Meet our new board members!

The Museum of Durham History is delighted to announce the addition of three new members to our Board of Directors. Our board provides key leadership for the Museum in carrying out its mission of telling Durham’s stories. Our newest members have been serving the Durham community for years and … Read More

MoDH volunteers recognized for their service

In May, two of the Museum’s long-time volunteers were invited to attend a special luncheon hosted by the Triangle Volunteer Center. This gathering of Key Volunteers recognized the service of individuals in the community who are providing service to over 30 local organizations and their causes. We are so grateful … Read More

Help us reach our goal!

Like the stories we collect, the Museum of Durham History’s mission—and the partnership we have with you—is uniquely Durham. For the past 5 years, you have made it possible for the Museum to highlight stories that give Durham its character as a spirited and diverse community! This year, our Board of … Read More

THANK YOU Volunteers!

Did you know that the Museum of Durham History is primarily staffed by volunteers? It’s true, and we couldn’t do it without them! This group is made up of dedicated community members (even some from Raleigh and Chapel Hill!) who have a passion for serving the public and sharing Durham’s … Read More

Building Bridges Exhibit Event- WOW!

We are humbled by the success of our Building Bridges through Good Faith exhibit opening event! Thanks to the estimated 300 people in attendance for helping us celebrate the culminating event for this year long project. Between the amazing jazz performance courtesy of the NCCU Jazz Studies program and homemade carrot cake, bean soup, … Read More

Louis Austin: A Courageous Voice for Black Freedom

The following article, by Jerry Gershenhorn, Professor of History at NCCU first appeared in the monthly column in the News and Observer and also in the Triangle Downtowner. The column featured essays on Durham history by members of the MoDH’s History Advisory Committee. During the early- and mid-twentieth century, when white supremacists and Jim Crow … Read More

Board Retreat Brings Fresh Ideas

As the MoDH approaches it’s 5th anniversary this October (time flies!) its leadership is taking the opportunity to reflect and look toward the future. On a recent Saturday in late March, the MoDH board of directors held a daylong retreat to focus on its goals and mission. The MoDH wants to … Read More

History Advisory Committee Convened

In early March, the museum reconvened its History Advisory Committee in order to receive feedback on its upcoming exhibits, programming, and events. This group of local historians has assisted the museum in developing content, identifying resources, and thinking creatively about how to present material to our audiences. During this meeting, … Read More

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