Tenth Anniversary Event at the Rickhouse

The Museum of Durham History is inviting you to help celebrate its first 10 years in Bull City and to toast to the future of Durham. Join us on Wednesday, October 25 from 5:30PM – 8:30PM EDT at the Rickhouse (609 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701). This is a chance for our exhibit collaborators, community supporters, board and staff (past & present), and programming partners to come together and celebrate what has been accomplished over the last decade, and learn what’s next for the MoDH!

Enjoy small bites courtesy of Southern Harvest, chocolate from Paige Patisserie, and beverages provided by Ponysaurus, Fullsteam, and Melanated Wine.

Look back at exhibits re-imagined by Absolute AV and Catherine Pipkin Design in a multimedia retrospective, to the soundtrack of a live jazz combo. You will also have the opportunity to silently bid on a Kreativityyy work of art, which will be painted during the event.

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Guest speakers include:

William V. “Bill” Bell, Former Mayor of Durham

William V. Bell is an American politician and engineer who served as the mayor of Durham, North Carolina for over four decades. Formerly a senior engineer for IBM, Bell was first elected to the Durham County Board of Commissioners in 1972, where he served until 1994, and again from 1996 to 2000. He was the chairman of the Durham County Commissioners from 1982 to 1994. Bell was first elected mayor of Durham in 2001 and was subsequently re-elected seven more times.

Katie Spencer Wright, Founding Executive Director of MoDH

Katie was the founding Executive Director of the Museum of Durham History. She spent several years consulting for museums and historic sites. The common thread running through all of her work is a passion for uplifting and honoring community voices. Katie’s past work has taken her across several sectors including education, social science research, museums and public history.

For any guests that may have questions, please email: info@rickhousedurham.com

Guest list:

  • Angela Lee
  • Bill Bell
  • Brand Fortner
  • Cara Rousseau
  • Carl McLaurin
  • Carlton Wilson
  • Condict Semans
  • Cora Darrah
  • Gina Rozier
  • Grace and Robert Sweeney
  • Jane and George Goodridge
  • Katie Spencer Wright
  • Kyesha Jennings
  • Lauren Panny
  • Lee Ann and Larry Tilley
  • Lew Myers
  • LisaCaitlin Perri
  • Mitch Tuchman
  • Nicole Thompson
  • Rodrigo Dorfman
  • Sauda Zahra
  • Shana Adams
  • Shannon Trapp
  • Tiffney Marley
  • Tony Reevy and Caroline Weaver
  • Wendy Jacobs