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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 consistently contribute more than 16,000 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.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Special Events Volunteer
Repeats every day until Fri Dec 31 2021.
Monday, July 26th, 2021
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Docent
Repeats every day until Fri Dec 31 2021.
Sunday, July 25th, 2021
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Museum Shop Attendant
Repeats every day until Fri Dec 31 2021.
Sunday, July 25th, 2021
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Admissions Desk Attendant
Repeats every day until Fri Dec 31 2021.
Sunday, July 25th, 2021
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Train Car Host
Repeats every day until Fri Dec 31 2021.
Sunday, July 25th, 2021
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Gallery Guide: James Cameron- CHALLENGING THE DEEP
Repeats every day until Sun Oct 03 2021.
Sunday, July 25th, 2021
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Platform Patrol
Repeats every day until Fri Dec 31 2021.
Sunday, July 25th, 2021
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Durham Shine Squad
Repeats every day until Fri Dec 31 2021.
Sunday, July 25th, 2021
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Model Railroad Technician
Repeats every day until Fri Dec 31 2021.
Sunday, July 25th, 2021
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Membership Ambassador
Repeats every day until Fri Dec 31 2021.
Sunday, July 25th, 2021
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Daily Activities Volunteer
Repeats every day until Fri Dec 31 2021.
Sunday, July 25th, 2021
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Education Ambassador
Repeats every day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Fri Dec 31 2021.
Monday, July 26th, 2021
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Exhibition Installation Volunteer
Repeats every day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Fri Dec 31 2021.
Monday, July 26th, 2021
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Photo Archive Volunteer
Repeats every day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Fri Dec 31 2021.
Monday, July 26th, 2021
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Root Beer Float Servers
Saturday, August 7th, 2021
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Museum Mailings Volunteer
Repeats on the third Wednesday of the month until Wed Dec 15 2021.
Wednesday, August 18th, 2021
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Teachers' Night
Friday, October 1st, 2021
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Upcoming Events

40 CHANCES: Finding Hope in a Hungry World October 30, 2021   to January 30, 2022   Read more »

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