Nebraskans that will be in Omaha on Saturday should plan on making a stop at the Durham Museum at 10th and Leavenworth on Saturday. They are opening a new exhibit, “Omaha Police: Answering the Call Since 1857”. Director of Marketing and Public Relations Jessica Brummer says they are teaming with the department who pulled items out of their archive.
Brummer says, “The artifacts in the show date all the back to the mid-1800’s. There are some early police weapons. There is a lot of contraband that has been kept over the years to show how normal everyday items can become unsafe. There is a lot of photographs and uniforms.” Brummer says the display includes a wooden billy club from about 1850 and an old constable-style police helmet.
Also on Saturday they will be hosting a “Hanging with Heroes” event from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Visitors will be able to meet uniformed officers, explore the police helicopter, see a police motorcycle, a SWAT truck, bomb squad unit and the mounted patrol horses. Admission Saturday is at no charge.
The special exhibit runs through September 24th.