Photos by Kent Sievers and Omaha World-Herald
Excerpt from the “Omaha: We Don’t Coast” magazine: omaha.com/chamber
Located in the beautiful art deco Union Station, The Durham Museum is an Omaha treasure. Union Station itself is the museum’s largest artifact. In its hay day, it was one of the busiest stations in the nation. It had every amenity a passenger could ask for: 24-hour restaurant, news and magazine stand, barbershop, taxi stand, telegraph office and hospital. On May 2, 1971, the final passenger train took off and the station closed its doors, ending an Era.
The Durham Museum is filled with restored train cars, numerous artifacts and displays and traveling educational exhibits associated with the Smithsonian. Make a stop at The Soda Fountain and enjoy sundaes, ice cream sodas, malts, and other favorites. The museum is an opportunity to take a step back in time and discover Omaha’s rich and vibrant history.