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Omaha, NE - Beautiful architecture blends with memories of a time gone by at The Durham Museum. Making its home in one of Omaha's most unique treasures, Union Station, The Durham Museum offers a fascinating look at the history of the region and offers a broad-range of traveling exhibits covering subjects ranging from history and culture, to science, industry and more through our affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution and strong ties with the Library of Congress, National Archives and the Field Museum.

Union Station opened its doors to the public on January 15, 1931, as one of the finest of Art Deco architecture in the United States. This magnificent facility served millions of rail travelers and was well-known for its “modern” amenities and lavish style.

Today, Union Station serves as the home of The Durham Museum, and its grandeur has not diminished with time. In fact, this building shines brighter than ever and continues to welcome visitors from around the globe.

The Trish & Dick Davidson Gallery has a variety of transportation and commerce exhibits. From railcars to retail, these exhibits offer opportunities for all ages to explore, discover and remember. Artifacts make history real by telling stories and reflecting changes. Stroll through the following train cars and see the elegance of train travel of days gone by. Union Pacific 1243 Steam Locomotive (c1890) Union Pacific 25559 Caboose (1962) Union Pacific 1202 Pullman National Command Sleeper (1956) Southern Pacific 2986 Lounge Car (1949) Pullman Cornhusker Car (1924)


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