The Durham Museum recently announced an addition to Omaha’s home to history, The Howard Hamilton Research Archive, which was donated in early 2012. The Durham curatorial team has sorted and filed thousands of clippings collected by Howard Hamilton, retired Metropolitan Community College history professor, facilitator of graveyard tours lead every Halloween, and the author of Believe It Omaha (Or Not!). Mr. Hamilton donated his entire research archive of Omaha’s landmarks, prominent citizens, and historic buildings to The Durham. The collection is housed in the museum’s photo archive, which already contained over 800,000 images. The Howard Hamilton Research Archive and the Photo Archive are open to the public from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and the first Saturday of every month, as well as by appointment. All the archive records and images are available for reproduction.
The Durham Museum, making its home in Omaha’s beautiful art deco Union Station, is home to permanent exhibits that preserve Omaha’s vibrant history, traveling exhibits covering subjects ranging from history and culture, to science and industry, and many entertaining, educational, family-oriented activities. Admission is $9 for adults; $7 for seniors; $6 for children 3-12; and free for members and children age 2 and under. For information about The Durham Museum, please visit the museum’s website at www.DurhamMuseum.org.