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Winners Crowned at 27th Annual Omaha District History Day

The Durham Museum hosted the 27th annual Omaha District History Day Competition on March 1 and 2. More than 340 students in grades six through 12 competed in various categories, including exhibits, documentaries, performances, historical papers and websites. The theme for the 2017 competition was Taking a Stand in History. Entries placing first, second, third and fourth in their categories… Continue Reading Winners Crowned at 27th Annual Omaha District History Day

The Durham Museum Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Join The Durham Museum May 30-August 4 for a one-of-a-kind camp experience that sparks the imagination! Half-day and full-day programs are available for 1st-2nd grades, 3rd-4th grades and 5th-6th grades. (Please note these are the grade levels your child will be entering in the 2017-2018 school year.) All camps are led by certified teachers with additional staff to create an… Continue Reading The Durham Museum Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Carrie Meyer appointed to national museum journal editorial board

The Durham Museum is proud to announce that Carrie Wieners Meyer, Director of Curatorial and Education Services, has been selected to serve a three-year term on the Editorial Board for Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals. Meyer joins twenty-four scholars, researchers, and library, archive and museum professionals from around the world to provide support of the journal by… Continue Reading Carrie Meyer appointed to national museum journal editorial board

Omaha Union Station Designated National Historic Landmark

Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell announced the designation of Omaha’s Union Station as one of more than 20 new national designations made earlier this week. This is the first National Historic Landmark designated in Nebraska since 1993, bringing the number up to 21 for the state. The National Historic Landmarks Program, which is managed by the National Park Service, recognizes… Continue Reading Omaha Union Station Designated National Historic Landmark

Durham Museum Presents “Amelia Earhart, First Lady of the Air” to 1,200 Area Students

Amelia Earhart is best known as the first woman (and second person) to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She was the most famous woman of her time, and a daring pilot whose aviation firsts made her a media idol and a symbol of what women could accomplish in a man’s world. In honor of Women’s History Month and the… Continue Reading Durham Museum Presents “Amelia Earhart, First Lady of the Air” to 1,200 Area Students