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Halloween Fun at The Durham!

The Durham Museum has loads of spooky fun planned to help you safely celebrate the season. All events are FREE for museum members and regular admission applies for non-members. Full information can be found at www.DurhamMuseum.org/halloween. The Great HALL-oween Haunt Tuesday, October 26, 5-8PM Join The Durham Museum and other community organizations for some trick-or-treating fun! Snag sweets from historical… Continue Reading Halloween Fun at The Durham!

Free Admission to The Durham Museum for Smithsonian Magazine’s Annual Museum Day

The Durham Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 18, 2021, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s annual Museum Day. Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institutions’ Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission… Continue Reading Free Admission to The Durham Museum for Smithsonian Magazine’s Annual Museum Day

The Durham Museum to Host Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Showing Rarely Seen Photos of Billie Holiday’s Private and Public Worlds

In April 1957, photographer Jerry Dantzic had an assignment from Decca Records to photograph Billie Holiday during a weeklong run of performances at the Newark, New Jersey, nightclub, Sugar Hill. What unfolded was an unexpected and intimate journey into her private and public worlds. His photos comprise the largest collection of images from any single Billie Holiday club engagement. “Billie… Continue Reading The Durham Museum to Host Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Showing Rarely Seen Photos of Billie Holiday’s Private and Public Worlds

Omaha History “Uncovered” in Durham’s Newest Exhibit

History is revealed to us in many ways. Artifacts, photographs and personal memories can help us make connections to our past. Opening August 7, The Durham Museum presents Omaha Uncovered: Revealing History through Art and Story, an exhibit focused on uncovering the vast and fascinating history of our city. The exhibition highlights methods of conservation, giving visitors an up-close look… Continue Reading Omaha History “Uncovered” in Durham’s Newest Exhibit

The Durham Museum celebrates National Root Beer Float Day with free root beer floats Saturday, August 7th

The Durham Museum will celebrate National Root Beer Float Day with free 8 oz. root beer floats to all visitors on Saturday, August 7. Each visitor will receive a ticket for one root beer float during museum hours, 10AM-4PM. Regular museum admission applies and members are free. The complimentary floats are being generously underwritten by the Dr. C.C. and Mabel… Continue Reading The Durham Museum celebrates National Root Beer Float Day with free root beer floats Saturday, August 7th

MANDELA: The Official Exhibition Coming to Omaha

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  – Nelson Mandela  Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition is the major new global touring exhibition that takes visitors on a personal journey through the life of the world’s most iconic freedom fighter and political leader. The Durham Museum is thrilled to welcome the exhibition to Omaha… Continue Reading MANDELA: The Official Exhibition Coming to Omaha

Durham Museum Extends Exhibit Run of James Cameron – CHALLENGING THE DEEP

The Durham Museum is excited to be able to extend the display period of its major new immersive exhibition James Cameron – CHALLENGING THE DEEP, featuring the work of acclaimed explorer and film-maker James Cameron. The exhibit was set to close on September 12 but has been extended to October 3. The exhibit takes visitors to the depths of our… Continue Reading Durham Museum Extends Exhibit Run of James Cameron – CHALLENGING THE DEEP

Extended Hours and “$5 after 5PM” this Summer at The Durham Museum

The Durham Museum will extend its operating hours during the summer months (June, July and August) to allow guests more flexibility in planning their visits. The museum has also lifted its occupancy cap and advanced purchase of timed tickets is no longer required. Guests are still encouraged to purchase admission tickets in advance online at DurhamMuseum.org.  The museum may stagger… Continue Reading Extended Hours and “$5 after 5PM” this Summer at The Durham Museum

Durham Museum Receives National Award from American Alliance of Museums

The Education Professional Network (EdCom) of the American Alliance of Museums, the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, presented awards today at their annual conference to four museum programs demonstrating innovation and impact in the field. The Pandemic Innovation and Education Awards recognizes museum education projects that have been created, reinvented, or revamped in response to… Continue Reading Durham Museum Receives National Award from American Alliance of Museums

Durham Museum Hosts North American Premiere of James Cameron – CHALLENGING THE DEEP

Exhibit on Display May 22- September 12 The Durham Museum is honored to host the North American premiere of the major new immersive exhibition James Cameron – CHALLENGING THE DEEP, featuring the work of acclaimed explorer and film-maker James Cameron. The exhibit takes visitors to the depths of our oceans through the lens of Cameron’s underwater cameras and his other… Continue Reading Durham Museum Hosts North American Premiere of James Cameron – CHALLENGING THE DEEP