebraska Territory. Highlighting objects from the Byron Reed Collection, this exhibit chronicles the course of events from Hollister’s death through Henry’s unusual… Continue Reading Public Opinion Is More Than Law