“Museum Insider” Tour: Omaha Originals
“Museum Insider” Tour Experiences
Don’t miss these one-of-a-kind tour experiences and behind-the-scenes with The Durham Museum’s Curators and Collection Staff. Don white gloves and your “VIP-Access” badge as we take you to places you’ve never seen before. These brand new tour experiences will allow our staff to show off more of the amazing artifacts and images as we journey through the museum collection storage areas. Even if you’ve taken a tour before, we promise you see new things and hear new stories about Omaha’s past.
Omaha Originals: A Look at Early Omaha
Omaha has a rich history going back all the way to the mid-1800s. On this tour you’ll set foot in all three storage areas for collections at The Durham – Photo Archive, Collection Storage, and the Byron Reed Vault – as we explore some of the older treasures of the museum. You’ll find out which Presidents owned land in Omaha (and some of the scandals that created), how and why the Aksarben coronations were held and what people wore to them, where were the first electric lights in the city turned on and who did it, what did turn of the 20th century Omahans do for fun, and many other fun facts about your city all illustrated through objects and images from the time. This tour will also have a special takeaway for our guests at the end of the tour. It is a can’t miss experience!
Tours are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Membership discount applies to those in the household. Advance registration and payment are required. Space is limited! Register online (click the TICKETS link above) or email education@DurhamMuseum.org or call us at 402-444-5027.
Interested in more Insider Tours? Check out our Collection Storage 2.0 Tour.