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.
The exhibit features artifacts, photographs and oral histories to highlight some of the extraordinary achievements and challenges of African Americans during World War II, both overseas and at home.
The Durham Museum is partnering with the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s History Department and Service Learning Academy to produce an immersive, interdisciplinary experience focused on Nebraska
Dr. Krewasky Salter, (Guest) Associate Curator at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, will use the exhibition, Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in
Visitors will begin at The Durham Museum with a special tour of the exhibition, Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII, then travel to The Great Plains Black History
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.