Grand Opening Line-upPosted on October 3, 2013
Wondering who’s in the Grand Opening History Parade? Curious about afternoon attractions? Here’s a sample of what to expect.
Everyone loves a parade!
Among those coming down Main Street in the 10am parade will be the Bull City Brawlers Roller Derby Team, costumed bagpipers, Durham’s own Tobacco Queen, and Civil War re-enactors. Rolling along with floats from Hayti Heritage Center, NC Pride Parade and Festival and Sam’s Quik Shop will be antique cars, a “biker bar” and Organic Transport vehicles – all to the beat of the Hillside Hornets Marching Band. Traveling from the Old Courthouse on East Main Street to the History Hub, this parade promises to be a group as eclectic as Durham itself.
Bennett Place Historic Site: Bennett Place Color Guard
Biker Bar NC: Stanley Steamer
Bouncing Bulldogs Jump Rope Team
Bull City Brawlers Women’s Roller Derby Team
Duke Homestead Historic Site: 2013 Tobacco Queen
Durham County Library North Carolina Collection
Hayti Heritage Center
Hillside High School Marching Hornets
Johnson-Lexus of Durham
Museum of Durham History
NC Pride Parade and Festival: Proud as a Peacock
NC State Pipes and Drums
Organic Transit: Environmental Prosperity
Lawrence and Artelia Perry Scholarship Fund
Local Owners of Vintage Vehicles
Sam’s Quik Shop
The Scrap Exchange
And everyone loves a fun afternoon!
Between Noon and 5pm, emcee Jatovi McDuffie will introduce a musical potpourri including The Famous Jordanaires, NCSSM Jazz Ensemble, Blue Star Travelers, Kamara Thomas, TROSA Band, Heart of Carolina Chorus, Immaculata Catholic School Liturgical Choir, Durham Ukulele Orchestra and Durham Academy’s In the Pocket. A Bare Theatre acting duo and storytellers Dorothy N. Clark and Beverly Fields Burnett will keep you and your family spellbound with their words. Mr. Rainbow the Clown will make you laugh without a word at all. And the Bellan Contemporary Dance Theatre and the Bouncing Bulldogs may teach us some new moves. Wander the grounds and let cartoonist VC Rogers draw your caricature for a small Museum donation, and requested donations will be lower for subjects in historical costume. Get creative with the Durham Comics Project, learn from artisan demos of yesteryear skills, drop by the authors’ table for a signed book on local history, or pose as part of a historic photograph. And have we mentioned the raffles? Everyone who visits the History Hub exhibits will get a free ticket to enter one of four raffles with fabulous prizes, with extra tickets available for just $1.
Bring your lawn chair because we’re SURE you’ll want to stay for hours! Food trucks CJs Street Food, Joe’s Diner, The Parlor, and a Coca-Cola truck will be on site.
Full lineup is below:
|11:30am-11:45am||Ribbon Cutting||Gazebo Stage|
|11:30am-5:00pm||Jatovi McDuffie, Emcee||On the Grounds|
|11:45am-12:05am||The Famous Jordanairs||Morgan Street Stage|
|12:00pm-5:00pm||Bellan Contemporary Dance Theatre||On the Grounds|
|12:00pm-5:00pm||Durham Comics Project||On the Grounds|
|12:00pm-5:00pm||Photograph Opportunity: Historic Durham||On the Grounds|
|12:25pm-12:45pm||Blue Star Travelers||Morgan Street Stage|
|12:45pm-1:05pm||Dorothy N. Clark: Professional Storyteller||Gazebo Stage|
|12:45pm-1:15pm||Make an Old Fashioned Rag Doll: Hosted by Jennifer Farley of Duke Homestead||On the Grounds|
|1:00pm-3:00pm||V. C. Rogers, Caricaturist||On the Grounds|
|1:10pm-1:30pm||Immaculata Catholic School Liturgical Choir||Morgan Street Stage|
|1:30pm-1:50pm||The Heart of Carolina Chorus||Gazebo Stage|
|1:50pm-2:10pm||Durham Ukulele Orchestra||Morgan Street Stage|
|2:00pm-2:30pm||Learn to Churn Butter: Hosted by Jennifer Farley of Duke Homestead||On the Grounds|
|2:10pm-2:30pm||Mr. Rainbow the Clown||Gazebo Stage|
|2:30pm-2:50pm||NCSSM Jazz Ensemble||Morgan Street Stage|
|3:00pm-3:20pm||The Bouncing Bulldogs||In front of Morgan Street Stage|
|3:00pm-3:20pm||Kamara Thomas||Gazebo Stage|
|3:00pm-4:00pm||Book Signing: Starter Durham History Book Collection||On the Grounds|
|3:25pm-3:45pm||TROSA Band||Morgan Street Stage|
|4:00pm-4:20pm||Bare Theatre||Gazebo Stage|
|4:15pm-5:00pm||Durham Academy’s In The Pocket||Big Stage|
|4:40pm-5:00pm||Beverly Fields Burnette: Professional Storyteller||Gazebo Stage|