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Durham Western Museum
Durham Western Heritage Museum is in the restored union train station in Omaha, Nebraska directly across from Council Bluffs, Iowa. It was unique as a train station because it was opened in 1931 and was done in an art deco style inside and out.
The peak years of use of the station were between 1942 and 1945 when 10,000 passengers went through the building a year. By the 1960s, passenger service was down to one train a day. The final passenger train went through on April 30, 1971 and at that point Union Pacific wanted to tear the station down, but a groundswell of local support saved the building and turned it into a museum.
Statue in Main Hall of Durham Western Museum
The main floor is restored as closely as possible to the original design and layout and still be functional as a museum. Of special interest…
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