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Durham Museum Receives Federal Grant for Education Programs as Part of American Rescue Plan

The Durham Museum received a $35,974 federal grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services as part of the $15,255,733 in American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act grants given to institutions across 49 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to support the role of museums and libraries in recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. A total of 390 projects were selected from… Continue Reading Durham Museum Receives Federal Grant for Education Programs as Part of American Rescue Plan

The Durham Museum Celebrates Christmas at Union Station

Time to trim the tree, bake some cookies, wrap those presents and, of course, visit The Durham Museum! Christmas at Union Station, presented by FNBO, is back for another year of festive fun. This long-standing tradition features Omaha’s official Christmas tree, holiday concerts and Santa himself. We have a combination of in-person and virtual experiences to help bring the magic… Continue Reading The Durham Museum Celebrates Christmas at Union Station

The Durham Museum’s On Track Guild to Host Inaugural “Coming Home for the Holidays” Luncheon

The Durham Museum’s On Track Guild will host a new fundraiser for The Durham Museum, “Coming Home for the Holidays” Luncheon, on Monday, November 22, 2021. The Honorary Chair is Suzanne Kotula and the event co-chairs are Sarah McGowan and Erin Owen. Attendees will be among the first to experience the museum decorated for the Christmas at Union Station season… Continue Reading The Durham Museum’s On Track Guild to Host Inaugural “Coming Home for the Holidays” Luncheon

Photography of Howard G. Buffett on Display at The Durham Museum

The Durham Museum’s newest temporary exhibition 40 CHANCES: Finding Hope in a Hungry World opens this Saturday, October 30, 2021, and is on display through January 30, 2022. 40 CHANCES turns the lens on global hunger and poverty with photographs by philanthropist and photographer Howard G. Buffett. Traveling to 137 countries over the past two decades, Buffett has documented the… Continue Reading Photography of Howard G. Buffett on Display at The Durham Museum

Durham Museum Celebrates 90 Years of Union Station with Free Admission

Cheers to 90 Years! In celebration of the 90-year anniversary of our home, Union Station, The Durham Museum will be open free of charge November 7-13. There will also be special activities throughout the week so make sure and check our website for all the details! The museum will be open 10AM-4PM, Monday-Saturday and 12PM-4PM, on Sunday the week of November… Continue Reading Durham Museum Celebrates 90 Years of Union Station with Free Admission

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