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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

Durham Museum Receives Large Federal Grant for Collections Stewardship

The Durham Museum has been selected to receive a $214,965 Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). This 3-year grant will be used to accelerate the museum’s efforts in enhancing our collections care and developing long-term strategies for the preservation of these collections that align with best practices within the museum field. This federal… Continue Reading Durham Museum Receives Large Federal Grant for Collections Stewardship

The Sweetest Day of the Year! Root Beer Float Day at The Durham Museum

The Durham Museum will celebrate National Root Beer Float Day with free 8 oz. root beer floats to all visitors on Saturday, August 4. Each visitor will receive a ticket for one root beer float during museum hours, 10AM-5PM. Regular museum admission applies and members are free. The complimentary floats are being generously underwritten by the Baer Foundation. As a… Continue Reading The Sweetest Day of the Year! Root Beer Float Day at The Durham Museum

Back by Popular Demand!

Back by popular demand…Go behind closed doors for a one-of-a–kind tour experience at The Durham Museum! Don white gloves and your own “All-Access” badge and join our curators as we take you to places you have never seen before. The first-ever “Museum Insider” tours sold-out immediately when the program launched this past March. New tours have since been added to… Continue Reading Back by Popular Demand!

ALL ABOARD for a fun-filled weekend!

Celebrate our region’s rich railroad heritage and all things train and track at Railroad Days 2018. On Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lauritzen Gardens, The Durham Museum, Union Pacific Railroad Museum, RailsWest Railroad Museum and the Historic General Dodge House are teaming up for this favorite annual event. Passes for Railroad Days… Continue Reading ALL ABOARD for a fun-filled weekend!