Annual Meeting | July 20, 2021

Annual Meeting 2021

Join us for the Preservation Durham Annual Meeting 2021. The Executive Director will provide report regarding the mission for the fiscal year and vote in a new slate of board members.
When: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Time: 5:30pm
Where: Zoom Video Webinar

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Take Note…

The meeting is open to the public, but only members in good standing (current on dues) are allowed to vote.

  • Click here to join or renew membership.
  • Or, call us at 919-682-3036 to join or renew by phone.
  • If you have questions about your membership status, email us at
  • Members will vote on incoming board members listed below…
Nicole McCoy

Matthew Filter

Julianne Patterson

Brenda Brodie

Jennifer Martin

Julia Aromatorio


Historic Maplewood Cemetery Walks

Historic Maplewood Cemetery Tours 

Saturdays & Sundays

9am and 11am

Celebrate Durham history and shake off winter’s hibernation with a real, live, 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. Learn about funerary traditions and grave art and architecture. All this in what is perhaps Durham’s loveliest urban open space.
When: See Available Dates on Eventbrite
Time: 9:00am and 11:00am
Where: Corner of Kent St. & Morehead Ave., Durham, NC
Historic Maplewood Cemetery (Kent Street Entrance)
Non-Members Cost: $15.06/person (incl. fees & taxes)
Current Members Cost: Free! (membership status will be verified)
Tour Duration: 1hr 30 minutes
Must pay in advance! No cash.

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Maplewood was created in 1872 as Durham’s very first public amenity. The cemetery is Durham’s very first public space and its very first planned space. It is a garden of memories and our oldest repository of public art. In Maplewood are buried captains of industry, famous educators, great philanthropists, and ordinary people. In the cemetery are reposed the origins of many Durham legends and icons. There are stories of war and disease and the struggle against both. There are stories of love and of prejudice, of triumph and tragedy. Learn about funerary customs and grave architecture. Enjoy the peace and solemnity of one of the city’s great historic treasures.

Take Note…

  • limited to twenty (20) people per tour walk
  • facemasks required
  • and social distancing will be practiced.


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