A - Arts, Culture, & Humanities

Museum of Durham History

The Museum of Durham History is a 21st-century museum that uses stories about people, places and things to foster curiosity, encourage further inquiry, and promote an understanding of diverse perspectives about the Durham community and its history. The museum is putting its mission into action through a personal approach to history that sets this museum apart: an innovative, community model that engages with history through stories—the personal memories, experiences and family lore of our shared heritage.

The African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County

The African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County is an annual celebration of African American culture as expressed through art, music, food and community. Over the past seven Labor Day weekends, the two day festival has connected diverse people and families from across our region with local, national and international artists, performers, food vendors, area business owners, and our local media outlets.

Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice

To build a more just and inclusive world, the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice (PMC) engages a diversity of communities to lift up the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, a 20th century African American human rights activist, lawyer, feminist, poet, Episcopal priest and LGBTQ community member. The Center stewards Murray’s childhood home as the anchor for our National Historic Landmark site and advances story and truth-telling as powerful tools for healing and advancing human rights.

The Peanut Factory, Inc.

The Peanut Factory supports emerging and professional contemporary artists, writers, and other creative individuals through residencies in a setting grounded in local history, while emphasizing international understanding. Guided by the belief that creative expression transforms lives on a personal scale while enriching the framework of society, The Peanut Factory develops strategic partnerships to facilitate cultural growth and economic development in eastern North Carolina and beyond.

a/perture cinema

a/perture cinema’s mission is to engage and entertain the community through the art of film by showcasing informative, educational, thought-provoking and inspiring films - films that enrich our lives, engage our minds, promote diversity and build community