Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Christi Janssen, Executive Director
Public 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!

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.
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

Holiday Helpers
Repeats daily until Friday, December 23rd, 2022

Visitor Experience Volunteers
Repeats daily on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday


Holiday Cultural Trees Display & Holiday Memories at Brandeis Department Store
Repeats daily on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Duration of 23 hours 59 minutes
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Dressing the Abbey Exhibition
Repeats daily on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 10:00am until Sunday, January 8th, 2023
Duration of 6 hours
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