Monday, July 9, 2012

Open House Offers Sneak Peak at New Durham History Hub

Its been a long time in the making but Durham's rich cultural history now has a home. Soon enough, the community will get its first opportunity to view and give feedback for the Museum of Durham History on site.

Music, pizza and free local brew are on tap for the Durham History Hub’s first Open House from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, July 20. The Hub, located at 500 W. Main Street, is opening its doors for the evening to give visitors heading downtown for Third Friday a chance to wander through life-size renderings of planned Hub exhibits.

Live music, including the folk duo Quiet the Voices, will perform under the gazebo, Pie Pushers will be in the driveway with pizza available, and the Museum will offer visitors light munchies and a free beer.

Ceiling-hung renderings of the Museum’s upcoming exhibits and installations will be on display to prompt visitor feedback and ideas. “We’re in a building stage right now,” said Hub co-director Katie Spencer, “and we’re gathering friends, feedback and funds–all those things needed to get our doors ready to open early next year. We couldn’t think of a better way to get started than to throw a party.”

Those who drop by will receive a 15% food discount coupon for Alivia’s Bistro and the James Joyce Pub further down Main Street. Visitors who become Museum members will be entered in a drawing for two free tickets to a Casbah show of their choice.

The History Hub is the first home of the Museum of Durham History, a nonprofit organization bringing the community’s history to life through programs, interactive exhibits and Durham’s personal stories, both grand and modest. The Hub is envisioned as the starting point for exploring the many aspects of Durham’s compelling past.

Check out more about Durham's place in history on Durham's Official Visitor Website.

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