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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

Docents
Repeats every day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 365 times.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 (All day)
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Education Ambassadors
Repeats every day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 365 times.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 (All day)
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Upcoming Events

The Durham Museum Summer Camp
June 1, 2020 (All day) to August 7, 2020 (All day)
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Millionaires & Mansions South Gold Coast River City History Tour July 5, 2020 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Last Call for Alcohol: Omaha's Bootlegging History River City History Tour July 14, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Millionaires & Mansions North Gold Coast River City History Tour July 26, 2020 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
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From Expositions to Jazz Musicians River City History Tour August 2, 2020 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Remember the Ladies River City History Tour August 11, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Millionaires & Mansions South Gold Coast River City History Tour August 30, 2020 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
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From Expositions to Jazz Musicians River City History Tour September 6, 2020 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Parks and Boulevards River City History Tour September 15, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Remember the Ladies River City History Tour September 20, 2020 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Museum Insider: Aksarben Ball September 26, 2020 -
9:30am to 11:00am
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Millionaires & Mansions North Gold Coast River City History Tour October 4, 2020 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Last Call for Alcohol: Omaha's Bootlegging History River City History Tour October 11, 2020 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Parks and Boulevards River City History Tour October 18, 2020 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Remember the Ladies River City History Tour October 25, 2020 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Museum Insider: Family Traditions December 12, 2020 -
9:30am to 11:00am
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