The Durham Museum, making its home in Omaha's beautiful art deco Union Station, 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.
Join Eric Ewing, Executive Director of the Great Plains Black History Museum, for a look at how the "Tuskegee Airmen," an all African American group of pilots who served their country and how their
In honor of the 120th anniversary of Omaha’s Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, Dr. Emily Godbey will examine one of the more racy topics related to the event: the prevalence and
Dr. Camilla Townsend captures how similar 17th century Native Americans were—in the way they saw, understood and struggled to control their world—using Pocahontas’s life as a road map to Native
2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the only remaining African American newspaper in Omaha: the Omaha Star. Dr. Amy Forss will examine the impact of the black press through the
Bring your kids to the museum for story time featuring Dr. Amy Forss’s book Newspapers & Butter Pecan Ice Cream: Mrs. Mildred Brown and the Omaha Star. Butter pecan ice cream will even be served!
Take a trip to the early 1900s in the area south of Dodge Street in mid-town Omaha. See the beauty of traditional architecture, such as the Blackstone Hotel and the Storz Mansion, and hear the stories
From Omaha's first theater, to the Orpheum, to our modern-day cinemas over 150 years later, the people of Omaha have enjoyed the value of entertainment. Escape to Omaha’s theater past with us as we
Explore the neighborhoods north of Dodge Street in mid-town Omaha while learning about the Mercer Mansion, Joslyn Castle and the Louis Nash residence. The tour will drive on the first curved street in
The information presented on this tour is based off of the 1931 federal indictment brought against some of Omaha’s largest bootleggers, including Tom Dennison, the "kingpin" of Omaha's crime scene
Take a trip to the early 1900s in the area south of Dodge Street in mid-town Omaha. Visitors will see the beauty of traditional architecture, such as the Blackstone Hotel and the Storz Mansion, and