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June 2021

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Nappy Luv & Juneteenth Celebration

June 18 @ 9:00 pm - June 19 @ 2:00 am
Suite Four, 506 Ramseur St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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$10 – $20

Celebrate Black Excellence this Juneteenth with live music, live art, and the area's top food trucks at Durham’s newest venue Suite Four. The Nappy Luv Experience is an event series that fuses music, dance, spoken word, fashion, and art into one big party. Tickets: $10 Early Bird Price until June 11; $15-20 after June 11

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Royal Ice Cream Sit-In Dedication Ceremony

June 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Durham History, 500 W. Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Join us at the Museum of Durham History (500 W. Main St.) on Wednesday, June 23rd, at 6PM as we honor the legacy of the brave participants in the Royal Ice Cream Sit-in. Sit-in participants will be very special guests to share their stories. On the 64th anniversary of the sit-in that sought the integration for African American customers, MoDH will dedicate its recently installed Royal Ice Cream sign, generously sponsored by board member Alice Sharpe in honor of her…

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“The Rise and Fall of Liberty” Screening

June 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
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Join the Museum of Durham History and Durham Central Park on Friday, June 25th at 8PM at 501 Foster St. on the lawn for a special screening of The Rise and Fall of Liberty. This documentary, produced by Carol Thompson, examines the ebb and flow of Liberty Warehouse’s 80-year lifespan, draws parallels with the evolution of downtown Durham, and reveals the often touching, interdependent relationship between the two. It also raises key questions about the tension between the drive for progress…

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July 2021

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Durham History Trivia At Fullsteam Brewery

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fullsteam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee Ave.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Join the Museum of Durham History at Fullsteam Brewery on July 13th from 7-9PM and test your Durham trivia knowledge! MoDH will provide drink tickets for the first 20 people in the door and prizes for the top three teams! More details and rules TBA. This event is part of the ongoing programming for the Museum’s exhibit From Tobacco Market to Innovation Hub: Durham’s Central Park Neighborhood made possible by the Bee Murray Memorial Fund and the Durham Merchants Association Charitable Foundation.

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October 2021

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More Than Just a Game: the NCCU vs. NC A&T Football Rivalry

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Museum of Durham History, 500 W. Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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This exhibit will explore the annual fall matchup on the gridiron between North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham, NC, and North Carolina A&T State University (A&T) in Greensboro, NC, one of the biggest rivalries in HBCU (Historically Black College and University) sports. This year marks the ninety second meeting between the two teams. Stop by for live music, tailgating refreshments, and special guest speakers including community curators Dr. Charles Johnson (NCCU) and Dr. Arwin Smallwood (A&T). Masks required. Tuesday-Saturday:…

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Durham Historic Home Tour 2021 | The Tudor Revival

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$30

Preservation Durham’s annual Historic Home Tour is back with an inside look at the city’s Tudor Revival architecture, dating back to the early 1900s. Tours will take place on October 16 and 17 from 12-4 p.m. A virtual lecture about the tour’s theme will be live via Zoom on October 14, 2021, at 12noon. The tour will feature six Tudor Revival-style homes, from early Tudor Revival mansions to more modest versions of the architectural style. Tour-goers will learn about the…

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November 2021

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Tobacco Heritage: Downtown Durham Walking Tour

November 13 @ 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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Civil Rights History: Downtown Durham Walking Tour

November 20 @ 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

November 27 @ 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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Durham Dark & Mysterious Ghost Walk

November 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 29, 2022

American Tobacco Campus, 705 Willard St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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The “Durham Dark & Mysterious Ghost Walk” is a family-friendly 1.5-mile walking tour designed for adults and kids (children 8 years & older please) seeking a unique and different downtown Durham, North Carolina experience. The tour combines local ghost stories, folklore and local history as it takes you to six different Ghost & Paranormal sites including Bull Durham Factory, Kress Store Building, Devil’s Teacher, Hotel Malbourne Memory, Snow Building and the Liggett-Myers Factory stories are on the itinerary.

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