Durham Museum to show “Boys Town” movie and display Spencer Tracy’s Oscar

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Boys Town and The Durham Museum’s current exhibition, “Let’s go to town for Boys Town!”, the museum will show the 1938 film Boys Town starring Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 2PM. Spencer Tracy’s Best Actor Academy Award will be on display during the screening event and guests will have a chance to view the exhibition before it closes on January 21, 2018. Tom Lynch, Director of Community Programs at Boys Town, will give a brief history of the movie and the Oscar as well as show a short documentary of Boys Town today.

More than 15,000 people packed Omaha’s Union Station (now The Durham Museum) to watch the arrival of Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney when they arrived for the “Boys Town” world premiere in 1938!

Regular museum admission applies, but registration is required.  Please register at www.durhammuseum.org or by calling 402-444-5071.