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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!
The Great Plains Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) has selected KETV, Leo A Daly and Lund-Ross Constructors as the recipients of the 2017 John H. Conant Award for their efforts in preserving American railroad history through rehabilitation of Omaha’s Burlington Passenger Station. To celebrate this achievement, the Chapter, in partnership with The Durham Museum, invites the public… Continue Reading Station to Station: Burlington Station’s Journey from Railway to Airwaves
The Durham Museum’s 5th annual Great Hall-oween Haunt will be held Tuesday, October 24, from 5-8PM (NEW EXTENDED TIME). 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… Continue Reading Frightful Fun Planned at The Durham Museum’s GREAT HALL-oween Haunt
Imagine and discover a world you can’t see during Zoom Into Nano, a new travelling exhibit opening at The Durham Museum. Advances in nanotechnology are likely to change the way we design and fabricate almost everything – from faster computers, to stain repellent clothes, to new medicines to treat diseases, and technologies that are beyond our imagination. Zoom Into Nano… Continue Reading New Exhibit Focuses on Super Small Science!
In 2018, The Durham Museum will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with Fighting for the Good Life: Nebraskans and the Great War, an exhibit aimed at highlighting WWI’s impact on those in Omaha and the surrounding region. We need your help! We are looking for objects from those who were an eyewitness to… Continue Reading Crowdsourcing effort aims to celebrate Nebraskans in WWI
The Durham Museum is asking area teachers to help us celebrate the opening of our fall exhibition, Zoom Into Nano, by participating in our “Nanometer Challenge” on National Nanotechnology Day; Monday, October 9, 2017. Teachers and students are asked to come up with a creative way to represent one-hundred billion nanometers (one-hundred billion nanometers=one hundred meters). Ideas include running a… Continue Reading Durham Museum asks Local Teachers to Help Celebration of National Nano Day
In celebration of Constitution Day, The Durham Museum is proud to present “George Washington” as portrayed by historical biographer, Carl Closs. Closs is a former educator and business executive who has dedicated his retirement since 1997 toward helping children and adults discover the real George Washington. His portrayal goes a lot deeper than simply dressing in a buff and blue… Continue Reading Durham Museum presents “George Washington” to over 3,000 area students
The Durham Museum is excited to announce its dynamic 2018 exhibit lineup. The year kicks off with Fighting for the Right to Fight: African-American Experiences in World War II from the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, LA. Spring and summer will take visitors back to 1607 Jamestown for an immersive, role-play experience called American Adventure. The year… Continue Reading Durham Museum Announces 2018 Exhibit Season
The Durham Museum will host its annual fundraiser, Sentimental Journey, on Friday, November 17, 2017. The theme of this year’s event is Sentimental Journey: The Celebration of a Century, and will honor the museum’s namesake, Chuck Durham, in the year of what would have marked his 100th birthday. The Honorary Chairs are Mike and Gail Yanney and Bill and Lisa… Continue Reading Sentimental Journey – The Celebration of a Century