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MoDH - A Night on the Town at Geer Street Garden

For its 2022 events programming, the Museum of Durham History is hosting a Dining Series! This sequence of food-centric events are a part of the exhibit programming for Dining Out In Durham, the Museum’s latest exhibit. Friends and Fans of the Museum who participate will be exposed not only to some of the popular eateries of Durham, but also to the history and culture behind diverse cuisines.

At Geer Street Garden enjoy a family-style meal of delectable Southern cooking and custom craft cocktails. Guests will hear a special presentation on dining in Durham during the Civil Rights era by author and NCCU Archivist Andre Vann. From the pioneering protest at the Royal Ice Cream parlor (which occurred at nearby Old Five Points) to the Howard Johnson’s 15/501 caravan to the numerous local lunch counter sit-ins, Civil Rights leaders worked throughout the mid-20th century to desegregate Durham dining establishments.