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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

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