Did you ever think that one city could have SO much history? Well, Omaha has a history that’s filled with so many stories, it got it’s own museum all about it!
The Durham Museum is located in, of course, Omaha, and has fascinating permanent exhibits on the city’s amazing history, AND other rotating exhibits which showcase some of the amazing cultures we have had on our planet!
But first…it’s all about Omaha! Did you know that before this area became dotted with houses that you know today, it was actually a rolling prairie that was inhabited by the Omaha Indian tribe. Kids can step back into the lives of this tribe and actually experience what life would have been like in a rawhide teepee, and sitting by the fire at a replica earth lodge.
Then, from the mid 1880s to 1915, most sections of Omaha saw “Worker’s Cottages” constructed as housing. You can see one of these cottages in the museum!
Did you think that when Lewis and Clark passes the area on their trip right up that grand Missouri River, that 200 years later there would be a city that stretched for miles and miles? Well, it only stretched because of the amazing people that lived there (and still do!)
The Omaha at Work Gallery lets kids see all the achievements of the local business people that helped shape the city!
Of course, that’s not all of the permanent exhibitions, but we’re excited to tell you about the rotating ones! Not only are there exhibits on topics like medicine in Omaha, and Union Station, but there are exhibits on the amazing Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt!
So why not have a information packed family day out looking at what happened…right where you’re standing!