Omaha Public Radio News
12:28 pm
Mon December 27, 2010

National Archive Exhibit Opened at Durham Museum

Omaha, NE – School House to White House: The Education of the Presidents opened at the Durham Museum yesterday.

Shawna Forsberg, Marketing Director, says the exhibit contains more than 150 artifacts drawn from the National Archives Presidential Libraries. Highlights include a look at report cards for Harry S. Truman, Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter. She says the exhibit will also explain what the presidents really thought of their teachers as they were growing up. Forsberg says the exhibit has a multi-generational appeal, "We love exhibits like this because you can have a grandparent walking through with a child, sharing their insights and memories with the kids." She says other highlights include a middle school report by Harry S. Truman about "Courage" and Richard Nixon's 8th grade autobiography.

School House to White House runs through March 27th at the Durham Museum. For details on related programming, the website is durhammuseum.org.