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The Durham Museum makes its home in the National Historic Landmark of Omaha's beautiful art deco Union Station. The museum houses an extraordinary array of permanent exhibits including restored train cars, 1940s store fronts, numerous artifacts showing the history of the region, and the Byron Reed collection which includes some of the world’s rarest coins and documents. There are also impressive traveling exhibits through The Durham’s affiliation with the Smithsonian and close ties with the Library of Congress, National Archives and Chicago’s Field Museum. During your stay, be sure to stop by the authentic soda fountain and enjoy a phosphate or malt.

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  • Hours: Closed Mondays; Tues/10am-8pm; Wed-Sat/10am-5pm; Sun/1-5pm, Closed major holidays
  • Price: Admission: $11 adults; $8 seniors; $7 ages 3-12
Events
  • Sitting Bull’s Great Grandson

    Nov 13, 2018

    Throughout history, the name “Sitting Bull” stands out. In this presentation, LaPointe introduces himself and traces his connection to the famous, but incorrectly remembered, Lakota leader and

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  • Fighting for the Good Life: Nebraskan Memories of World War I

    Nov 13, 2018

    This year The Durham Museum commemorates the one hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War by highlighting its impact on those in Omaha and the surrounding region.

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  • Omaha in the Anthropocene Exhibit

    Nov 13, 2018

    This collaborative exhibit centers on the material history of the Anthropocene using objects from the collection of The Durham Museum in partnership with Creighton University’s History Department.

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  • Thomas D Mangelsen: A Life in the Wild

    Nov 13, 2018

    The Durham Museum is honored to host the world premiere of A Life In The Wild, an exhibition containing 40 of Thomas D. Mangelsen’s most resonant images—images that take viewers on a journey into the

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  • Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Durham Museum

    Nov 23, 2018

    Enjoy loads of entertainment including live music, cookie decorating and holiday crafts, plus Santa himself. All the good tidings and cheer lead up to the signature tradition of the night: the

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  • Christmas at Union Station

    Nov 23, 2018 Recurring daily

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year at The Durham Museum! Christmas at Union Station is back for another season of festive fun. From the region's largest Christmas tree to holidays around the

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  • Holiday Concert Series

    Nov 24, 2018 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Saturday

    Enjoy some of the area’s most beautiful holiday music under the glow of The Durham’s Christmas tree. Talented local entertainers, school musicians and choirs perform as part of The Durham Museum’s

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  • Holiday Cultural Festival

    Nov 30, 2018

    Learn how the world celebrates this joyful time of year during the Holiday Cultural Festival! More than 20 local cultural organizations proudly display their crafts and traditional dress, while

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  • Family Nights with Santa

    Dec 4, 2018 Recurring weekly on Tuesday

    Santa and his reindeer visit the museum, climb into our antique sled for a memorable photo op! Families can also take part in creating holiday crafts and enjoy live performances by local choirs and

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  • Noon Year's Eve

    Dec 31, 2018

    It’s the biggest party of the year! Children of all ages will enjoy this fun-packed bash with live music from Dino O’Dell and the T Rex All- Stars, special crafts and activities. Ring in the noon year

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  • Allied Soldiers and Nazi Camps: Witnesses to the Holocaust

    Jan 29, 2019

    Witnessing the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust had a profound effect on the military forces that liberated Nazi camps. Dr. Mark Celinscak will talk about the firsthand accounts of Allied military

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