Archive: Jun 2020

Thank You MoDH Board Members!

As the Museum of Durham History winds down another fiscal year, we want to take the time to recognize our board of directors for volunteering their service to govern our organization. We appreciate their passion about Durham and its history that they dedicate their time and expertise to share with… Read More

A message from MoDH

We believe history is the context that informs the present and guides the future. The Museum of Durham History plays a unique civic and cultural role as a resource for discovering our collective history and as a teller of Durham’s stories, especially those traditionally overlooked and unheard– whether comfortable or controversial. We’re proud of Durham’s resolve to protest peacefully… Read More

“Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project” Collection

As part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) initiative to provide work for millions of job seekers following the Great Depression, the Federal Writers’ Project produced hundreds of publications, including local histories and oral histories. One of the projects, Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States, was… Read More