At The Durham Museum, exhibits are only part of our story. There is a lot of work done behind the scenes to research items on display and keep the objects in our collection in good shape. As our collections team does this work, they often come across interesting objects that are not on public display. Every few weeks one of the collection team members will post about some of these artifacts and their stories, providing insight into how the museum preserves them for future generations. We hope you will find a new appreciation for the museum as a place to experience engaging exhibits and events, but also as a repository of some pretty neat artifacts that help researchers, interns and the public learn about history!

Spotlight on the Collection