Category: Story Room

Local Students Honor Durham’s Civil Rights Movement

In November, 11th- and 12th-grade students from Voyager Academy visited the museum to record oral history projects in our Story Room. The students conducted interviews with Durhamites and their experiences during the Civil Rights era. These intriguing interviews provide a diverse range of perspectives! MoDH volunteer and Duke U. student Shauna… Read More

Sept. 16 opening! Finding Each Other in History: Stories from LGBTQ+ Durham

The MoDH celebrates the unveiling of a new exhibit on Friday, September 16, 6pm to 8pm, at the Hub, 500 West Main Street downtown. Finding Each Other in History: Stories from LGBTQ+ Durham features personal narratives that illustrate how LGBTQ people in Durham have a long, but often invisible, history of overcoming adversity to… Read More

Story Squad Takes Shape

The newest member of the Museum team is oral historian and writer Nora Weatherby. Nora is heading up the newly formed Story Squad and leading the McMannen Project, which celebrates Durham’s entrepreneurial spirit by connecting established business leaders and young business innovators. Nora studied writing, documentary methods and oral history… Read More

Bobby Ross’ Durham Story

Susan Cranford Ross’ interview with her father-in-law Bobby Ross is featured in the MoDH 2014 Holiday card. You can read their story below.  This is Susan Ross and I’m here with Bobby Ross; we’re going to talk about his memories of the tobacco business… Tell me how the sales went. Read More

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