National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum: Exploring Life in the American West

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum: Exploring Life in the American West

Life in the American West conjures up images of cowboys and homesteaders, cattle drives and rodeos. The Western way of life was romanticized and popularized in early 20thcentury books by Zane Grey and later in cinema movies. Today the story of the American West is told in Oklahoma City’s National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum through world-class art galleries and exhibits. Read more

Exploring the Durham Museum in Omaha’s Old Union Station

Exploring the Durham Museum in Omaha’s Old Union Station

Omaha’s Union Station, the first art-deco style train terminal in the country, was completed in 1931. After Amtrak took over all passenger rail service in 1971, the train station closed. It was almost demolished but was donated to the City of Omaha instead. Today the building is home to the Durham Museum with permanent exhibits that highlight Omaha area history, as well as temporary, traveling exhibits from sources like the Smithsonian. Read more