Category: History

Geer Street Garden Recap

On Wednesday, August 10th, the MoDH hosted the 3rd installment of the 2022 Dining Series at Geer Street Garden. Guests enjoyed family-style BBQ, mac-and-cheese, green beans, mashed potatoes, fried okra, and other delectable southern dishes. After a fantastic meal, we heard a captivating talk by author Andre… Read More

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

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

A New Friend in the Story Room

The Museum of Durham History just installed a great new piece of technology that is intended for the recording of oral histories up to 30 minutes long! Similar to our Video Story Kiosk, the purpose of this audio-dedicated device is to document the experiences of all Durhamites and visitors who… Read More

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