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April 2020

Vintage Postcards from Durham Facebook Live web series – ONLINE

April 9 @ 12:00 am

The Museum of Durham History and Preservation Durham are partnering to continue storytelling events during social distancing due to the spread of the coronavirus. On April 2, 9, and 16, at Noon,“street historian” John Schelp will be the guest presenter for a series of Facebook Live virtual presentations. Schelp regularly hosts events that inform residents about Durham’s stories, which were postponed by the pandemic. To resume Schelp’s popular lectures and neighborhood walk schedule, two local non-profit, history organizations will offer…

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Vintage Postcards from Durham Facebook Live web series – ONLINE

April 16 @ 12:00 am

The Museum of Durham History and Preservation Durham are partnering to continue storytelling events during social distancing due to the spread of the coronavirus. On April 2, 9, and 16, at Noon,“street historian” John Schelp will be the guest presenter for a series of Facebook Live virtual presentations. Schelp regularly hosts events that inform residents about Durham’s stories, which were postponed by the pandemic. To resume Schelp’s popular lectures and neighborhood walk schedule, two local non-profit, history organizations will offer…

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Durham Golden Leaf Awards

April 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Chesterfield, 701 W. Main Street
Durham, 27701
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The Golden Leaf Awards recognize properties that provide attributes to Durham’s built environment, buildings, and landscapes. Awards will be given to homeowners, developers, designers, neighborhood groups, and civic organizations in the following categories: Neighborhood Garden & Landscape, Hearth & Home, Adaptive Reuse, Small Development, Large Development, Keep Durham Beautiful, and People’s Choice. Note, the event is free and open to the public, and Durham residents are encouraged to attend.

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May 2020

Dr. Aaron McDuffie Moore Book Launch Celebration

May 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Tower at Mutual Plaza, 411 W. Chapel Hill St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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$100

Board members and friends of the historic Durham Colored Library, Inc., invite you to join us as we celebrate the release of the first definitive biography of our founder, Dr. Aaron McDuffie Moore, published by the University of North Carolina Press. Not only was Dr. Moore Durham's first African American Physician, he was also an extraordinary educational advocate, and entrepreneur. His close collaboration with other notable Black leaders like John Merrick and C.C. Spaulding imagined, sustained and built the foundation…

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June 2020

People + Place Speaker Series: Postcards From Durham (rescheduled)

June 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Chesterfield, 701 W. Main Street
Durham, 27701
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Free

Preservation Durham's People + Place Speaker Series connects the people of Durham with the importance of our historic, architectural and cultural places. Meet us at 701 W. Main St. Rm# 2901 in the Chesterfield Building. From the collection of street historian John Schelp. To know Durham history is to know ‘the ridge.’ Main Street and the railroad tracks follow an east-west ridge. Durham’s cotton mills, tobacco factories, colleges, hospitals, City Hall, County Courthouse and earliest shopping districts are all located…

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