Early Omaha (Free Program)

by  The Durham Museum

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Ever wonder how Omaha got its roots? Learn
about William D. Brown, Native American life and the struggles families faced
in the early years of the city. Explore what it took for families like the
Creighton’s and Dodge’s to establish the city’s first fire department, police unit
and a public-school system.

A special thank you to our generous sponsors:  The Lincoln Financial Foundation, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Humanities Nebraska, and Carol Gendler. 

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About This Program


Multipoint: $0.00
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30 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Microsoft Teams

Booking Information

Programs must be requested no later than 4PM CST the Friday prior to your requested date. Classes are available Mondays between 12PM CST and 4PM CST and Tuesdays-Fridays between 8:30AM CST and 4PM CST. Please check that your account is in the correct time zone before booking.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please notify us with-in 48 hours if it is necessary to cancel a session. We understand that cancelations my occur (ie due to weather) and will reschedule

About This Provider

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The Durham Museum

Omaha, NE
United States

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.

Education Department

Program Details


1) Program opens with a basic explanation and introduction of the topic
2) We will begin interactive discussion on the beginnings and founding of the city of Omaha..
3) Time is set aside for questions at the closing (as well as throughout the presentation)


After attending The Durham Museum’s Early Omaha Class, students will:
1- Identify key events in Omaha history.
2- Identify key people in Omaha history.

Standards Alignment

State Standards

K.4.1.a Identify concepts of time and chronology
K.4.2.a Compare perspectives of self and others.
K.4.3.c Differentiate between stories from the present and the past.

First Grade
1.4.1.b Compare and contrast family life from earlier times and today.
1.4.3.c Describe how oral traditions, books, letters, and other artifacts help us to understand the past.

Second Grade
2.4.1.b Compare and contrast how different neighborhoods have changed over time.
2.4.3.a Describe historical people, events, ideas, and symbols (including various cultures and ethnic groups) that impacted a neighborhood.

Third Grade
3.4.1.a Describe community events over time using maps and other artifacts.
3.4.1.b Compare and contrast how different communities have changed over time.
3.4.2.a Describe the role of diverse groups of people, events, and ideas in the development of a community.
3.4.3.a Determine factual information about community historical events through use of a variety of sources such as artifacts, pictures, and documents.

Fourth Grade
4.4.1.a Analyze the chronology of key state and/or regional events and communicate their impact on the past, present, and future.

Fifth Grade
5.4.1.a Examine the chronology of key events in the United States and communicate their impact on various groups in the past, present, and future.