The Durham Museum Open Free of Charge on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Durham Museum is proud to offer free admission to the community on Monday, January 17, 10AM-4PM, to celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Join the museum as we highlight MLK’s legacy and message of peace, tolerance, community service, and an inclusive, hopeful future for all.

In addition to the museum’s permanent exhibitions, guests will enjoy special activities at The Platform, contribute to a community art project, view a screening of the famous “I Have a Dream” speech and have a chance to enter to win a museum membership for the year. New this year, the museum will host Dr. Amy Forss author of Newspapers & Butter Pecan Ice Cream: Mrs. Mildred Brown and the Omaha Star. Dr. Forss will host a read aloud of this popular local children’s book at 11AM and 1PM, and guests can enter to win a copy of the book for their home library. Guests can also visit Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill: Photographs by Jerry Dantzic.

There is no fee for admission, but advanced registration is required, and space is limited. Each person visiting must reserve a ticket in advance online or over the phone. This allows us to safely welcome guests and keep within our guidelines for capacity of our venue. This is the only method for admission at this time. Visit or call 402-444-5071 to register. To ensure a safe experience, masks will be required at this event for everyone.

Because capacity is limited, we ask that members and frequent visitors consider allowing those who may not otherwise be able to visit the museum to enjoy this opportunity. This event and free admission are generously supported by Lincoln Financial Group.