This citizen-curated Our Bull City exhibit features personal narratives that show how LGBTQ folks in Durham have a long, but often invisible, history of overcoming adversity to form community.
This exhibit includes stories gathered about the LGBTQ+ community in Durham through the efforts of community members (including curator Luke Hirst) and the North Carolina Collection at the Durham County Library (DCL). It blends oral history and displayed artifacts; objects accompany oral history segments shared with visitors via individual mp3 players. This exhibit features a companion website, hosted by the Durham County Library. Love and Liberation: A History of LGBTQ+ Durham, goes live on the web Oct. 1 at DurhamLGBTQHistory.org.
Visitors to the exhibit will also have the opportunity to share their own experiences in the museum's Story Room, an oral history recording booth available during open hours or by appointment.