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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
In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Boys Town and The Durham Museum’s current exhibition, “Let’s go to town for Boys Town!”, the museum will show the 1938 film Boys Town starring Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 2PM. Spencer Tracy’s Best Actor Academy Award will be on display during the screening event and guests… Continue Reading Durham Museum to show “Boys Town” movie and display Spencer Tracy’s Oscar
On January 13, 2017, a two alarm fire ripped through the Sons of Italy Hall, a former carriage house in Omaha’s Little Italy Neighborhood. In March, the Sons of Italy board voted to renovate the building, which is set to reopen next summer. The only piece to survive the fire is a 22-foot long mural depicting a Sicilian landscape. The… Continue Reading Sons of Italy Mural, Saved from Fire, Being Restored at Durham Museum
UNION PACIFIC EMPLOYEES TO CUT AND TRANSPORT OMAHA’S “OFFICIAL” CHRISTMAS TREE TO THE DURHAM MUSEUM What: Union Pacific Railroad employees will be locally harvesting and transporting Omaha’s “official” Christmas tree to The Durham Museum. The museum received 58 submissions for tree donations this year. This year’s tree is a 40 foot-tall blue spruce donated by Carmelita Graeve of Omaha. When:… Continue Reading Christmas is Coming to The Durham!