Special Alert

The Ridge: A Journey of Durham History in Vintage Postcards

  • June 14, 2018 (Recurring monthly on the 2nd Thursday)
  • Horse & Buggy Press
  • 1116 Broad St Ste 101, Durham, NC 27705
  • 5-8pm
  • FREE admission
  • (919) 949-4847
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Postcards from the collection of history lover John Schelp.

To know Durham history is to know ‘the ridge.' Main Street and the railroad tracks follow an East/West ridge. Durham's cotton mills, tobacco factories, colleges, hospitals, City Hall, County Courthouse and earliest shopping districts are all located on the ridge. As a result, most of the postcards in this collection document buildings found on the ridge: from Duke and Erwin Mills in the West - to Durham Hosiery and Golden Belt in the East.

Visitors to the exhibit will see over 100 vintage postcards from John's collection and learn some history along the way.

Special Talk with John Schelp. Saturday, Feb 24 at 1pm.

Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604