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Apr
1
Wed

19th Century Celebrities: A Modern Translation

Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

19th Century Celebrities: A Modern Translation

Exhibit on display March 21, 2020 – October 4, 2020

Throughout the 19th century, standards for women were enough to be called rules. She must not only be a woman but be a lady too. To be a lady one must marry and have children, depend on her husband financially and stay out of the public sphere. Some women opposed this thinking, especially those who became performers. This exhibit highlights a few such women who persisted with their art and rose to fame despite the prejudices against them.

Photo: Portrait of Lotta Crabtree  |  circa 1900-1920  |   The Byron Reed Collection  |  BR5C13

Pulitzer Prize Photographs

Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Pulitzer Prize Photographs

Exhibit on display February 22 – May 3, 2020
Photographers record the defining moments of our world and our time, capturing history through timeless images of fleeting moments. With the click of a button, vivid imagery documents the pain of poverty, the ecstasy of victory and the triumph of redemption. This exhibition, the second Pulitzer-themed display to visit The Durham Museum, features more than 80 large-format framed photographs, expanded so that visitors can explore every detail of the gripping images. Each will be accompanied by a label describing the dramatic story of how the photographer captured the moment. Interactive touchscreen kiosks explore more recent Pulitzer Prize winners through more than 1,000 images and 15 hours of video interviews with the photographers. Additionally, The Durham Museum will display Homecoming, the 1944 Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph by Earl “Buddy” Bunker of the Omaha World-Herald. The exhibit features the most comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs ever assembled. From iconic images like Joe Rosenthal’s 1945 photo of the American flag raising at Iwo Jima, to past and present moments of triumph and tragedy, these unforgettable photographs serve as the world’s eyes to history as it happened.
NewseumPulitzer Prize Photographs was developed by the Newseum. The Newseum works to increase public understanding of the importance of a free press and the five freedoms of the First Amendment. Newseum.org

Photo: Joe Rosenthal/The Associated Press, 1945 Pulitzer Prize

Supported Locally by


Douglas County Visitor Improvement Fund

Susan and George Haddix

Verhalen Family Foundation

Media Support
Provided by
KETV

Sporty Women: The Desire to Compete

Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sporty Women ExhibitSporty Women: The Desire to Compete

Exhibit on display February 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020

Equal treatment for women in sports is as modern a topic today as it was for women 100 years ago. Concepts of proper lady-like behavior both in actions and dress were present from the early days of female athletics. Using images from The Durham Museum Photo Archive, this exhibit highlights elements of conflicting standards that allowed women to compete in sports if they maintained the appearance of femininity. The selection of images traces changes over time to uniforms and sports women can play while highlighting the long-term conversation about the role of women as athletes.

Photo: Early sporting dress | 1911 | Homer O. Frohardt Collection | The Durham Museum Photo Archive HOFP-1927

Taking it to the Streets: Grading Downtown Omaha

Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

House on the Edge, Douglas StreetTaking it to the Streets: Grading Downtown Omaha

Exhibit on display 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.

Wonders and Blunders

Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wonders and Blunders

Exhibit on display March 21, 2020 – October 4, 2020

Books and manuscripts will be on display from the Byron Reed Collection to showcase the fantastical designs of early natural history textbooks and travel stories. Scientifically precise drawings of insects with gilded gold wings fill books on the flora and fauna of North America and details abound in the stories brought back by Lewis and Clark of the magnificent bears found across the American West. Yet, it is not all what it seems. Modern readers can look back to these works and see stereotypes or wildly outlandish claims not rooted in science or fact. Today we have the benefit of looking back, but one day our current natural history guides might be in an exhibit of their own.

Photo: Studer’s Popular Ornithology | 1881  |  The Byron Reed Collection | MISC 164

Apr
2
Thu

19th Century Celebrities: A Modern Translation

Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

19th Century Celebrities: A Modern Translation

Exhibit on display March 21, 2020 – October 4, 2020

Throughout the 19th century, standards for women were enough to be called rules. She must not only be a woman but be a lady too. To be a lady one must marry and have children, depend on her husband financially and stay out of the public sphere. Some women opposed this thinking, especially those who became performers. This exhibit highlights a few such women who persisted with their art and rose to fame despite the prejudices against them.

Photo: Portrait of Lotta Crabtree  |  circa 1900-1920  |   The Byron Reed Collection  |  BR5C13

Pulitzer Prize Photographs

Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Pulitzer Prize Photographs

Exhibit on display February 22 – May 3, 2020
Photographers record the defining moments of our world and our time, capturing history through timeless images of fleeting moments. With the click of a button, vivid imagery documents the pain of poverty, the ecstasy of victory and the triumph of redemption. This exhibition, the second Pulitzer-themed display to visit The Durham Museum, features more than 80 large-format framed photographs, expanded so that visitors can explore every detail of the gripping images. Each will be accompanied by a label describing the dramatic story of how the photographer captured the moment. Interactive touchscreen kiosks explore more recent Pulitzer Prize winners through more than 1,000 images and 15 hours of video interviews with the photographers. Additionally, The Durham Museum will display Homecoming, the 1944 Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph by Earl “Buddy” Bunker of the Omaha World-Herald. The exhibit features the most comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs ever assembled. From iconic images like Joe Rosenthal’s 1945 photo of the American flag raising at Iwo Jima, to past and present moments of triumph and tragedy, these unforgettable photographs serve as the world’s eyes to history as it happened.
NewseumPulitzer Prize Photographs was developed by the Newseum. The Newseum works to increase public understanding of the importance of a free press and the five freedoms of the First Amendment. Newseum.org

Photo: Joe Rosenthal/The Associated Press, 1945 Pulitzer Prize

Supported Locally by


Douglas County Visitor Improvement Fund

Susan and George Haddix

Verhalen Family Foundation

Media Support
Provided by
KETV

Restoring Union Station: Digital Learning (Morning Session)

Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Digital Learning at Home: RESTORING UNION STATION
(Recommended for Grades K-5)

Running a museum in a National Historic Landmark is hard work! Join us to check out some of our latest restoration projects, including some amazing things we’ve discovered along the way.

Select the burgundy ticket icon above to register. Once you have registered, you will be emailed a link to access the program.

View More Digital Learning at Home Sessions »


The Durham Museum’s digital learning program offers unique opportunities for learners of all ages. Taught by educators, these engaging and interactive classes follow National and State Social Studies Standards and are filled with primary sources featuring artifacts, videos and photographs. These free exchanges can be accessed by Zoom on a laptop or mobile device, no matter where instruction takes place, including by students who are learning from home.

All digital learning programs are provided at no cost thanks to our generous museum supporters and underwriters. You can help us continue making these opportunities possible by becoming a member or supporting our annual fund campaign today!

Have questions? Please call The Durham Museum Education Department at 402-444-5027 or email education@durhammuseum.org.

EDUCATORS: View our Digital Learning at School Offerings »

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Sporty Women: The Desire to Compete

Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sporty Women ExhibitSporty Women: The Desire to Compete

Exhibit on display February 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020

Equal treatment for women in sports is as modern a topic today as it was for women 100 years ago. Concepts of proper lady-like behavior both in actions and dress were present from the early days of female athletics. Using images from The Durham Museum Photo Archive, this exhibit highlights elements of conflicting standards that allowed women to compete in sports if they maintained the appearance of femininity. The selection of images traces changes over time to uniforms and sports women can play while highlighting the long-term conversation about the role of women as athletes.

Photo: Early sporting dress | 1911 | Homer O. Frohardt Collection | The Durham Museum Photo Archive HOFP-1927

Taking it to the Streets: Grading Downtown Omaha

Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

House on the Edge, Douglas StreetTaking it to the Streets: Grading Downtown Omaha

Exhibit on display 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.

Wonders and Blunders

Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wonders and Blunders

Exhibit on display March 21, 2020 – October 4, 2020

Books and manuscripts will be on display from the Byron Reed Collection to showcase the fantastical designs of early natural history textbooks and travel stories. Scientifically precise drawings of insects with gilded gold wings fill books on the flora and fauna of North America and details abound in the stories brought back by Lewis and Clark of the magnificent bears found across the American West. Yet, it is not all what it seems. Modern readers can look back to these works and see stereotypes or wildly outlandish claims not rooted in science or fact. Today we have the benefit of looking back, but one day our current natural history guides might be in an exhibit of their own.

Photo: Studer’s Popular Ornithology | 1881  |  The Byron Reed Collection | MISC 164

Apr
3
Fri

19th Century Celebrities: A Modern Translation

Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

19th Century Celebrities: A Modern Translation

Exhibit on display March 21, 2020 – October 4, 2020

Throughout the 19th century, standards for women were enough to be called rules. She must not only be a woman but be a lady too. To be a lady one must marry and have children, depend on her husband financially and stay out of the public sphere. Some women opposed this thinking, especially those who became performers. This exhibit highlights a few such women who persisted with their art and rose to fame despite the prejudices against them.

Photo: Portrait of Lotta Crabtree  |  circa 1900-1920  |   The Byron Reed Collection  |  BR5C13

Photo Archive: Digital Learning (Morning Session)

Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Digital Learning at Home: PHOTO ARCHIVE
(Recommended for Grades K-5)

Did you know The Durham Museum has over 1 million print and negatives in its Photo Archive? Join us for a behind the scenes look at some unique, funny, and historic images, plus check out how we use light tables to look at negatives.

Select the burgundy ticket icon above to register. Once you have registered, you will be emailed a link to access the program.

View More Digital Learning at Home Sessions »


The Durham Museum’s digital learning program offers unique opportunities for learners of all ages. Taught by educators, these engaging and interactive classes follow National and State Social Studies Standards and are filled with primary sources featuring artifacts, videos and photographs. These free exchanges can be accessed by Zoom on a laptop or mobile device, no matter where instruction takes place, including by students who are learning from home.

All digital learning programs are provided at no cost thanks to our generous museum supporters and underwriters. You can help us continue making these opportunities possible by becoming a member or supporting our annual fund campaign today!

Have questions? Please call The Durham Museum Education Department at 402-444-5027 or email education@durhammuseum.org.

EDUCATORS: View our Digital Learning at School Offerings »

Save

Pulitzer Prize Photographs

Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Pulitzer Prize Photographs

Exhibit on display February 22 – May 3, 2020
Photographers record the defining moments of our world and our time, capturing history through timeless images of fleeting moments. With the click of a button, vivid imagery documents the pain of poverty, the ecstasy of victory and the triumph of redemption. This exhibition, the second Pulitzer-themed display to visit The Durham Museum, features more than 80 large-format framed photographs, expanded so that visitors can explore every detail of the gripping images. Each will be accompanied by a label describing the dramatic story of how the photographer captured the moment. Interactive touchscreen kiosks explore more recent Pulitzer Prize winners through more than 1,000 images and 15 hours of video interviews with the photographers. Additionally, The Durham Museum will display Homecoming, the 1944 Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph by Earl “Buddy” Bunker of the Omaha World-Herald. The exhibit features the most comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs ever assembled. From iconic images like Joe Rosenthal’s 1945 photo of the American flag raising at Iwo Jima, to past and present moments of triumph and tragedy, these unforgettable photographs serve as the world’s eyes to history as it happened.
NewseumPulitzer Prize Photographs was developed by the Newseum. The Newseum works to increase public understanding of the importance of a free press and the five freedoms of the First Amendment. Newseum.org

Photo: Joe Rosenthal/The Associated Press, 1945 Pulitzer Prize

Supported Locally by


Douglas County Visitor Improvement Fund

Susan and George Haddix

Verhalen Family Foundation

Media Support
Provided by
KETV

Sporty Women: The Desire to Compete

Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sporty Women ExhibitSporty Women: The Desire to Compete

Exhibit on display February 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020

Equal treatment for women in sports is as modern a topic today as it was for women 100 years ago. Concepts of proper lady-like behavior both in actions and dress were present from the early days of female athletics. Using images from The Durham Museum Photo Archive, this exhibit highlights elements of conflicting standards that allowed women to compete in sports if they maintained the appearance of femininity. The selection of images traces changes over time to uniforms and sports women can play while highlighting the long-term conversation about the role of women as athletes.

Photo: Early sporting dress | 1911 | Homer O. Frohardt Collection | The Durham Museum Photo Archive HOFP-1927