Annual Historic Home Tour 2021 | The Tudor Revival: From Cottage to Mansion

The Tudor Revival: From Cottage to Mansion The Preservation Durham Annual Historic Home Tour is back for 2021! Visit home that reflect the Tudor Revival architectural boom in Durham. October 16 & 17, 2021 Saturday & Sunday 12noon to 4pm Your Home Tour booklet is your ticket inside homes. Please pick up your booklet before you start the tour at: Main Station Location to be Announced The Preservation Durham Annual Home Tour is back for Read more…

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 info@preservationdurham.org.
  • Members will vote on incoming board members listed below…
Nicole McCoy

Matthew Filter

Julianne Patterson

Brenda Brodie

Jennifer Martin

Julia Aromatorio

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PEOPLE + PLACE SPEAKER SERIES | Hayti Reborn

PEOPLE + PLACE Hayti Reborn: The Reveal Facebook Live & Zoom Virtual Event Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:30pm Preservation Durham’s People + Place Speaker Series connects the people of Durham with the importance of our historic, architectural and cultural places and the stories they bring to life.  A presentation and interview with Henry McKoy PhD, economic development and entrepreneurship expert, about an innovative placemaking projects that brings the ideals of the Black entrepreneurship community Hayti, Read more…

PEOPLE + PLACE SPEAKER SERIES | Historic Preservation Social Inclusion, & Equity

PEOPLE + PLACE Historic Preservation, Social Inclusion, & Social Equity Facebook Live & Zoom Virtual Event Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:00 Noon Preservation Durham’s People + Place Speaker Series connects the people of Durham with the importance of our historic, architectural and cultural places and the stories they bring to life.  Dr. Erica Avrami will lead us into a discussion about how historic preservation can be used as a tool for inclusion and equity. How Read more…

PEOPLE + PLACE SPEAKER SERIES | Book Talk: Classic Restaurants of Durham

PEOPLE + PLACE BOOK TALK Classic Restaurants of Durham with Author Chris Holaday Facebook Live & Zoom Virtual Event Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:00 Noon Preservation Durham’s People + Place Speaker Series connects the people of Durham with the importance of our historic, architectural and cultural places and the stories they bring to life.  Discover Durham’s history through food culture. Author Chris Holaday will take us on a journey through a book he co-authored call Read more…

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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Annual Neighborhood Walk | West End, East Campus & Beyond

Annual Neighborhood Walk with, “Street Historian” John Schelp SAVE THE DATE Sunday, March 28, 2021 @ 4:00pm Join the Zoom Virtual Hike on March 28 Click the link below to join live https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82969941787?pwd=eVlSZFlnTjByMlpkUVVGcW9Md1J2UT09   Meeting ID: 829 6994 1787 Passcode: history   Where was Wall Street? What’s a Pinhooker? How did the Washington Duke Cigar Stand end up in a federal trial? Where did Madonna take early dance lessons? Why is Walltown called Walltown? What highway was going Read more…

PEOPLE + PLACE SPEAKER SERIES | Founder of Durham’s Black Wall Street

PEOPLE + PLACE BOOK TALK Aaron McDuffie Moore: An African American Physician, Educator, and Founder of Durham’s Black Wall Street Facebook Live & Zoom Virtual Event February 16, 2021 12:00 Noon Preservation Durham’s People + Place Speaker Series connects the people of Durham with the importance of our historic, architectural and cultural places and the stories they bring to life.  Join us for a discussion about the life of Aaron McDuffie Moore, founder of Durham’s Black Read more…

VIRTUAL PEOPLE + PLACE SPEAKER SERIES | RACIAL INEQUITIES IN CEMETERIES

PEOPLE + PLACE Preservation Durham presents Geer Cemetery: Racial Inequities in Cemeteries Geer Cemetery Facebook Live & Zoom Virtual Event Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:00 Noon Presenter: Debra Taylor Gonzalez-Garcia Preservation Durham’s People + Place Speaker Series connects the people of Durham with the importance of our historic, architectural and cultural places and the stories they bring to life.  Join a lively discussion with Debra Taylor Gonzalez-Garcia, President of Friends of Geer Cemetery, as we Read more…