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Sons of Italy Mural, Saved from Fire, Being Restored at Durham Museum

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

Christmas is Coming to The Durham!

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!

Station to Station: Burlington Station’s Journey from Railway to Airwaves

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

Frightful Fun Planned at The Durham Museum’s GREAT HALL-oween Haunt

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

Durham Museum asks Local Teachers to Help Celebration of National Nano Day

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

Durham Museum presents “George Washington” to over 3,000 area students

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