Archive: Jun 2021

Documentary Screen Re-cap

The rain didn’t stop us from having fun Friday, June 25th when we hosted a screening of The Rise and Fall of Liberty at Durham Central Park! Thanks to the more than 60 folks who set up their chairs and ate popcorn under the Farmer’s Market Pavilion, as well as… Read More

Royal Ice Cream Sit-In Commemoration

We had such a wonderful evening honoring the legacy of the Royal Ice Cream seven who bravely challenged segregation through the 1957 sit-in. We are so grateful to have had sit-in participants Mary Clyburn Hooks and Virginia Williams share their stories as well as to hear from Floyd McKissick, Jr. Read More

Thanks for your help making our mural!

Thank you to the dozens of kids and their parents who stopped by the MoDH on June 5th to help us craft our mural inspired by the Central Park neighborhood! Our amazing artists used some interesting recycled materials (including keyboard parts, burlap, magazines, and much more) to show their creativity… Read More

Royal Ice Cream sign commemoration

The 1960 Greensboro sit-ins helped begin a national civil rights movement, but were not the first in North Carolina. A Durham protest in 1957 led to a court case testing the legality of segregation, cementing its place in history. The Royal Ice Cream Company may be gone, but… Read More

Faces of Durham: André Leon Talley

Faces of Durham features a selection of familiar and lesser-known faces from the Bull City’s past and present. The exhibit highlights a broad range of contributions including industry and commerce, medicine, and human relations while mapping Durham’s development from a railway stop… Read More

A Summer of Events at MoDH!

The Museum of Durham History, with lead support from the Durham Merchants Association Charitable Foundation, is excited to announce a full summer of educational programming as we begin to return to return to in-person events. We are excited to partner with other organizations from the Central Park Neighborhood as we… Read More