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Punch your Ticket! – The Durham Museum’s River City History Tours kick-off May 26

The past comes alive during River City History Tours at The Durham Museum! River City History Tours are historically accurate and educational tours that share the fascinating history of Omaha. Explore the city’s vibrant past aboard Ollie the Trolley and hear entertaining stories from knowledgeable tour guides. Select from the following six tours – each offering a unique viewpoint into… Continue Reading Punch your Ticket! – The Durham Museum’s River City History Tours kick-off May 26

Winners Crowned at 29th Annual Omaha District History Day

The Durham Museum hosted the 29th annual Omaha District History Day Competition on February 26-27, 2019. Over 425 students in grades six through 12 competed in various categories, including exhibits, documentaries, performances, historical papers and websites. The theme for the 2019 competition was Triumph and Tragedy in History. Entries placing first, second, third and fourth in their categories are eligible… Continue Reading Winners Crowned at 29th Annual Omaha District History Day

Volunteers Needed to Judge Annual Omaha District History Day Competition

Each year students involved in the Omaha District History Day Competition immerse themselves in research to create documentaries, exhibits, performances, historical papers or websites exploring historical topics. Volunteers are a vital part of making the competition happen and The Durham Museum is looking for volunteer judges. As a volunteer judge you will: • Review entries • Evaluate the work of… Continue Reading Volunteers Needed to Judge Annual Omaha District History Day Competition

Flappers and Fizz

The Durham Museum will host Flappers and Fizz, a 21-and-older event, on Friday, February 22, 2019, from 6-10PM. Don your glad rags and get ready to drink some giggle water, you’re invited to a night of flappers, champagne and art deco. Other event features include: *Play our murder mystery game and see if you can figure out which Omaha mobster… Continue Reading Flappers and Fizz

Countdown to 2019 at The Durham Museum!

3, 2, 1….Happy “Noon” Year! The Durham Museum will host its annual Noon Year’s Eve celebration on Monday, December 31st from 10AM-2PM. Guests will get an early start to their New Year’s celebration at this family-friendly event. Entertainment will include live music by Dinosaur “Dino” O’Dell and the T-Rex All-Stars. Create your own party hat and wishing wand, participate in… Continue Reading Countdown to 2019 at The Durham Museum!

Frightful Fun Planned at The Durham Museum’s GREAT HALL-oween Haunt

The Durham Museum’s annual Great Hall-oween Haunt will be held Tuesday, October 23, from 5-8PM. The community is invited to a trick-or-treat experience like no other! Grab a trick-or-treat bag in the Suzanne and Walter Scott Great Hall and head out to find historical characters stationed throughout the museum handing out yummy treats. Visit them in the One Room Schoolhouse,… Continue Reading Frightful Fun Planned at The Durham Museum’s GREAT HALL-oween Haunt

Durham Museum to open new interactive makerspace with help of U.S. Bank

The Durham Museum will open a new interactive STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) experience for learners of all ages Thursday, September 27. The new space, called The Platform, is on the lower level of the museum in a 82’ x 12’ area located in between the full-size passenger cars, caboose, and steam locomotive enclosed on what was originally… Continue Reading Durham Museum to open new interactive makerspace with help of U.S. Bank

The Durham Museum Announces its 2019 Exhibit Schedule

The Durham Museum is excited to announce its 2019 exhibit lineup. The year kicks off with American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian. Spring will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad with a photography exhibit titled After Promontory. Summer is sure to be a hit when Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family comes to… Continue Reading The Durham Museum Announces its 2019 Exhibit Schedule

Area educators invited to The Durham Museum’s 15th annual Teachers’ Night event

The Durham Museum is pleased to present its 15th annual Teachers’ Night on Friday, October 5, from 5-9PM. This complimentary event is one of the region’s largest open houses and information exchanges for area educators and is open to all teachers and education professionals. At this year’s Teachers’ Night, attendees will be able to network with other educators and pick… Continue Reading Area educators invited to The Durham Museum’s 15th annual Teachers’ Night event

Six Local Museums join Smithsonian Magazine’s Annual Museum Day

The Durham Museum , Joslyn Museum and El Museo Latino in Omaha; Union Pacific Railroad Museum in Council Bluffs; Sarpy County Museum in Bellevue; and Cass County Historical Society Museum in Plattsmouth will open their doors free of charge on Saturday, September 22, 2018, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day. Museum Day is an annual celebration of… Continue Reading Six Local Museums join Smithsonian Magazine’s Annual Museum Day