The Durham Herald: Exploring Durham

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 12:04 PM

Going back in time at American Tobacco

At its height, The American Tobacco Company was the largest cigarette producer in the world. After it closed up shop in Durham in 1987, the campus of historic buildings sat empty for many years before being brought back to life as one of the largest historic preservation projects in North Carolina’s history. The end result is a home-run of adaptive reuse architecture.


Apr. 05, 2014 @ 09:52 AM

Exploring Durham

It is easy to be transported to the past while visiting Patterson’s Mill Country Store in Durham. Memorable experiences await visitors who explore the store’s collection of artifacts, as well as the pastoral setting upon which it stands.


Mar. 29, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Exploring Durham

Spring has sprung, and it’s time to start thinking about flowers, vegetables, herbs and more. Durham’s climate makes it a gardening-friendly area with many community gardens, plus gardening activities, classes and events in urban, suburban and rural areas.


Jun. 28, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Exploring Durham: Celebrate the good times

In life, there are many occasions to celebrate: birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and homecomings, to name just a few.  The types of venues needed for these celebrations vary depending on the type of festivities planned, but luckily, Durham has plenty of options from which to choose for all of the above. 


Jun. 21, 2014 @ 10:33 AM

Exploring Durham: Cool off with the kids

Wondering how to stay cool with the kids or relatives visiting this summer? Take a fresh view of summer recreation and enjoy a water-filled weekend right here in Durham.


Jun. 14, 2014 @ 11:38 AM

Exploring Durham: Reunion time in the summer sunshine

A great family reunion can provide a lifetime of memories, rekindle relationships, and strengthen connections between generations


Jun. 07, 2014 @ 11:10 AM

Exploring Durham: Celebrating rites of passage

Whether it’s a confirmation into the church, a bar or bat mitzvah or a quinceañera, there are dozens of great places to host these “after event” parties in Durham.


May. 31, 2014 @ 12:02 PM

Exploring Durham: Getting hitched in the Bull City

Marriage is a time to gather, celebrate and throw a heck of a party. But where to do that is a question many couples ponder as a first consideration after a successful proposal.

With a fortunate mix of urban and rural settings, Durham offers a broad spectrum of locations depending on the needs of the couple. This week, take a look at three options in Durham that are known spots to create memorable affairs.


May. 24, 2014 @ 11:41 AM

Exploring Durham: Unique meeting spaces

When thinking about hosting a business meeting, it is more common than ever to choose a location that might just as well be used to host a party or banquet. It used to be that work meetings were held in board rooms or big rooms with auditorium-style seating. Today, in an attempt to make meetings more vibrant and exciting, some planners get attendees involved in the topic at hand by selecting nontraditional venues and using the space around them.


May. 17, 2014 @ 06:59 PM

Exploring Durham - Sports venues

There was no way a Japanese Zero fighter plane could fly to Durham from the Pacific theater of WWII. However, Pasadena, California, was a different story, and as home of the Rose Bowl, it was credibly threatened.


May. 10, 2014 @ 06:40 PM

Exploring Durham: Convening in Durham is convenient

Meetings and conventions generate more than $1 trillion in economic impact in North America annually.  Each year in Durham, about 450,000 convention attendees spend nearly $48 million.


Apr. 26, 2014 @ 02:16 PM

Exploring Durham: History races on at Duke

As this month’s focus on Durham history continues, it’s time to look at one of its great landmarks. The namesake of one of America’s great industrial families, Duke University’s history is interesting, inviting, and worthy of exploration. Today its campus is a paragon of innovative design, energy efficiency, and environmental consciousness, but there are great stories to tell about its origins, just a few of which follow.


Mar. 22, 2014 @ 11:15 AM

Exploring Durham

The beauty of a place matters, and by a ratio of nearly four to one, in Durham residents rank community appearance as a high community priority at a rate of four to one. It is no surprise Tthat interest in beautiful landscapes carries over to a homeowner’s property in Durham.


Mar. 15, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

Exploring Durham

From improvisational comedy and experimental theater to polished productions of well-known works, theaters in Durham offer a wide variety of experiences for residents and visitors alike.  In fact, Durham has so many options to view performing arts that it’s easy to miss some of the smaller hidden gems that hold quality productions. 


Mar. 08, 2014 @ 01:39 PM

Exploring Durham

Durham has a bustling performing arts scene thanks to organizations like DPAC -- the Durham Performing Arts Center and the Carolina Theatre. That scene is enhanced by other organizations and venues that also bring diverse and exciting programming to stages throughout Durham to entertain residents and visitors alike.