The next D-OGS Meeting will be held on Wednesday evening, 7 July, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Duke Homestead Visitor’s Center, 2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham 27705. Phone: (919) 477-5498 – One-half mile from I-85 and Guess Rd (Exit 175), Follow the brown historic site road signs.
The program for this meeting will be presented by Lynn Richardson, NC Room director at the Durham County Public Library on Roxboro Street. The title for the program is The Bull City–A Short History of Durham, North Carolina.
This presentation is a whirlwind tour of the highlights of Durham history. Lynn Richardson, local history librarian for the Durham County Library’s North Carolina Collection, will talk about the local American Indians and the explorers who first “discovered” them, settlements that predated Durham (and a bit about their reputation!) and Durham’s founding, the Civil War and the tobacco boom it engendered, the entrepreneurs of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Durham’s two institutions of higher learning and how they got here, the beginning and growth of the Civil Rights Movement, and urban renewal and its consequences. Pictures from the library’s photo archive will enhance the talk.