St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation (SJHF) is a non-profit organization that manages the Hayti Heritage Center. SJHF is dedicated to preserving Durham's African-American heritage and the impact of the Hayti Heritage Center, a cultural and educational venue that houses a community room, two classrooms, a dance studio, the Lyda Moore Merrick Gallery, administrative and lease offices, and the historic 400-seat performance hall.
The structure was originally St. Joseph's Church, established in 1891 by Edian Markham, a former slave. Masons laid the cornerstone of the site in 1891, and the old church was renovated into a performance hall as part of the cultural arts and arts education center. Stained glass windows and other remnants of the church, which continues to worship in Durham, add to the beauty of this space, which features speakers, artists, and entertainers from around the country and the world.
Professional photography will be available in various sizes, with digital files. Appointments available.
Get started in poetry slam competitions with this free workshop. Offered by Jambalaya Soul Slam Academy.
Visit Black Santa at the Hayti Heritage Center. Photographs available while you wait so bring the family and celebrate! Professional photography will be available in various sizes, with digital files.
Dr Johnson will discuss educational and other issues relating to the the future of Afrikan children, as well as many other topics of importance to Black America.
The Hayti Heritage Center celebrates Durham's African-American heritage and its historic Hayti community, which was a thriving enclave in the early 20th century. This annual film festival furthers …