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Museum of Durham History, Durham

4.6
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Durham, North Carolina, is believed to be the site of an ancient Native American village named Adshusheer. It was the site of the largest troop surrender to end the Civil War. But the glory days of the early 20th Century, when Bull Durham was recognized worldwide and it was the home of the most successful African American Community in America, have been succeeded by a vibrant community celebrating education, medicine, and high technology.

Durham's Cultural Master Plan examined the need for a history museum and concluded "There are an array of programs in various historic sites and a number of walking tours. What is missing is a centrally located facility that can knit all these elements together into a coherent story of Durham's past and its relevance to the present."
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  • I happened upon the Durham History Hub one day while walking around downtown. It was a pleasant surprise, I learned so much from the displays and photos. Durham's history runs long and deep, both...  more »
  • Five stars for staff, price, and bathrooms. They pack quite a bit of info in a small area. The building is situated in a way you can check out sone of Durham’s oldest buildings. The interactive...  more »
  • My husband and I (and he is a historian at UNC) really enjoyed the History Hub. It is a small but intriguing introduction to a city that has so many different stories to tell. The Hub provides many...  more »
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  • The front desk staff were very nice, but there's not really much here to see. What little they had was decently presented, but they didn't use the space well and there wasn't really summary of the history of Durham.
  • Interesting find. Learning the story’s that make up Durham
  • Great spot. Packed with information. Wonderful history. Three stars because it deserves a far larger building and more historical data and value on civil rights actions, and injustices against minorities in the past. Give us the real history.
  • A lovely space that is jam packed with information about Durham. I appreciate that it had activities for all age levels, so my toddler could play while my husband and I learned more about our city! The ladies working the desk were very friendly and helpful.
  • That is a great place.

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