CANCELLED: “Growing Together: Voices of Durham’s Central Park Neighborhood” Exhibit Opening
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Museum will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions on upcoming events. Stay tuned for more information.
Join us for the opening reception of our “Growing Together: Voices of Durham’s Central Park Neighborhood” exhibit on Friday May 15th from 6-8PM. More event info TBA.
Today, the area referred to as the “Central Park Neighborhood” and the “Innovation District” boasts a thriving retail and nightlife scene as well as luxury residential buildings and renowned corporations. Over the last 150 years, the neighborhood has been a historical microcosm of Durham’s rise and fall with tobacco and its modernization with industry and innovation. This exhibit will explore the change of the Central Park neighborhood’s landscape from rural farm land to reclaimed community space. The stories of long-time family business owners, newcomers, and community leaders will highlight how these changes affected the tight-knit neighborhood throughout the 20th century and how they worked together to control how spaces have been revitalized and beneficial to residents.