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Date(s) - 15/10/2022
9:30 am - 1:00 pm


Join us as we walk through the city of Durham’s fascinating history, starting with its central role in the global tobacco business, 1860s-1950s. We meet at Durham’s renowned Farmer’s and Craft’s Markets, allowing you to sample and browse 50+ local farmers and crafters. We walk the same streets as Martin Luther King, past a coffee shop visited by Barack Obama, telling of Black innovation and perseverance. Our path takes us by majestic buildings—Art Deco, NeoClassical, Renaissance—now centers of innovation and groundbreaking ideas. We hear tales of the Dukes, their fortune, and their contribution to New Durham. Finally, lunch on the shaded patio of a singular restaurant, once home to a car dealer.

Meet at 9:30 AM, Saturday, October 15 at the corner of Foster and Hunt Streets across from the Durham Farmers Market (501 Foster Street). Parking is available in the nearby Foster Street lot across from the market, above the market on Morris Street, and off Corporation Street at the old ballpark. The walking tour will begin at 10:00 AM. Following the 75-minute tour the group will walk to Geer Street Garden, 644 Foster Street, for lunch on their shaded, outdoor patio. We anticipate the event (tour and lunch) will end around 1:30 PM.

– No charge for Fulbright Association Members and current Fulbright Students and Scholars
– $10 for guests
– Fulbright Association members, Fulbright Scholars, and Students pay on your own but will be provided $10 toward lunch
– Guests welcome

The event is limited to 20 participants and YOU MUST REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE. Please RSVP by Saturday, October 8 to Eric Vance (, 919-740-6817).