upcoming Exhibits

Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World
spring 2021

Explore the history of the world’s most recognized musical instrument in GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World.  Experience diverse genres of music and discover the science of pitch and tone. Crossing over cultural boundaries, the guitar has made a significant impact on a wide variety of groups from gypsies to cowboys to teenage rebels.

See over 60 guitars and nearly 100 historical artifacts that immerse you in the heart of music. Experience the rush of the world’s most recognized musical instrument through the powerful lens of science. You, too, can play a Guinness Record-breaking 43.5 foot long guitar. Discover how the selection of different materials and strings, fused with electromagnetism and amplification, create an elaborate device that has revolutionized music.

“GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World” is a Touring Exhibition of The National GUITAR Museum.

Supported Locally by

Douglas County Visitor Improvement Fund  

Lori & David Scott

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Adults: $11 |
Seniors (62+): $8 | Children (ages 3 – 12): $7
Children 2 years and under FREE


Advance reservations are required. Members, your free admission discount is applied near the end of the online registration process.
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Beyond the Vote
Spring 2021

Beyond the VoteIn commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, The Durham is pleased to present a unique exhibition experience exploring the lasting impact of the 19th amendment. Beyond the Vote will blend iconic images of the past from our partners at the Smithsonian Institution, Library of Congress and History Nebraska with original contemporary artwork created by six local artists. The exhibit will explore the themes at the heart of the suffrage movement—both for and against—and how those same themes about a woman’s place in the world continue to resonate today.

Photo: 1954, John Savage/Omaha-World Herald Collection | The Durham Museum Photo Archive | JS13-045

Supported Locally by

Humanities Nebraska
Whitmore Charitable Trust Media Support Provided by