Durham Beginnings BEGINS!


Gather at the Hub this Sunday, April 12, at 3pm to immerse yourself in sounds and stories from Durham’s surprising Reconstruction years.  Music Under the Gazebo: Music and Lore of the Civil War, will feature live music from the Civil War era, a dramatic reading about the Bennett Place surrender, Civil War re-enactors, and a talk on the “Cultivated Music” found in middle-class parlors of the time. Come hungry and grab a burrito from Bandidos Food Truck. See Events for details of this free afternoon, co-sponsored by the Durham County Library’s North Carolina Collection.

EBennett Duke, circa 1860 (Heather Brackeen-Bennett Place State Historic Site)

While you’re there, take in the Hub’s newest, main gallery exhibit, Durham Beginnings|1865-1885, featuring five dramatic but little-known personal stories evoking the spirit of those formative years. Presenting sponsors for the exhibit are: Liggett Vector Brands, the Rotary Club of Durham, , and Robert D. Teer, Jr. Click here for a full list of sponsors.

To get into the historical swing, take the online quiz developed by the Museum in partnership with the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau. For information about events a little later this spring at Bennett Place, Duke Homestead and Stagville, see www.civilwardurham.com.

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