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Aug
24
Sat

Clarkson Regional Health Services: 150 Years of Innovation in Patient Care

Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Pharmacy in Clarkson HospitalClarkson Regional Health Services: 150 Years of Innovation in Patient Care
July 13 – September 1

Originally founded in 1869 as the Good Samaritan Hospital, and the first hospital in Nebraska, Bishop Clarkson Hospital has evolved over time to Clarkson Regional Health Services. Come explore how Clarkson has contributed to the Omaha community and medicine over the last 150 years, and how this institution continues to innovate and lead in the field of healthcare in the region.

Public Opinion Is More Than Law

Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Portrait of Charles A. HenryPublic 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 court case and examines the public’s role in the outcome of the legal proceedings. The incident illustrates the struggle to carry out legitimate justice in the territory amidst settler notions of popular sovereignty, which sometimes interfered with the early judicial system.

Sound the Alarm: The Making of the Omaha Fire Department

Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Charles Derwent, Membership Certificate in the Pioneer Hook and Ladder CompanySOUND 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 parades in honor of the firefighters, formed a Fireman’s Benevolent Association with neighboring towns and more. Using documents from the Byron Reed Collection this exhibit chronicles the Omaha Fire Department’s late 19th century beginnings.

STEM Saturdays at The Platform

Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

STEM SaturdaysJoin us at The Platform on Saturdays from 10-Noon for special family-friendly programming.

Each week will feature new activities and challenges for kids and adults of all ages.

Registration is not required.

ACTIVITY SCHEDULE
DATE FEATURED ACTIVITY
June 22 Kid-friendly activities focused on Scotty the T.rex’s teeth
June 29 Learn fun dinosaur facts, play with clay and assemble a dinosaur
July 6 Art Deco meets dinosaurs!
July 13 Railroad Days – sorry, no Platform activities but lots of other attractions!
July 20 Match game with dinosaur eggs
July 27 This week’s activities will be all about dinosaur sizes
August 3 “Science of Soda Fountain”
August 10 Balance and build dinosaur activities
August 17 Timeline of the Mesozoic era
August 24 How to draw dinos

 


ABOUT THE PLATFORM

Located on the lower level of the museum on what was originally track one in the Union Station terminal, The Platform is an interactive STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) experience for learners of all ages. The area features an industrial, workshop-like aesthetic, with a focus on creating, building and innovating. The Platform is a flexible, ever-evolving space. Current features include a brick building wall, magnetic wall with marble tube run, train table, oversized maps of Omaha neighborhoods and counter height tables that look out onto the active railyard.

The launch of The Platform was made possible by a $20,000 gift from U.S. Bank’s Community Possible initiative.

Taking it to the Streets: Grading Downtown Omaha

Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

House on the Edge, Douglas StreetTaking 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 to a new level 18 feet lower than the original foundation. Tempers ran high between neighbors going mad with the constant noise, businesses and homes being literally uprooted and some downtown residents even suing the city for damages and lack of sleep. In the end, the grading of Dodge Street cost over one million dollars and moved over 300,000 cubic yards of dirt. Through this photography exhibit, see what all the fuss was about and how times have changed the streets of downtown Omaha.

Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family

Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tyrannosaurs: Meet the FamilyExhibit on Display June 8 – September 1, 2019

What has 60 razor-sharp teeth, bone-crushing jaws, lived 68 million years ago and will be visiting The Durham Museum this summer? Tyrannosaurus rex…arguably the world’s most popular dinosaur!

Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family is the world’s first exhibition showcasing the newly-revised tyrannosaur family tree and shows how this group became the world’s top predators with their massive skulls, powerful jaws and bone-crunching teeth. While the most famous member of this family was the mighty T. rex, tyrannosaurs came in all shapes and sizes.

Using cutting-edge technology, this innovative, multimedia experience features more than 10 life-sized dinosaur specimens on display, including one of the oldest tyrannosaurs, Guanlong wucaii. With a dramatic array of fossils and casts of tyrannosaur specimens, Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family provides a snapshot of dinosaur life.


This exhibition was created by the Australian Museum and toured internationally by Flying Fish Exhibits.

Flying Fish Exhibits

Supported Locally by

Mutual of Omaha
Kiewit
Runza
Children's Hospital & Medical Center

Media Support Provided by

KETV

Tyrannosaurs at Two

Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 2:20 pm

Tyrannosaurs at TwoEvery day, June 8 – September 1
Except during Railroad Days, July 13-14

Join museum staff at 2PM every day during the run of Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family, to learn everything you need to know about dinosaurs. Each day of the week will have a different topic, complete with trivia and prizes, so you can come back again and again! Registration is not required and regular museum admission applies; guests will join a staff member in the exhibition gallery for this daily program.

Aug
25
Sun

Clarkson Regional Health Services: 150 Years of Innovation in Patient Care

Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Pharmacy in Clarkson HospitalClarkson Regional Health Services: 150 Years of Innovation in Patient Care
July 13 – September 1

Originally founded in 1869 as the Good Samaritan Hospital, and the first hospital in Nebraska, Bishop Clarkson Hospital has evolved over time to Clarkson Regional Health Services. Come explore how Clarkson has contributed to the Omaha community and medicine over the last 150 years, and how this institution continues to innovate and lead in the field of healthcare in the region.

Public Opinion Is More Than Law

Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Portrait of Charles A. HenryPublic 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 court case and examines the public’s role in the outcome of the legal proceedings. The incident illustrates the struggle to carry out legitimate justice in the territory amidst settler notions of popular sovereignty, which sometimes interfered with the early judicial system.

Sound the Alarm: The Making of the Omaha Fire Department

Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Charles Derwent, Membership Certificate in the Pioneer Hook and Ladder CompanySOUND 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 parades in honor of the firefighters, formed a Fireman’s Benevolent Association with neighboring towns and more. Using documents from the Byron Reed Collection this exhibit chronicles the Omaha Fire Department’s late 19th century beginnings.

Taking it to the Streets: Grading Downtown Omaha

Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

House on the Edge, Douglas StreetTaking 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 to a new level 18 feet lower than the original foundation. Tempers ran high between neighbors going mad with the constant noise, businesses and homes being literally uprooted and some downtown residents even suing the city for damages and lack of sleep. In the end, the grading of Dodge Street cost over one million dollars and moved over 300,000 cubic yards of dirt. Through this photography exhibit, see what all the fuss was about and how times have changed the streets of downtown Omaha.

Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family

Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Tyrannosaurs: Meet the FamilyExhibit on Display June 8 – September 1, 2019

What has 60 razor-sharp teeth, bone-crushing jaws, lived 68 million years ago and will be visiting The Durham Museum this summer? Tyrannosaurus rex…arguably the world’s most popular dinosaur!

Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family is the world’s first exhibition showcasing the newly-revised tyrannosaur family tree and shows how this group became the world’s top predators with their massive skulls, powerful jaws and bone-crunching teeth. While the most famous member of this family was the mighty T. rex, tyrannosaurs came in all shapes and sizes.

Using cutting-edge technology, this innovative, multimedia experience features more than 10 life-sized dinosaur specimens on display, including one of the oldest tyrannosaurs, Guanlong wucaii. With a dramatic array of fossils and casts of tyrannosaur specimens, Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family provides a snapshot of dinosaur life. The exhibition was created by the Australia Museum and toured internationally by Flying Fish.

Supported Locally by

Mutual of Omaha
Parker Family Foundation
Runza

Media Support Provided by

KETV

SOLD OUT – Parks and Boulevards Tour

Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

River City History Tour

River City History Tour: Parks and Boulevards
**SOLD OUT**
(View full schedule for other tour dates)

Did you know that Omaha, or “River City”, developed a beautiful parks and boulevard system beginning in the late 1800’s? In fact, much of this system remains today linking popular parks like Elmwood and Hanscom with gorgeous tree-lined streets such as Happy Hollow and Lincoln Boulevard. Our new “Parks and Boulevards” tour will take you along the path these developers laid out so many years ago.

 

For more information on reserving your space, please contact The Durham Museum Education Department at 402-444-5027 or education@durhammuseum.org.

Learn more about River City History Tours or check out the Full Schedule of Tours »
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Tyrannosaurs at Two

Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 2:20 pm

Tyrannosaurs at TwoEvery day, June 8 – September 1
Except during Railroad Days, July 13-14

Join museum staff at 2PM every day during the run of Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family, to learn everything you need to know about dinosaurs. Each day of the week will have a different topic, complete with trivia and prizes, so you can come back again and again! Registration is not required and regular museum admission applies; guests will join a staff member in the exhibition gallery for this daily program.

Aug
26
Mon

Clarkson Regional Health Services: 150 Years of Innovation in Patient Care

Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Pharmacy in Clarkson HospitalClarkson Regional Health Services: 150 Years of Innovation in Patient Care
July 13 – September 1

Originally founded in 1869 as the Good Samaritan Hospital, and the first hospital in Nebraska, Bishop Clarkson Hospital has evolved over time to Clarkson Regional Health Services. Come explore how Clarkson has contributed to the Omaha community and medicine over the last 150 years, and how this institution continues to innovate and lead in the field of healthcare in the region.