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The Great Hall

RESTORING OUR Art Deco Ceilings

In January 2023, The Durham Museum began the second phase of a project to restore Union Station’s ornate Art Deco ceilings. The project was completed in early June. Come see how it looks!


Check out our helpful FAQs page for details on areas being impacted, timelines and more.

PROJECT FAQS

 


The museum has a fund designated to support the ongoing care of Omaha’s Union Station and the museum housed within its walls. If you are interested in supporting projects like these, you can donate online or by calling the museum at 402-444-5071.

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Union Station Restoration Updates

West Corridor restoration brings back forgotten colors

We continue to make progress with the ongoing ceiling restoration project, and visitors can now see some of the finished work for themselves inside the West End Corridor. The most noticeable change you will see on the west end is the dark brown “steps” flanking the beams and framing the ornamental ceiling panels. Those “steps” were previously green. Why the… Continue Reading West Corridor restoration brings back forgotten colors

From KMTV 3 News Now: Omaha’s Durham Museum Works to Restore Historic Great Hall Ceilings

Check out this story from KMTV 3 News Now on the restoration project taking place at Union Station. The story includes great insight into why the project is taking place, and Marc Sova puts from EverGreene Architectural Arts into perspective the uniqueness of the building. “There is not a lot of really fantastic Art Deco buildings of this size in the… Continue Reading From KMTV 3 News Now: Omaha’s Durham Museum Works to Restore Historic Great Hall Ceilings

Check out how workers get the restoration process started

How long does it take to erect scaffolding in the west wing of The Durham Museum? About three days, give or take. Luckily, we condensed it to about 43 seconds! Our hard-working friends from Kiewit Corporation and BrandSafway were on site last week, setting the stage for a five-month ceiling restoration project. They turned it over to EverGreene Architectural Arts,… Continue Reading Check out how workers get the restoration process started

The Durham Museum to Restore Art Deco Ceilings

This week, The Durham Museum will begin the second phase of a project to restore Union Station’s ornate Art Deco ceilings. Following the completion of a recent multi-year restoration of Union Station’s exterior, the museum has turned inward to begin addressing repairs to the ornate historic ceilings of Union Station. Since early 2020, the museum has been working with EverGreene… Continue Reading The Durham Museum to Restore Art Deco Ceilings