Finding Each Other in History: Stories from LGBTQ+ Durham

Finding Each Other in History: Stories from LGBTQ+ Durham is a new exhibit opening at the Museum of Durham History on September 16, 2016. This citizen-curated Our Bull City exhibit features personal narratives that show how LGBTQ folks in Durham have a long, but often invisible, history of overcoming adversity to form community. 

This exhibit includes stories gathered about the LGBTQ+ community in Durham through the efforts of community members (including curator Luke Hirst) and the North Carolina Collection at the Durham County Library (DCL).

Visitors to the exhibit will also have the opportunity to share their own experiences in the museum’s Story Room, an oral history recording booth available during open hours or by appointment. An opening reception on the evening of Friday, September 16 will include food, drinks, mingling, and live music under the gazebo, and will tie into the downtown Durham Third Friday gallery crawl. The exhibit will be on display at the MoDH through early January 2017.

This exhibit is made possible through in-kind and financial support from a growing list of people and businesses. Contact Katie Spencer to learn how to support, or give online at with “LGBTQ exhibit” in the notes, or by mail to the Museum of Durham History, PO Box 362, Durham NC with “LGBTQ exhibit” in the memo.

photo: NC Collection- Durham County Library
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