Official exhibition arrives at Durham Museum

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Starting Saturday, March 5, you can explore the life of the world’s most iconic freedom fighter and political leader up close. ‘Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition’ opens at Durham Museum. It’s an interactive walk through history centered around a man who made it. “It’s going to start with talking about his roots, where he was born, how he was brought up, his family lineage,” said Jessica Brummer, spokeswoman for the Durham Museum. From the clothes he wore as a youth to the letters he wrote behind bars, and more than 150 artefacts from Nelson Mandela’s life will be on display at the Durham Museum from this weekend. “A lot of these artifacts, most of them have never been seen outside of South Africa,” Brummer said. Omaha is only the third location in the United States to host Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition. The pandemic put a damper on this traveling showcase, so Durham jumped at the chance to host it. This exhibition takes you through Mandela’s entire life, from his formative years to his darkest years, when he spent 27 years in a prison cell. One section is intentionally dark. This represents the 27 years he spent in prison, mostly on Robben Island. The more you walk through the exhibit, the more you feel drawn into the fight against apartheid in South Africa and racism around the world. You begin to see how Mandela’s peaceful resistance to injustice can transform society. It’s powerful, timely, and the message the museum hopes will impact visitors. “I hope they leave realizing that one person really can make a difference. I know it sounds corny, and we say it often, but this is the story of how one man really changed. the world,” Brummer said. .

Starting Saturday, March 5, you can explore the life of the world’s most iconic freedom fighter and political leader up close.

‘Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition’ opens at Durham Museum.

It’s an interactive walk through history centered around a man who made it.

“It’s going to start with talking about his roots, where he was born, how he was brought up, his family lineage,” said Jessica Brummer, spokeswoman for the Durham Museum.

From the clothes he wore as a youth to the letters he wrote behind bars, more than 150 artefacts from Nelson Mandela’s life will be on display at the Durham Museum from this weekend.

“A lot of these artifacts, most of them have never been seen outside of South Africa,” Brummer said.

Omaha is only the third location in the United States to host Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition. The pandemic put a damper on this traveling showcase, so Durham jumped at the chance to host it.

This exhibition takes you through Mandela’s entire life, from his formative years to his darkest years, when he spent 27 years in a prison cell.

One section is intentionally dark. It depicts the 27 years he spent in prison, mostly on Robben Island.

The more you walk through the exhibit, the more you feel drawn into the fight against apartheid in South Africa and racism around the world. You begin to see how Mandela’s peaceful resistance to injustice can transform society.

It’s powerful, timely, and the message the museum hopes will impact visitors.

“I hope they leave realizing that one person can really make a difference. I know it sounds corny, and we say it often, but this is the story of how one man really changed. the world,” Brummer said. .

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