Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Christi Janssen, Executive Director
Primary Contact Name
Durham Museum
Main Address

801 S. 10th Street
Omaha, NE 68108
United States

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!

Curious what it's like to volunteer at The Durham? Check out this interview with Durham Volunteer and Step Forward Award recepient, Dennis Hynes. 

Interesting Info
  • The museum annually welcomes approximately 200,000 visitors each year, including nearly 50,000 students, teachers and adult learners.
  • Museum volunteers consistently contribute more than 10,000 hours of service each year by welcoming visitors, leading tours, and scanning historic photos.
  • Union Station became a National Historic Landmark in 2016, helping launch renovation projects inside and outside the building.
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

Visitor Experience Volunteer
Repeats daily for 356 times

Education & Engagement Volunteer
Repeats daily for 365 times

Special Event Volunteer
Repeats monthly on the 1st for 12 times

Museum Mailings Volunteer
Repeats monthly on the second Wednesday, 9am - 11am for 12 times
Duration of 2 hours

Root Beer Float Day Volunteer (Great for groups!)
Duration of 3 hours