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August 2020

TURNING POINTS IN DURHAM HISTORY – Online

August 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 11, 2020

Museum of Durham History, 500 W. Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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The Durham County Library and Museum of Durham History present a four-part live web series that captures today’s issues, framed in the context of Durham’s history in 50-year increments. The four parts will look at: 1. 1868—1917; 2. 1918—1967; 3. 1968—2019; 4. 2020. Panelists will include local historians and experts on Durham history, hosted by Jim Wise. Viewers may submit questions during the live presentation. Join us by registering at durhamcountylibrary.org or by watching via MoDH’s Facebook Live.   Part…

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October 2020

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Halloween Maplewood Cemetery Tour

October 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on October 11, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on October 17, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on October 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

Durham, NC 27701 United States + Google Map
Free – $15.06

Beat cabin fever and celebrate Halloween! Take an Historic Maplewood Cemetery Tour.  Celebrate Durham history and Halloween with a guided tour of Durham’s famous Old Maplewood Cemetery. Preservation Durham tour guides will take small groups around the cemetery pausing here and there to tell stories of triumph and tragedy, joy and sorrow, wealth and poverty, lives long and short. Because it is Halloween, we will spice the tours up with tales of death from war, disease, murder, and dreadful accidents.…

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January 2021

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Equal Rights Amendment Documentary Screening and Q&A

January 28 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Museum of Durham History, 500 W. Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Free

The Equal Rights Amendment, ensuring the legal equality of women, was never ratified at the state level in North Carolina. The current ERA- NC Alliance has been an active force in pushing for policy change since the 1980s, but there is still a long way to go toward ensuring equal rights for marginalized genders within North Carolina’s legislation. On January 28th, the Museum of Durham History will be partnering with the ERA – NC Alliance to host a virtual screening…

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February 2021

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Book Talk: Aaron McDuffie Moore – Founder of Durham’s Black Wall Street

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Museum of Durham History, 500 W. Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Free

Join us for a discussion about the life of Aaron McDuffie Moore, founder of Durham's Black Wall Street. The author, Blake Hill-Saya and C. Eileen Watts Welch, President of Durham Colored Library who commissioned the biography. Hill-Saya & Welch are descendants of Moore. They will talk about the book and insights on the life and leadership of Aaron McDuffie Moore a man whose community dedication went beyond mere profit and was a visionary ahead of his time with a strong…

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March 2021

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Richard Rothstein Lecture

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Legal Aid of NC, 201 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Free

In 2021 Legal Aid of North Carolina and the Durham Eviction Diversion Program will host a speaker series with prominent and acclaimed authors on housing and the law. To launch this series, Richard Rothstein will present research drawn from his book The Color of Law (2017). Richard Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a Fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. He lives in California, where he is a Fellow…

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April 2021

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Opening Weekend “From Tobacco Market to Innovation Hub: Durham’s Central Park Neighborhood”

April 16 @ 10:00 am - April 17 @ 5:00 pm

To celebrate our re-opening, the Museum of Durham History (500 W. Main St.) invites you to join us on April 16th and 17th from 10:00AM-5:00PM for the opening of our newest exhibit "From Tobacco Market to Innovation Hub: Durham’s Central Park Neighborhood." 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…

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Civil Rights History: Downtown Durham Walking Tour

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until November 21, 2021

Free

Preservation Durham's downtown Civil Rights and Black Wall Street history walking tour is held on the 3rd Saturdays of the month from April to November.

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Architecture & Urban Landscapes: Downtown Durham Walking Tour

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 28, 2021

Free

Explore Downtown Durham's architecture and learn how it has transformed itself from an industrial center to the City of Medicine. Architecture tours are held on the 4th Saturdays of the month from April to November.

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May 2021

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History Exhibit: ” Faces of Durham”

May 8
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 am, repeating until May 31, 2021

Museum of Durham History, 500 W. Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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The exhibit features a selection of familiar and lesser known faces from the Bull City’s past and present, highlighting a broad range of contributions including industry and commerce, medicine, and human relations while mapping Durham’s development from a railway stop to a booming tobacco town, and to today’s revitalized hub of arts and innovation. Colorful, framed banners line the sidewalk, featuring a photo and caption for each of the nineteen individuals represented, guiding visitors to the Museum’s doorstep. The banners…

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Tobacco Heritage: Downtown Durham Walking Tour

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until November 14, 2021

Free

Downtown Durham NC walking tour telling stories about Durham's industrial boom and the buildings that remain today. Tours are free, pre-registration is required and held on 2nd Saturdays from April to November.

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