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TOWERS OF TOMORROW WITH LEGO® BRICKS
MAY 27 – SEPTEMBER 3, 2023
Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks partners some of the world’s most dazzling and innovative skyscrapers with the world’s most popular building brick. The exhibit features 20 astonishing skyscrapers from North America, Asia and Australia constructed in breathtaking architectural detail by Ryan McNaught, one of only 12 LEGO®-certified professionals in the world.
Visitors will be inspired to create their own ‘towers of tomorrow’ with over 200,000 loose LEGO® bricks available in hands-on construction areas. Young and old will be limited only by their imaginations as they add their creations to a steadily rising futuristic LEGO® metropolis inside the exhibition. McNaught and his award-winning team of builders have used more than half a million LEGO® bricks and devoted over 2,000 hours to build the structures featured in the exhibition.
Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks is a traveling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums and toured internationally by FLYING FISH
JULIA CHILD: A RECIPE FOR LIFE
OCTOBER 7, 2023 – FEBRUARY 11, 2024
Julia Child’s insatiable curiosity and tenacious spirit drove her to endlessly try, test, prove and communicate how to make delicious food. Learning to cook empowered Julia and she in turn empowered others, profoundly transforming American cuisine and food culture. Julia Child: A Recipe for Life explores the key ingredients that led to Julia’s personal evolution and America’s culinary revolution.
Visitors will journey through Julia’s life, as she explored the world and discovered her sense of curiosity including the moment that ignited her love for French cuisine and inspired her career. At the heart of the exhibition, Julia’s passion for teaching is explored through her meticulous process of recipe development for Mastering the Art of French Cooking and The French Chef, culminating with her legacy of inspiring chefs of all levels.
- Interactive The French Chef television set
- Video, audio and photography documenting Julia, her distinctive voice, and her extraordinary contributions to the culinary world
- Sounds and smells of Julia’s kitchen
- Visitors can view and share memories of Julia’s legacy
Julia Child: A Recipe for Life is a touring exhibition produced and managed by FLYING FISH, developed in collaboration with Napa Valley Museum, under the rights granted by The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and Culinary Arts and The Schlesinger Library Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, and generously supported by Oceania Cruises.
HONORING 75 YEARS: THE HISTORY OF OMAHA’S WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL PARK
JUNE 3 – SEPTEMBER 3, 2023
America entered World War II following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Before the outcome of the war was even assured, in 1943 Mrs. Lulu N. Broad, owner of the Gypsy Tea House, wrote a letter to Henry Doorly, publisher of the Omaha World-Herald, suggesting construction of a memorial for Douglas County area service men and women.
After nearly a year of study by Omaha civic leaders, the World War Memorial Association, a charitable corporation, was formed and suggested the 65-acre tract of land formerly occupied by the Happy Hollow Country Club and later, the Dundee golf course, to become the site of a permanent tribute for those men and women who served our country in the U.S. military.
On June 5, 1948, one day before the fourth anniversary of the invasion of Normandy (“D-Day”) the citizens of Omaha welcomed President Harry S. Truman to formally dedicate World War II Memorial Park to the people of Douglas County.
The Durham Museum is proud to partner with the Omaha Parks Foundation to highlight the 75th anniversary of this Omaha landmark. To learn more about the 75th anniversary celebration visit omahaparksfoundation.org/memorial-park-75.
Pictured: A group of people and military men stand behind President Truman watching him lay a wreath of flowers down at Memorial Park in June 1948.
Seniors (62+): $10*
Children (ages 3 – 12): $7*
Children 2 years and under FREE
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