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Community curators will mount a series of three- to six-week-long pop-up exhibits. This exhibit series, which was made possible by the City of Durham, NC Government, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, and the Jenny Semans Koortbojian Trust, is part of the Museum's programming in honor of the city's sesquicentennial commemoration.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »