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Durham Museum Receives Funding to begin a $2.7 Million Restoration Project

The Durham Museum is proud to announce that it has received the funding to begin a $2.7 million project to completely restore the exterior of its home, Union Station. Funding for the project came from private sources within the community. Built in 1931, the building served as a train station for forty years and has since served as a museum… Continue Reading Durham Museum Receives Funding to begin a $2.7 Million Restoration Project

Durham Museum begins hunt for annual Christmas Tree

The Durham Museum is searching for the official tree for its annual Christmas at Union Station celebration. Every year The Durham receives submissions from Omaha area residents requesting their evergreen tree be selected as the official tree for Christmas at Union Station. Residents wishing to donate an evergreen tree are encouraged to contact The Durham at 402-444-5071, before August 1,… Continue Reading Durham Museum begins hunt for annual Christmas Tree

Punch your Ticket! – The Durham Museum’s River City History Tours kick-off May 28

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 seven tours – each offering a unique viewpoint into the early… Continue Reading Punch your Ticket! – The Durham Museum’s River City History Tours kick-off May 28

A “Top Secret” Summer Adventure awaits you at The Durham Museum

Secret agents, suspects and science converge for a family adventure unlike anything you’ve experienced in Top Secret: License to Spy! This highly interactive display will put visitors’ skills to the test as you experience the science, technology and psychology employed in the intelligence field. Created by the renowned Scitech in Perth, Australia, and based around a James Bond-style fantasy of… Continue Reading A “Top Secret” Summer Adventure awaits you at The Durham Museum

Free Community Event to celebrate 160 Years of the Omaha Police Department

The Durham Museum is proud to partner with the Omaha Police Department for a new exhibit entitled, “Omaha Police: Answering the Call Since 1857,” in celebration of the department’s 160 year anniversary. Since 1857, the men and women of the Omaha Police Department have been keeping Omaha’s citizens safe. This exhibition is drawn from the Omaha Police Department’s historic archive… Continue Reading Free Community Event to celebrate 160 Years of the Omaha Police Department

Durham Museum Launches Redesigned Website

The Durham Museum launched an updated www.durhammuseum.org today, with a new user experience and design that places Union Station and Art Deco architecture center stage, facilitates easy navigation of visitor information, and encourages engagement with the museum’s collections and exhibits. The redesign focuses on ease of use for the visitor while preserving the cultural heritage of the museum. Key features… Continue Reading Durham Museum Launches Redesigned Website

Free Weekend in Celebration of National Historic Landmark Designation

Thanks to the generous support of museum donors, The Durham will be open free of charge Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9 to celebrate the building’s designation as a National Historic Landmark. Tours and presentations covering Art Deco Architecture and the history of Union Station are planned for Saturday, April 8 at 10:30AM, 1:30PM and 3:30PM and Sunday, April… Continue Reading Free Weekend in Celebration of National Historic Landmark Designation

The Durham Museum to Host the Annual History Day Competition

The Durham Museum will host the 27th Annual Omaha District History Day Competition on Wednesday, March 1 (Juniors) and Thursday, March 2 (Seniors), 2017. Students in grades 6th through 12th will compete in various categories, including exhibits, documentaries, performances, historical papers and websites. This year, in honor of the sesquicentennial celebration of Nebraska statehood, Douglas and Sarpy county 4th graders… Continue Reading The Durham Museum to Host the Annual History Day Competition

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