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museum live episodes (season 2)

episode 1 – 9/13/21

Theme: Back to School/Constitution Day
Our first episode of the 2021/2022 school year will be all things early America, including a history of Constitution Day and a bit of background on the National Anthem, we will connect with our friends over at the Smithsonian and get a peek at the FIRST American Flag, Professor Durham will be back to share a Today in History about the Mayflower, and a History Mystery about the lost colony of Roanoke, as this is our back to school episode we thought we would share what it would be like to go to school in the American colonies and early states, our collection team will share a cool school object in our collection, and the lovely cohorts at Morrill Hall will join us to talk science, and of course we will have Weather with Matt Serwe at KETV Channel 7.


episode 2 – 9/20/21

Theme: History and Science of Food
This week’s episode is focused on food. Professor Durham will enlighten us with facts about National Pepperoni Pizza Day and some other fun food holidays, we will visit our 1950’s Dream House and talk TV Dinners and other delicious food inventions of the modern world, we will connect with the Smithsonian and see what they have to say about the history of pizza, of course the Durham Museum is no stranger to food itself, so we will share all about the restaurant that once called Omaha’s Union Station home.


episode 3 – 9/27/21

Theme: “James Cameron – CHALLENGING THE DEEP”
We are all things Ocean and Exploration as we share about “James Cameron – CHALLENGING THE DEEP”, before the exhibit hoists anchor and sets sail on October 3. Professor Durham will start us off with a History Mystery regarding the discovery of the 𝘛𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘤 wreck, we will take a look a few elements of “James Cameron – CHALLENGING THE DEEP” including a model of the Titanic wreck and the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER Submersible, and we will connect with our Morrill Hall friends for some science related fun.


episode 4 – 10/4/21

Theme: Space
This episode is focused on Space. Professor Durham will start us off with a Today in History about the first artificial satellite Sputnik, we will have an interview with Nebraska Native and Astronaut, Clayton Anderson, followed by an Exhibit Exploration showcasing how the space race influenced American homes, an Objects and Artifacts segment with our collection team related to space and we will connect with Morrill Hall for Archway to Science.


episode 5 – 10/11/21

*Please note: This episode features some technical difficulties. 

Theme: Hispanic Heritage Month
This episode will showcase Hispanic Heritage Month, and include a Today in History with Professor Durham who will share the history of Hispanic Heritage Month, an Exhibit Exploration of our exhibit Omaha Uncovered, an Objects and Artifacts segment with the collections team highlighting an Omaha Native and War Hero, another Exhibit Exploration regarding one of the industries that put Omaha on the map, the Stockyards and Professor Durham will be back with a book from his Book Nook.


episode 6 – 10/18/21

Theme: Agriculture
This 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, Morrill Hall will join us for an Archway to Science segment, we will have another Exhibit Exploration segment about traditional Native American farming techniques and the story of the Three Sisters and Professor Durham will join us for a History Mystery.


episode 7 – 10/25/21

Theme: Halloween
This episode will be all about Halloween. We will chat with the Tri-Faith Initiative about Halloween and other celebrations that take place around this time of year, an Exhibit Exploration segment with a look into our photo archive and what Halloweens of the past have looked like, our collection team will have an Objects and Artifacts segment highlighting some spooky elements of our collection and Professor Durham will share a spooky History Mystery.


episode 8 – 11/1/21

*Please note: This episode features some technical difficulties. 

Theme: Government and Civic
This episode is all about Government and Civic. Professor Durham will have a Today in History about Election Day, Scout will have the scoop on the Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens, we will have an Exhibit Exploration in Beyond the Vote about Women’s Suffrage and the 19th Amendment, the Collections Team will have an election themed Objects and Artifacts segment, we will have another Exhibit Exploration about Standing Bear and his fight to be recognized as a person, and Professor Durham will be back with a special Book Nook.


episode 9 – 11/8/21

Theme: STEAM
This episode is celebrating National STEAM Day! Professor Durham will highlight National STEAM Day for Today in History, Morrill Hall will join us for an Archway to Science, the Collections Team will show off some technology in our archives for Objects and Artifacts, we will have an Exhibit Exploration about both Engineering and Math, and a Spotlight in STEM with the Ford Conservation Center.


episode 10 – 11/15/21

Theme: Native American Heritage
This episode will highlight Native American Heritage Month. Professor Durham will have a Today in History about Native American Heritage Month, we will have an Exhibit Exploration about Susan LaFlesche Picotte, Scout will have the scoop on Bison and their role in Plains Native American Life, and we will have another Exhibit Exploration about a few forms of Plains Native American homes.


episode 11 – 11/22/21

Theme: Thanksgiving
This episode is our special Thanksgiving episode. Professor Durham will start us off with the history of Thanksgiving for Today in History, we will be joined by former President Abraham Lincoln, we will have two Exhibit Explorations about Thanksgiving travel and food, and Professor Durham will share a special Thanksgiving book in his Book Nook.


episode 12 – 11/29/21

Theme: Traditions
This episode is all about Traditions. Professor Durham will have a History Mystery about the origins of traditions, we will show off a few traditions in our Exhibit Exploration segments including our Christmas Tree and how pioneers celebrated the season, our Collections Team will highlight some objects related to traditions in our collection for Objects and Artifacts segment, and Morrill Hall will join us for an Archway to Science.


episode 13 – 12/6/21

Theme: Winter
This episode is about Winter. Professor Durham has a Today in History about the Winter Solstice, our Collections Team will talk about some memorable winters that are documented in our Photo Archive, an Exhibit Exploration about Winter Counts and ways plains Native American tribes would document important events, and a few other winter related topics.


episode 14 – 12/13/21

Theme: Electricity
This episode is about Electricity. We will have an exhibit exploration about the importance of light in different celebrations, our collection’s team will highlight some electric devices in our collection, another Exhibit Exploration showcasing the importance electricity played in the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition and Morrill Hall will join us for an Archway to Science.


holidays around the world – 12/14/21

Experience holidays from around the world right here in Omaha! Come to admire The Durham’s own 40-foot, fully decorated tree and learn how we fit this beautiful sight into the museum each year. Then, explore how different countries and cultural groups may celebrate the season using different objects that may be used to celebrate holidays and traditions around the world and within our own communities!


episode 15 – 1/10/22

Theme: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
This week’s program is in honor of the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day! The episode will include an interview with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a Scoop with Scout about the history of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a collections connection segment with the National Museum of American History and the Birthplace of Country Music, as well as a Weather segment from KETV Channel 7.