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museum live episodes (season 3)
episode 1 – 9/19/22
Theme: Constitution Day
Welcome back to school and back to Museum Live! In honor of new beginnings and of Constitution Day, this episode’s theme is all about America’s beginnings and the United States Constitution. Get the scoop on the history of the Constitution from our resident Bison Scout, learn about one of Professor Durham’s favorite history mysteries, the disappearance of Roanoke, and travel back in time to our historic one-room schoolhouse to learn how some of the first Americans experienced school!
Sorry, Episode 2 not available due to technical issue
EPISODE 2 – 9/26/22
Theme: Hispanic Heritage Month
episode 3 – 10/3/22
Do you like corn? Well then this episode is for you! This week’s episode is all about agriculture, and will include an Exhibit Exploration about homesteads and pioneer farming, an Objects and Artifacts with our collection team showcasing agriculture related pieces in our collection, we will have another Exhibit Exploration segment about traditional Native American farming techniques, and the story of the Three Sisters. Professor Durham will join us for a History Mystery.
episode 4 – 10/10/22
Theme: Navigation & Maps
Maps, Maps, Maps! We love maps at The Durham Museum, join us to learn more about why! This episode includes an “Archway to Science” segment about Oceania wayfinding, an Exhibit Exploration sharing how Lewis and Clark used navigation when exploring the American West, and an Objects and Artifacts segment featuring some of the first maps of Omaha!
episode 5 – 10/17/22
Theme: Navigation & Maps
Hello, operator? Can you connect me to Museum Live! please? This week’s episode we explore the history of communication! See an actual printing press as well as some vintage forms of communication from the 1950’s American dream home. The National Museum of American History also joined us to share a piece from the Smithsonian collection!
episode 6 – 10/24/22
Theme: Omaha History
There’s no place like home! Join us for an episode all about our hometown, Omaha! This episode includes exhibit features highlighting major events in Omaha history such as the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, a history mystery with Professor Durham about some Omaha mysteries, an Archway to Science segment with Morrill Hall discussing fossils found in the Omaha area, and a Smithsonian guest who shares how the Wizard of Oz connects to Omaha, Nebraska!
episode 7 – 10/31/22
Put on your costume and celebrate Halloween with us! In this episode we visit our Soda Fountain to learn some history about candy and travel back in time to Halloweens of the past by diving into our photo archive collection. Our Collections team has an Objects and Artifacts segment highlighting some spooky elements of our collection, and Professor Durham shares a spooky History Mystery (in his favorite costume of course).
episode 8 – 11/7/22
This week we explore all things STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). STEAM is all around us and affects our everyday experience. The University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History shows us some rare fossils (Science), and our Collections team has an Objects and Artifacts segment highlighting the history of the telephone (Technology). Our Engineering segment touches on log cabins built by pioneers, and our Math segment adds up the design elements of the Great Hall at The Durham Museum. Of course, Professor Durham is with us and gives an art lesson on one of the most famous pieces in the world.
episode 9 – 11/14/22
Theme: Native American Heritage Month
This week’s episode highlights Native American Heritage Month. Professor Durham and Scout share the history of Native American Heritage Month, we have two Exhibit Exploration segments discussing the role of the tipi as well as one all about Standing Bear. We will also have special guests from History Nebraska who share some about their collections and how they work with tribes today.
episode 10 – 11/21/22
This week’s episode is our special Thanksgiving episode. Today, we are joined by former President Abraham Lincoln! We have two Exhibit Explorations, one about the history of Thanksgiving and one featuring our Trains to discuss Thanksgiving travel. You will be thankful you didn’t miss this episode!
Sorry, Episode 11 not filmed due to staff illnesses
EPISODE 11 – 11/28/22