Omaha's Durham Museum Set To Reopen After COVID Shutdown

Durham Museum employees test safety measures for reopening. (Photo courtesy of Durham Museum)
July 6, 2020 - 2:00pm

Omaha’s Durham Museum is set to reopen to members in less than two weeks after a four-month shutdown because of COVID-19 concerns.

The historic museum will reopen July 18 for members and then August 1 for everyone else. The museum will use a timed ticket system that will allow visitors to reserve a time for their visit online in advance. No tickets will be sold on-site at the ticket office.

"This building really has been open to the Omaha community since 1975. The only time it’s been closed is the period between when it was a train station and when it was a museum," Director of Communications Jessica Brummer said. "It’s a fixture in our community and in our state and we’re so excited to welcome people back. That’s what a museum is, it’s all about the people and the experience."

Visitors will be asked to wear masks when the museum reopens. The museum has been able to maintain its staff during the shutdown and qualified for a Payroll Protection Program grant. The Durham shut its doors on March 15.

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