Supporters of Durham 150: January IssuePosted on January 14, 2019
You may have heard the MoDH has been hard at work helping to lay the foundation for commemorating Durham’s 150th anniversary this year. We’d like you to be in the loop as we launch this campaign and lend your voice to the effort. Below is the latest correspondence via MoDH’s Patrick Mucklow and Discover Durham’s Shelly Green. We’re sending this as an overview of what we are proposing and to connect with folks who want to be active in the planning.Please feel free to reach out with questions or ideas!
Welcome to the Supporters of Durham 150 newsletter, designed to keep those interested in Durham’s sesquicentennial updated on all the planning activities surrounding the yearlong event.
In Case You Missed It
On Friday, December 7th, Durham 150 Co-Chairs Shelly Green and Mayor Steve Schewel introduced the five living past mayors of Durham and kicked off the Durham 150 project. Then, on Saturday, December 8th, the Durham 150 logo was unveiled as part of a float that featured four of Durham’s past mayors. Find photos of these events at the Durham 150 press conference album and the City of Durham holiday parade album.
The Opening Celebration Committee is planning a celebratory event to bring the community together and formally kick off the anniversary on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Save the date and stay tuned for more information.
Are You a Friend or Follower of Durham 150?
Visit the Durham 150 website. Additionally, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @DurhamNC150. Be sure to follow us on social media to learn more about Durham 150 endorsed events, how your event can be listed on the event calendar, and how you can submit for a grant to support your event or project.
Join Us at a Public Event to Learn More About Durham 150
We will be out in the community to spread the message about Durham 150 and to encourage involvement. Below are dates and locations where we’ll be providing information about the project and how to lend support.
- January 31
Stanford L Warren Branch Library
1201 Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27707
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Please RSVP to attend the above events by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in hosting an event or coordinating a project you or your organization will be doing in 2019 that aligns with one of the four Durham 150 themes (Art & Leisure, History & Education, Innovation & Entrepreneurship or Social Equity & Robust Democracy)? Visit www.durham150.org/submit-an-event to submit your event or project for endorsement by the Durham 150 project!
Call to Action
We want all Durham residents, friends, and supporters to stay up to date on Durham 150 celebrations and events. Please forward this e-mail to friends, neighbors, and co-workers who wish to receive updates on Durham 150. Better yet, send them this form.
Your involvement is needed to help plan and execute a dynamic, yearlong observance that includes everything from a community-wide family reunion and series of events to celebrations of our roots and all that lies ahead.
Visit www.durham150.org/donate-now to donate to help make the Durham150 vision a reality!
Shelly Green & Patrick Mucklow
Co-Chairs, Durham 150