Monday, April 25, 2011

Durham History Museum Adds Five Board Members

The Museum of Durham History has added five new members to its board of directors:
  • Dr. Steven Channing, president of VideoDialog
  • Ruth Dzau, community volunteer
  • Isaac Green, president and CEO of Piedmont Investment Advisors, LLC
  • Kenneth Rodgers, artist and director of the NCCU Art Museum
  • Chuck Wilson, Jr., President of C. T. Wilson Construction
The Museum of Durham History is a non-profit organization working to capture and share the stories of Durham’s past and build a stronger community through understanding of our shared heritage. Even without a permanent physical location, the Museum has an active board and volunteers who provide growing online resources and carry out community events, exhibits and educational programs. As a hub of Durham-wide historical information, the Museum links to and strengthens the network of organizations interested in building awareness of our community’s compelling history.

"The board has worked hard to develop a solid strategy for moving forward," said Lew Myers, the Museum board's vice chairman. "We have a clear idea where the museum is headed. Within the next year, we intend to open a storefront museum in downtown Durham and hire staff."

Slated for launch this summer is a unique, online “gazetteer” called History Beneath Our Feet, a lively, story-filled resource about the people who have lent their names to Durham’s streets and schools. A series of banners depicting some of the high points in Durham’s arts history is currently on display at the Durham County Administration Building.

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