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Pop-up museums seek Bull City family stories

Posted January 28, 2015

Local groups will host pop-up museums in Durham that aim to showcase items that symbolize families putting down roots in the Bull City.

The Museum of Durham History, Durham County Library's North Carolina Collection and the Rotary Club of Durham will host the museums, which are open for just a couple of hours on some upcoming weekends. They are set for 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, at the Durham History Hub, 500 W. Main St. It's also set for 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 15, at the North Regional Library, 221 Milton Rd., Durham.

The public is invited to attend and bring their own items to display. It could be tickets to a Durham Bulls game, a housewarming gift, a picture of their family in front of their Durham home or school, or any number of items. Photos and information about the items will be gathered into a scrapbook, which will be on display at the Durham History Hub starting March 15. After the exhibit, the scrapbook materials will be permanently housed in the North Carolina Collection at Durham County Library, according to a press release.

Pre-registration is not required. Durham newcomers and natives are invited. You can just show up with your memories.

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