Crowdsourcing effort aims to celebrate Nebraskans in WWI

In 2018, The Durham Museum will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with Fighting for the Good Life: Nebraskans and the Great War, an exhibit aimed at highlighting WWI’s impact on those in Omaha and the surrounding region. We need your help! We are looking for objects from those who were an eyewitness to this history. Do you have WWI-era objects that may help tell the story of the life of a soldier, nurse or civilian? Areas of interest include the local North Omaha Balloon School, souvenirs from service abroad, boots or uniforms, weapons or letters from the battlefield, journals and propaganda posters and other memories from the home front. If you do or have any questions, please submit those to:

With any object submission, please provide:
• Your name
• Phone number
• A brief description of the object’s history
• A photograph of the object

Submissions are being accepted now through November 17, 2017. Items will be selected for inclusion in the exhibition by a committee of museum staff members and distinguished area scholars Dr. Mark Celinscak (UNO) and Dr. Heather Fryer (Creighton). All who submit items for consideration will be notified about their status by January 1, 2018.