Archive: 2022

Oral History Mash-Up

As an introduction to the oral histories that have recently been uploaded to our YouTube channel, the Museum of Durham History produced a video that combines highlights from those oral histories into common themes and topics. Great work by Marc Maximov for weaving these… Read More

A Great Night Out at COPA!

Last night, Tuesday July 19th, the Museum was hosted by COPA for our second installment in the 2022 Dining Series! The historical presentation from Bar Director Elizabeth Turnbull and the cuisine prepared by Chef Roberto Copa Matos were equally amazing, and we are truly… Read More

With Your Help, We Hit Our Goal!

During our Fiscal Year End Campaign this spring, we asked you, our supporters and friends, to meet a fundraising challenge goal of $25,000. We have been hard at work recording your generosity from the last days of our fiscal year and are very proud to announce… Read More

MoDH welcomes Michelle Needham!

New Director of Education Programs and Exhibits to boost student engagement Michelle Needham will become the Director of Education Programs and Exhibits with the Museum of Durham History in July. The Museum board created the new full-time position to support its goals of expanding educational outreach… Read More

Local Protest in Dining Establishments

Although mid-20th century cuisine across Durham consisted of many of the same southern dishes, the experiences of Black and White diners differed greatly in the Jim Crow south. While most White-owned restaurants refused to seat African Americans, Black-owned restaurants opened to provide safe and comfortable dining for local Blacks and… Read More

Latino Influence on Durham Dining

In the mid-1990s, Durham’s Latino population was about 2,000 people; today nearly 40,000 Durham residents are Latino. That growth has changed Durham economically, culturally, and socially. There are dozens of Hispanic restaurants, groceries, bakeries, and food trucks serving diverse Durham customers. Latinos in Durham come from many places in Central… Read More

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