Our must-see summer exhibit “Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall” is now open!

Current Exhibits


Jane Goodall

Photo by Michael Nichols, National Geographic

BECOMING JANE: THE EVOLUTION OF DR. JANE GOODALL
NOW – OCTOBER 13, 2024

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, braved the unknown to give the world a remarkable window into humankind’s closest living relatives: chimpanzees. In this hands-on, transportive multimedia exhibition celebrating her extraordinary life and work, visitors will explore Dr. Goodall’s early years through iconic images and a multiscreen experience. Venture on an immersive projection of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park where she did her famous behavioral research on chimpanzees. Visitors will also see a life-size hologram of Dr. Goodall, enter a replica of her research tent and learn about her current role as a leader in community-centered conservation and youth empowerment. Finally, visitors will find out what they can do to make a positive impact in the world.

 


Dr. Jane Goodall braved the unknown to provide a remarkable window into humankind’s closest living relatives: chimpanzees.


 

Exhibit highlights:
  • Multimedia video introduction to Dr. Jane Goodall and her work, as told through her own voice.
  • Immersive projection of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park where Dr. Goodall conducted her behavioral research on chimpanzees.
  • Life-sized hologram of Dr. Goodall.
  • Opportunities to learn about the famous chimpanzees of Gombe Stream and their fascinating behaviors.
  • Iconic images and multimedia that explore Dr. Goodall’s early years.
  • A replica of Dr. Goodall’s research tent, along with artifacts, objects and handwritten letters from throughout her life.
  • Explanations of the threats faced by wild chimpanzees.
  • Pledge stations to inspire exhibit guests to make a positive impact in the world.

An exhibition organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society in partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute.

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SUPPORTED LOCALLY BY

Mutual of Omaha

Claire M. Hubbard Foundation logo
John and Lynne Boyer
Family Foundation
HDR
Douglas County Nebraska logo
Susan and George Haddix
Richard Brooke Foundation
Polina and Bob Schlott
 
Durham Society logo
 
MEDIA SPONSORKETV
 
 
 
“BECOMING JANE” PROGRAMMING

MORE UPCOMING EVENTS!

Make plans to join us in August and September for Conservation Conversations, a special after-hours program featuring guests, refreshments from a cash bar and eco-conscious camaraderie. Dates and more details coming soon!

PAXTON & GALLAGHER COMPANY: LOCAL VALUES, NATIONAL REACH
NOW – SEPTEMBER 1, 2024

Paxton & Gallagher

The Durham Museum Photo Archive, Bostwick-Frohardt Collection/KM3TV, BF426-034(01)

Built into an impressive wholesale business while supplying a multitude of goods for merchants to sell in the West, the Paxton & Gallagher Company represents the accomplishments of two Omaha pioneers. Benjamin Gallagher entered the grocery business at a young age and rose to ownership of the large and successful company. He partnered with William A. Paxton in 1879 and they ran their business based on Midwest values, respect for their customers, quality products and a keen sense of innovation. Because of this, Paxton & Gallagher Company grew into one of the largest wholesale corporations in the nation and further established Omaha, Nebraska, on the map, especially with their famous Butter-Nut® brand. They employed more than 400 people in the city and had businesses in 10 states with branches throughout Nebraska, Wyoming and South Dakota. Their success was based on their belief that, “Honest value is the best policy.”

Paxton & Gallagher Company: Local Values, National Reach highlights the company’s history through images, papers and objects – many from the Gallagher family!

BYRON REED EXHIBIT: EXPRESSIONS IN WRITING
NOW – AUGUST 25, 2024

Writing in ExpressionsByron Reed acquired many items for his collection throughout his lifetime and some of these included documents from historical figures or those who experienced historic events. The authors range from royalty to explorers to early colonists. This exhibit will feature a selection of documents from Reed’s collection, along with historical and biographical context for each. In addition, we will step into the world of “graphology,” which theorizes that a person’s handwriting gives insight into their personality. Local handwriting analyst Rolando Garcia provides a reading of each document with brief observations he made when studying the writing style.

 

 

PHOTO EXHIBIT: MULEHEAD RANCH
NOW – SEPTEMBER 8, 2024

Mulehead Ranch

The Durham Museum Photo Archive, Bostwick-Frohardt Collection/KM3TV, 1922, BF1176-501

As westward settlement expanded in the early 20th century, South Dakota experienced what became known as the Second Dakota Boom. Brothers Ernest, Graydon and Frank Jackson, Jr. entered Rosebud Reservation land in South Dakota at this time and began their business venture known as Mulehead Ranch. This exhibit features nine images from the museum’s Photo Archive representing Mulehead Ranch’s impact on the local land and culture.

This exhibition was curated by The Durham Museum Intern, Eve Aspinwall, Creighton University graduate.

ADMISSION

Adults: $15*
Seniors (62+): $12*
Military/Veteran: $12*
Children (ages 3 – 12): $8*
*PLUS TAX
Children 2 years and under FREE

Members: FREE!

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Advance reservations are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.
Members, your free admission discount is applied near the end of the online registration process.

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