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The Durham Museum Joins Smithsonian’s National Youth Summit on “Woman Suffrage: The Ballot and Beyond”

The Durham Museum will participate in the annual National Youth Summit May 21 at 1 p.m. EDT to mark the 100th anniversary of the passing of House of Representatives’ resolution in support of the 19th Amendment for woman suffrage in partnership with the National Museum of American History and Smithsonian Affiliate museums. This year’s webcast, “Woman Suffrage: The Ballot and… Continue Reading The Durham Museum Joins Smithsonian’s National Youth Summit on “Woman Suffrage: The Ballot and Beyond”

Smithsonian Institution ‘Saving Your Family Treasures Workshop’ planned for Saturday, June 1, 2019

Smithsonian affiliate The Durham Museum has teamed up with the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative to host a second free workshop providing information on how to preserve damaged personal heirlooms after natural disasters. The workshop will be Saturday, June 1 from 10am-Noon at The Durham Museum (801 S 10th Street, Omaha, NE 68108). The event is free and open to the… Continue Reading Smithsonian Institution ‘Saving Your Family Treasures Workshop’ planned for Saturday, June 1, 2019

Durham Museum to open newly restored National Command Car #1202

For more than 20 years, The Durham Museum’s train cars have been a favorite of millions of museum visitors who have climbed aboard to experience what it was like to travel by train. In March, The Durham Museum launched a community-wide crowdfunding effort called the National Command Club to help re-carpet, re-upholster, and revitalize the “National Command” 1202 sleeper car… Continue Reading Durham Museum to open newly restored National Command Car #1202

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