People + Place Speaker Series


Real Places, Real Stories, Real Durham

Preservation Durham’s People + Place Speaker Series connects the people of Durham with the importance of our historic, architectural and cultural places.  Our speaker series expands on the idea of preservation and touches on the aspects of historic preservation that brings comfort, enlightenment, community building, environmental protection, downtown development, neighborhood revivitalization, social equity, healing and identity. Our conversations are open to discuss stories that are celebratory, enlightening, inspiring, shameful and difficult. Our landscapes and built environment are opportunities to create real and honest conversations around social equity and healing, and conversations the explain why old places and the stories they embody matter today and in the future.

Join the conversation about the places we love and the places that matter. Why do they matter? We want to hear from you!

A Glimpse Into the History of College Heights – February 2020

Postcards From Durham – April 2020

Race, Place, & Heritage – May 2020

Geer Cemetery: Racial Inequities in Cemeteries – November 2020

Aaron McDuffie Moore: An African American Physician, Educator, and Founder of Durham’s Black Wall Street