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Year Founded:
1974
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Christi Janssen, Executive Director
Main Address:
801 S. 10th Street
Omaha, NE 68108

What We Do

Housed in Omaha's former Union Station, The Durham Museum hosts exhibits, events and programs that connect visitors of all ages to the history and culture of our community, our region and our world.

In addition to permanent exhibits exploring the history and development of Omaha and the surrounding region, The Durham Museum is an affiliate member of the Smithsonian Institution and hosts nationally traveling exhibitions from across the U.S. and around the world. The museum is home to several important collections, including the nationally-renowned Byron Reed Coin, Document, and Rare Book Collection, and a photo archive of more than one million images of historic Omaha. The museum's education department serves nearly 50,000 students and adults each year through onsite tours, guest lectures and online classes.

Caring for Omaha's history is a big job made possible by all sorts of people who give their time, talents and charitable contributions to "make history happen." From digitizing museum collections, to underwriting supplies for our summer campers, come explore how you can help inspire visitors of all ages at The Durham Museum!

Interesting Info

The museum annually welcomes approximately 200,000 visitors each year, including nearly 50,000 students, teachers and adult learners.
Museum volunteers contributed more than 16,000 hours of service in 2018 by welcoming visitors, leading tours, performing research and scanning historic photos.
Union Station became a National Historic Landmark in 2016, helping launch renovation projects inside and outside the building.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Museum Shop Volunteers
Repeats every day 365 times.
Monday, August 19, 2019 (All day)
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Welcome Desk Volunteers
Repeats every day 365 times.
Monday, August 19, 2019 (All day)
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Train Car Host
Repeats every day 365 times.
Monday, August 19, 2019 (All day)
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Gallery Guide
Repeats every day 365 times.
Monday, August 19, 2019 (All day)
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Platform Patrol
Repeats every day 365 times.
Monday, August 19, 2019 (All day)
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Durham Shine Squad
Repeats every day 365 times.
Monday, August 19, 2019 (All day)
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Durham Museum Internship
Repeats every day until Tue Dec 31 2019.
Monday, August 19, 2019 (All day)
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Model Railroad Volunteers
Repeats every day until Sat Aug 31 2019.
Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 10:00am
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Docents
Repeats every day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 365 times.
Monday, August 19, 2019 (All day)
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Education Ambassadors
Repeats every day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 365 times.
Monday, August 19, 2019 (All day)
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Exhibition Installation Teams for Durham Museum
Repeats every day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Fri Sep 27 2019.
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 8:00am
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Teachers' Night Friday, October 4, 2019 - 5:00pm Read more »
Haunted Train Decorators Monday, October 21, 2019 (All day) Read more »
Great Hall-oween Haunt Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 5:00pm Read more »
Santa's Elves
Repeats every day until Tue Dec 24 2019.
Saturday, November 30, 2019 (All day)
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Holiday Concert Coordinator
Repeats every week on Sunday, Tuesday, and Saturday until Sun Dec 22 2019.
Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 10:00am
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Upcoming Events

River City History Tour: Parks and Boulevards August 25, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
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River City History Tour: Millionaires and Mansions North Gold Coast September 8, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Decades at The Durham: Dining by Rail September 9, 2019 - 12:00pm Read more »
River City History Tour: On Tap! Omaha’s Brewing History September 17, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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River City History Tour: Last Call for Alcohol - Omaha's Bootlegging History September 22, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
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River City History Tour: Millionaires and Mansions South Gold Coast October 6, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
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River City History Tour: Millionaires and Mansions North Gold Coast October 15, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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River City History Tour: Parks and Boulevards October 20, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Great Hall-oween Haunt October 22, 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Tree Lighting Ceremony November 29, 2019 -
4:00pm to 8:00pm
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Holiday Concert Series November 30, 2019 -
10:30am to 3:00pm
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Holiday Concert Series December 1, 2019 -
12:30pm to 4:00pm
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Family Nights with Santa December 3, 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Holiday Concert Series December 3, 2019 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm
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Holiday Cultural Festival December 6, 2019 -
3:00pm to 9:00pm
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Holiday Concert Series December 7, 2019 -
10:30am to 3:00pm
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Holiday Concert Series December 8, 2019 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
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Family Nights with Santa December 10, 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Holiday Concert Series December 10, 2019 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm
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Holiday Concert Series December 14, 2019 -
10:30am to 3:00pm
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Holiday Concert Series December 15, 2019 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
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Family Nights with Santa December 17, 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Holiday Concert Series December 17, 2019 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm
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Holiday Concert Series December 21, 2019 -
10:30am to 3:00pm
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Holiday Concert Series December 22, 2019 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
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Noon Year’s Eve December 31, 2019 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
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