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Help us reach our goal!

Like the stories we collect, the Museum of Durham History’s mission—and the partnership we have with you—is uniquely Durham. For the past 5 years, you have made it possible for the Museum to highlight stories that give Durham its character as a spirited and diverse community! This year, our Board of … Read More

THANK YOU Volunteers!

Did you know that the Museum of Durham History is primarily staffed by volunteers? It’s true, and we couldn’t do it without them! This group is made up of dedicated community members (even some from Raleigh and Chapel Hill!) who have a passion for serving the public and sharing Durham’s … Read More

Building Bridges Exhibit Event- WOW!

We are humbled by the success of our Building Bridges through Good Faith exhibit opening event! Thanks to the estimated 300 people in attendance for helping us celebrate the culminating event for this year long project. Between the amazing jazz performance courtesy of the NCCU Jazz Studies program and homemade carrot cake, bean soup, … Read More

Louis Austin: A Courageous Voice for Black Freedom

The following article, by Jerry Gershenhorn, Professor of History at NCCU first appeared in the monthly column in the News and Observer and also in the Triangle Downtowner. The column featured essays on Durham history by members of the MoDH’s History Advisory Committee. During the early- and mid-twentieth century, when white supremacists and Jim Crow … Read More

Board Retreat Brings Fresh Ideas

As the MoDH approaches it’s 5th anniversary this October (time flies!) its leadership is taking the opportunity to reflect and look toward the future. On a recent Saturday in late March, the MoDH board of directors held a daylong retreat to focus on its goals and mission. The MoDH wants to … Read More

History Advisory Committee Convened

In early March, the museum reconvened its History Advisory Committee in order to receive feedback on its upcoming exhibits, programming, and events. This group of local historians has assisted the museum in developing content, identifying resources, and thinking creatively about how to present material to our audiences. During this meeting, … Read More


On February 22, MoDH participated in a Twitter-based discussion about black Muslim life in America on Feb. 22. Led by Pen American (a free speech organization) and Sapelo Square (a group highlighting black Muslim heritage), this virtual roundtable allowed us to participate in a nation-wide discussion. #BlackMuslimLegacy townhall generated … Read More

Celebrate Black History Month 2018

Looking for ways to commemorate and reflect on the history and culture of the African American community? Check out one of these great events taking place around Durham throughout the month of February. Lecture – “History of the Civil Rights Movement” February 12, 2018 North Carolina Central … Read More

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