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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 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…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!
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!
Join us for a special event celebrating Flag Day at The Durham Museum on June 14, 2018. The event kicks-off at 10AM. The Honor Guard from Offutt Air Force Base will be here to help us retire our current flag and raise our new 20’ x 30’ American Flag in the Suzanne and Walter Scott Great Hall, accompanied by patriotic… Continue Reading Celebrate Flag Day at The Durham Museum
The Durham Museum will host its annual fundraiser, Sentimental Journey, on Friday, November 16, 2018. The theme of this year’s event is Sentimental Journey: With Honor, and will celebrate our community’s strong military history. The Honorary Chairs are Ann and Ken Stinson. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, followed by an elegant… Continue Reading The Durham Museum to Host Annual Sentimental Journey Event: “With Honor”
The Durham Museum is launching a new program called “$5 after 5” to encourage guests to visit the museum after 5PM on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, admission for all ages will be just $5 after 5PM on Tuesdays. On Tuesday nights, the museum stays open until 8PM, giving guests the opportunity to visit… Continue Reading Durham Museum Launches “$5 after 5” Summer Admission Deal
EXHIBIT ON DISPLAY FEBRUARY 17 – JULY 15, 2018 In the years leading up to World War II, racial segregation and discrimination were part of daily life for many in the United States. For most African Americans, even the most basic rights and services were fragmented or denied altogether. To be black was to know the limits of freedom—excluded from… Continue Reading Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII opens at The Durham Museum
The Durham Museum has partnered with the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s History Department and Service Learning Academy to produce an immersive, interdisciplinary experience focused on twelve Nebraska women and their experience in the Midwest for students in the spring and fall semesters of 2017. In conjunction with the curriculum of Dr. Elaine Nelson, Assistant Professor of History and Executive… Continue Reading New Exhibit Explores the Stories of Historic Omaha Women
In celebration of Black History Month, The Durham Museum is proud to present “The Dream Lives On” the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., told by historical re-enactor, Stephon Ferguson. From the pulpit of Dexter Avenue in Montgomery, Alabama to the Teatro Lope de Vega in Madrid, Spain, Ferguson has raised brows and brought chills and tears to people… Continue Reading Durham Museum presents “The Dream Lives On” to over 2,300 area students