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Preservation Party 2016

September 11, 2016
Join us for our annual Preservation Party at Morgan Imports


Friday, November 11, 2016 6:00 - 9:30 pm Morgan Imports, 113 S. Gregson Street


Our annual holiday party brings together friends and neighbors for food, drink and shopping to support Preservation Durham. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks from local vendors while you browse our silent auction full of local goodies. Answer Durham trivia questions to win a tasty treat. Mingle with your Durham-loving friends and neighbors. Shop Morgan Imports' holiday selection to support PD – the Morgans will generously donate 10% of the evening's proceeds to Preservation Continue reading

Durham’s Growth & Preservation

July 20, 2016

by Bob Ashley (PD Board Member)

A couple of weeks ago, our innovative and astute executive director spoke at the Durham County Library.

“Durham must find a way to use historic preservation as an economic development tool that includes all community members and mitigates the effects of displacement for local businesses and residents as growth continues throughout the county,” my newspaper, The Herald-Sun, quoted Ben Filippo as saying.

"Now, what we're watching is a totally new Durham unfolding before our eyes. We're watching a Durham in which housing rates are going up at Continue reading

Guest Blog: Jason Norris

June 21, 2016

Preserve Durham 

Guest Post By:

Jason Norris

Hello, my name is Jason Norris and I am going into my second year in the Public History Master’s program at North Carolina State University. Thus far I have focused primarily on heritage studies, though I do eventually want to get my Master’s degree in Library Science so as to enter the field of archives and records management. This summer I have been interning in the file room at the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office in Raleigh. My primary Continue reading

Buying a Historic Durham Home

May 19, 2016

by: Courtney James, PD Board Member  When Urban Durham Realty opened more than seven years ago, I wrote a blog post addressing the trend of downtown living. It was 2008 and we were entering what is now known as the worst housing slump in history. I stopped counting the number of times I heard people sarcastically proclaim, “Seems like a great time to start a real estate company”! The good news is that while the market was indeed a “buyer’s market” back then, Durham was more insulated than other cities Continue reading

Mural Bike Tours

May 5, 2016

Historic Durham Mural Bicycle Tour

Preservation Durham has partnered with The Nasher Museum of Duke University and the Museum of Durham History to create a bicycle tour of the historic murals of downtown Durham. Some murals that will be featured, amongst others, include:

Manbites Dog Mural Angel of Spring Mural The Wall of Hope Mural The Cookery Mural Two Way Bridges Mural The Hayti Mural Durham Civil Rights Mural Trinity Design Mural The Pauli Murray Murals Also, the tours include a mural by Odili Donald Odita, commissioned by the Nasher Museum, at the Downtown Durham YMCA.

The tours are designed for anyone Continue reading

About Us

Hello, we are Preservation Durham

Preservation Durham is made up of folks who believe that place is important and that our past helps to shape our future. We want Durham to embrace growth and change but also to protect its sense of place – its unique identity in the Triangle – and to remain open and available to all in our community. Everyone’s story has a place.

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