Free Admission to The Durham Museum for Smithsonian Magazine Annual Museum Day

The Durham Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 17, 2022, as part of Smithsonian Magazine Annual Museum Day. Museum Day is a one-day event hosted in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Durham Museum is proud to participate in Museum Day once again as part of the celebration of our 20th anniversary as a Smithsonian Affiliate. Visit to download your free ticket. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission on Saturday, September 17 for two people.

Museum Day also marks the start of the museum’s Smithsonian Channel Film Series. Join us for a series of screenings from the America in Color film series. Highlighting the same decades of the heyday of Omaha’s Union Station, this series allows viewers to witness early 20th century American history as it was experienced by those who lived through it in vibrant color. This series is included with regular museum admission and free for members. Registration is not required. Each film shows at 10:30AM and 1:30PM in the Stanley and Dorothy Truhlsen Lecture Hall on the following Saturdays:

  • September 17 (Museum Day): America in Color: The 1930s
  • September 24: America in Color: The 1940s
  • October 1: America in Color: The 1950s
  • October 8: America in Color: The 1960s

Museum Day and the America in Color film series are the first in a series of events celebrating The Durham’s 20th anniversary as a Smithsonian Affiliate. The museum became Nebraska’s first Smithsonian Affiliate in 2002.