Archive: 2013

Join the Hub!

Your support of the Museum of Durham History is an investment in our community.  In many ways, Durham itself is our museum, with the Durham History Hub designed as the perfect starting point for exploring our community’s diverse heritage.  Become a key part of making Durham’s stories … Read More

Durham Manifesto

The following article by Dr. Ray Gavins of Duke University first appeared in the monthly column in the News and Observer and also in the Triangle Downtowner. The column features essays on Durham history by members of the MoDH’s History Advisory Committee. Following the Southern Conference on … Read More

A Queen is Buried

The following article by historian and filmmaker Dr. Walter E. Campbell appeared in the monthly column in the News and Observer and also in the Triangle Downtowner. The column features essays on Durham history by members of the MoDH’s History Advisory Committee.  Among the graves in Durham’s Maplewood Cemetery is that of Meliva … Read More

Thanks for making our opening truly Grand!

Around here we’re feeling pretty grateful to the Durham community for making our Grand Opening an amazing celebration of Durham. More than 1,000 people attended, and many of them participated in the day’s activities. A huge thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, performers, entertainers, and parade participants. We made … Read More

Grand Opening Line-up

Wondering who’s in the Grand Opening History Parade? Curious about afternoon attractions? Here’s a sample of what to expect. Everyone loves a parade! Among those coming down Main Street in the 10am parade will be the Bull City Brawlers Roller Derby Team, costumed bagpipers, Durham’s own Tobacco Queen, and Civil … Read More

Passing the Torch

The Museum of Durham History is partnering with other individuals and organizations to reflect on the 50 year anniversary of the North Carolina Fund. We hope you’ll save the following dates: NOVEMBER 10-16, 2013 in Durham, NC Sunday, November 10 from 3-5 p.m. at Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville … Read More

History of Jewish Life in Durham

The following article by Karin Shapiro, Associate Professor of the Practice, African and African American Studies, Duke University first appeared in the monthly column in the News and Observer and also in the Triangle Downtowner. The column features essays on Durham history by members of the MoDH’s History Advisory … Read More

Exhibits at the History Hub

Wondering what will be in the History Hub when it opens October 12, 2013? Wonder no more! Look Beyond the Windows: We believe that some of the best learning opportunities are things that people see everyday in downtown Durham. This exhibit looks out the … Read More

Call for Artsy Volunteers!

The October 12th Grand Opening of the Durham History Hub, first home of the Museum of Durham History, will kick off with a History Parade through downtown Durham. We anticipate beginning the parade at 10am on East Main Street near Golden Belt. The parade will proceed down Main Street, past … Read More

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