Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast

914 Vickers Avenue, Durham, North Carolina 27701
Innkeeper(s): Monica and Daniel Edwards

Visit Local Durham Farmers Markets 19 Apr 2017, 8:29 am


Durham Farmers Markets provide fresh, locally grown (including organic) produce, herbs and other plants, eggs, meat, cheeses, and more from over 60 local vendors.  Mobile food vendors are on site as well.

This Farmers Market is located in The Pavilion at Downtown's Durham Central Park at 501 Foster Street.  From April through October, the market is open on Wednesdays from 3 pm to 6 pm as well as on Saturdays from 8 am to noon.

On Saturday April 22, Farmers Market shoppers can celebrate Earth Day by learning from local Durham organizations about ways to from the environment.  The year 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day.



The first day was April 22, 1970 and activated 20 million Americans:

  • Founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson
  • Launching the modern environmental movement
  • Landmark legislation
    • Clean Air Act
    • Clean Water Act
    • Endangered Species Act
  • Earth Day network today is the largest environmental movement in the world
    • 50,000 partners
    • 192 countries
    • over 250,000 schools worldwide
  • Together we broaden
  • Together we diversify
  • Together we mobilize
  • Over 1 billion people participate in Earth Day every year
  • The largest civic action day on earth
  • Core programs
    • Bringing environmental democracy
    • Creating climate activists
    • Promoting environmental literacy
    • Greening schools
    • Accelerating the green economy
    • Planting millions of trees
    • Protecting Asian elephants
    • Realizing a billion acts of green
  • Today is Earth Day
  • Tomorrow is Earth Day
  • Every day is Earth Day
  • Take action
  • Stop climate change
  • Protect the earth now and forever

The Durham Roots Farmers Market will open for its second season in the parking lot outside Stadium 10 Theater at Northgate Mall in Durham, North Carolina.  Market hours are Saturdays from 8 am to noon.  This farmers market offers fresh produce, eggs, vegetable starts, ornamental plants, mushrooms and more from local urban farmers, community and cooperative gardens, and traditional farmers.

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast serves only the freshest of breakfasts made with locally produced ingredients. We welcome guests to stay at Morehead Manor and to visit our local Durham Farmers Markets.
Flowers at the Durham Farmers Market in Durham Central Park

American Dance Festival Celebrating 40 Years in Durham 10 Apr 2017, 3:34 am


The American Dance Festival is celebrating 40 years in Durham, North Carolina. The New York Post called this "the world's greatest dance festival."

The American Dance Festival (ADF) offers two months of modern dance to Durham every summer. The festival features over twenty-four dance companies and hundreds of choreographers, writers, and students participating in classes, seminars, and performances.

The ADF organization offers educational opportunities and community projects to promote modern dance throughout the year.  ADF is happening across Durham (also known as the Bull City).

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast will highlight the performances happening at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) which is within walking distance from our bed and breakfast.  DPAC consistently ranks in the top 5 entertainment venues in our country.

2017 American Dance Festival at Durham Performing Arts Center

Thursday June 15 at 6:30 pm: Opening night performance at the Durham Performing Arts Center featuring companies and choreographers in (or from) NC.

  • African American Dance Ensemble returns to ADF with their exuberant brand of dance and music. 
  • JOYEMOVEMENT’s solo, Fit the Description, is a love letter to all who have been accused of being a suspect because of the color of their skin, their hairstyle, their spunk, their clothing style, the shape of their nose, the color of their teeth, how they laugh, who they worship, or where they eat lunch. 
  • Charlotte Ballet will perform Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16. With a musical score that ranges from Dean Martin to traditional Israeli songs, Minus 16 uses improvisation and Naharin’s acclaimed Gaga method in this exhilarating work. 
  • In celebration of ADF’s 40th year in Durham, the festival commissioned Dialogues by Artistic Director Robert Weiss and Resident Choreographer Zalman Raffael of the Carolina Ballet. Tap dancers Elizabeth Burke and Luke Hickey will also perform.


Friday June 30 at 8 pm AND Saturday July 1 at 1 pm and 8 pm

  • World Premiere Festival favorite Pilobolus returns!  On the Nature of Things explores the birth of desire and its intertwined connection to shame and revenge. 
  • Rushes was the first of Pilobolus’s International Collaborators Projects and is the result of Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak’s collaboration with Pilobolus Artistic Director Robby Barnett and the company. 
  • Finally, the company will present the world premiere of a new ADF-commissioned collaboration with Abigail Washburn and 16 time Grammy Award-winning banjo legend Béla Fleck. This performance contains nudity.


Friday, July 7 at 8 pm AND Saturday July 8 at 1 pm and 8 pm

  • One of the world’s most highly respected and sought-after ensembles, the Paul Taylor Dance Company will present two different programs of classic and new works. 
  • On Friday evening, the company will perform Cascade, Syzygy, and Larry Keigwin’s Rush Hour. 
  • Saturday night’s program will consist of 1978’s Airs, Black Tuesday, set to songs from the Great Depression, and Doug Elkins’ work The Weight of Smoke.


Friday July 14 at 7 pm and Saturday July 15 at 7 pm

  • Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre ADF Debut Created by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young, Betroffenheit evokes the state of shock and bewilderment that is all encompassing in the wake of a disaster. 
  • Touching on themes of loss, trauma, addiction, and recovery, Betroffenheit is a boundary-stretching hybrid of theater and dance. The piece is co-created by Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre. This performance contains adult subject matter and language.


Friday, July 21 at 8 pm AND Saturday July 22 at 1 pm and 8 pm

  • Mark Morris Dance Group brings their 1981 masterwork Gloria to the DPAC stage. With music by Antonio Vivaldi, performed live by the Durham Symphony, the North Carolina Master Chorale, and members of the Mark Morris Dance Group. 
  • The company will also perform Excersions with music by Samuel Barber and A Lake set to music by Franz Joseph Haydn. Mark Morris Dance Group’s evening performances are dedicated to the North Carolina Arts Council celebrating 50 years.

Tuesday July 25

  • ADF will present the 2017 Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award for lifetime achievement to legendary choreographer, Lucinda Childs. 
  • Established in 1981 by Samuel H. Scripps, the annual award honors choreographers who have dedicated their lives and talent to the creation of modern dance. 
  • Ms. Childs’ work is renowned for its minimal and elegant style, virtuosity, and mesmerizing repetitive movements and patterns.


Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane Company along with Associate Artistic Direct Janet Wong, and his company, developed 3 evening long works titled Analogy.  The complete trilogy, performed for the first time at ADF, brings into light the different types of war we fight including the war within ourselves.

  • Thursday July 27 at 8 pm Analogy/Dora: Tramontane 
  • Friday July 28 at 8 pm Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka the Escape Artist (contains adult subject matter and language)
  • Saturday July 29 at 7 pm Analogy/ Ambros: The Emigrant 


4 Amazingly Awesome Areas in Scenic Durham 22 Mar 2017, 8:10 am



Looking for 4 amazingly awesome areas in scenic Durham, North Carolina?  First up is the Eno River State Park which is only 10 miles from Downtown Durham.  This place offers incredible access to nature.  The Eno River winds through hills and bluffs.  It can be hiked and admired from one of five access points.  Consider canoeing or fishing while savoring the beautiful natural environment around you.


Another option is to visit the 391 acres of Little River Regional Park and Natural Area. Developed from tobacco farmland, the park and natural area has 7 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails as well as a birding trail.  Picnic shelters are available as well as an open-play meadow and playground.


Delightful daffodils await you during the Spring when you tour the Terrace Gardens found at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, North Carolina.  This stunning 55-acre public garden is on the campus of Duke University.  As one of the premier university gardens in America, it features blooming flowers, Asian bridges, greenery, ponds, and much more.  There is also a cafe, gift shop, and a visitor center.  Walking and trolley tour times available depending upon the season.


West Point on the Eno City Park spans 404 acres and includes 3 historic buildings: an operating grist mill, a house dating to the 1840s, and a tobacco packhouse that has been turned into a photography museum open to visitors. West Point has 5 miles of scenic trails and the surrounding bluffs for hiking, fishing, and picnicking.  An amphitheater is used for fabulous festivals and concerts.

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast in Durham, North Carolina is close to all four of these scenic areas.  We are located near the heart of Downtown Durham and within walking distance to the award-winning Durham Performing Arts Center which features Broadway musicals and talented artists.  We welcome you to be our guest!

Durham Moogfest 2017 7 Mar 2017, 6:20 am



Durham Moogfest 2017 is an awesome synthesis of music, art, and technology taking place from May 18 through 21. During the day, Moogfest is a three-day conference for conversation and experimentation.  During the night, Moogfest presents cutting-edge music in popular venues throughout Durham, North Carolina. Performers include early pioneers in electronic music as well as the pop and avant garde experimentalists of present day.

Since 2004, Moogfest has brought together:

  • Artists
  • Creatives
  • Designers
  • Engineers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Futurist thinkers
  • Inventors
  • Musicians
  • Scientists
  • Technology enthusiasts

Moogfest is a tribute to Dr. Robert Moog and how his inventions have profoundly influenced how we hear the world. Over the past sixty years, Bob Moog and Moog Music have pioneered the analog synthesizer and other technology tools for artists. The relationship between engineer and musician is celebrated in this unique festival format. Moogfest's mission is to grow a global community of futurists who explore emerging sound technologies and design radical instruments for change. 

Moogfest is a landmark cultural event taking place in North Carolina's "Research Triangle."  The Triangle is known for inventing technology and leading discoveries and is anchored by North Carolina State University (Raleigh), Duke University (Durham), and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

The Raleigh-Durham Internation Airport (RDU) offers direct flights from major cities across the United States and Europe.  RDU is a short twenty-minute drive from Downtown Durham. Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of Downtown Durham.  

Durham, North Carolina is one of the fastest growing and most exciting cities in the country.  Known as the Bull City, Durham is built on a unique blend of diversity, authenticity, world class innovation, and culture.  Our city has reinvented itself from tobacco to technology.  It is one of the only cities in the United States to boast $1 billion in tech exits and a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.  

Home to Merge Records and the Marsalis Family, Durham's music scene continues to change and grow as new venues continue to open alongside existing theatres, clubs, restaurants, galleries, and unconventional performance spaces.  Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is within walking distance of our area's most popular entertainment venue: the Durham Performing Arts Center.  We look forward to hosting guests of the Durham Moogfest.  

Downtown Durham Art of Cool Fest 2017 26 Feb 2017, 6:00 am


The Downtown Durham Art of Cool Fest 2017 begins Thursday April 27 and continues jamming through Sunday April 30. During this fourth annual event, there will be many talented artists performing at several popular Durham venues. Durham is home to several musicians including jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis and six-time Grammy-nominated singer Nnenna Freelon.

Art of Cool Fest Artists:
  • Christian Scott
  • Common
  • De'Sean Jones
  • DJ Complex
  • DJ Double J
  • Empire Strikes Brass
  • George Clinton
  • Goldlink
  • JMSN
  • Jus Once Band
  • Just Blaze
  • Kenneth Whalum
  • Kindred the Family Soul
  • Kooley High
  • Lauren Talese
  • Makaya McCraven
  • Marquis Hill
  • Masego
  • Matthew Stevens
  • Nance
  • Nao
  • OC From NC and BSquared
  • Rakim
  • RC and the Gritz
  • Revive Big Band
  • Rkhty
  • R.LUM.R
  • Shaun Martin
  • Sky Blue 
  • Sputnik
  • St. Beauty
  • Stella Santana
  • Terrance Martin and the Polly Seeds
  • The Baylor Project
  • The Beast
  • Theo Croker
  • Will Wildfire
  • Zoocru
Art of Cool Speakers:
  • Angie Jones
  • Aaron Saunders
  • Cedric Brown
  • Celeste Beatty
  • Donald Thompson 
  • Dr. Khaalisha Ajala
  • Keven "The Moose" Anderson
  • Leigh-Kathryn Bonner
  • Luisa Covaria
  • Montez "The Whiz" Martin
  • Pierce Freelon
  • Rashad West
  • Scott Shigeoka
  • Shanti Das
  • Tru Pettigrew
  • William Spruill
Art of Cool Fest Venues:
The Art of Cool Project presents high quality music concerts and events in unique venues throughout the Triangle area (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill).  Art of Cool was founded in Durham, North Carolina and spearheaded by jazz trumpeter and educator, Albert Strong IV, and Cicely Mitchell, of Al Strong Music Productions.  They have a desire to build and celebrate community and take joy in providing every audience member with a great night out. 

We invite you to be guests of our lovely Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast in Durham, North Carolina.  We are conveniently close to all the Art of Cool Fest Venues as well as other amazing places like the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. We are honored that Black Enterprise Magazine named us the #1 black-owned bed and breakfast in America.

Celebrate Your Love at Morehead Manor in Durham 7 Feb 2017, 1:23 pm



Looking for the perfect place to celebrate your love?  Look no further than Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast in Durham, North Carolina.  Not only do we offer three romantic packages to couples, we also host indoor and outdoor weddings.

Our Romance Package is perfect for a last-minute surprise for the one you love.  This includes a fresh cut bouquet of flowers, a bottle of sparkling cider, gourmet breakfast for two, chocolate covered strawberries or handmade truffles, and of course a scrumptious homemade desert.

Step it up a notch with our Deluxe Romance Package which includes everything in the Romance Package plus a certificate for dinner at one of Durham's finest restaurants.  Southern Living Magazine named Durham the "Tastiest Town in the South."

Our third romantic package is our Spa Services. Both of you can relax, unwind, and enjoy a massage performed by our experience, licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapists in the privacy of your own room.  Let your cares drift away!  Be sure to mention this when you make your reservations and we will take care of the rest.

Are you looking for the perfect place to get married at?  Weddings can be performed outdoors in our garden, in the inn, or the Carriage House.  Our beautifully landscaped yard and garden provide a romantic and tranquil setting for your special day.  We can accommodate up to 50 people and we offer set-ups of tables, chairs, and linens.  We provide professional options for catering and other wedding services, using only the best to insure the perfect result.

Since there is not residency requirement for a marriage license in North Carolina, both the Bride and Groom may live elsewhere.  In addition, there is no requirement for a blood test and there is no waiting period.  Getting a marriage license in Durham is as easy as a trip to Durham County Courthouse to visit the Register of Deeds.  For more information on obtaining your NC Marriage License call 919-560-0493.

Here at Morehead Manor in Durham, it is our goal to create an intimate, relaxing, and memorable event without the typical stress associate with it.  Whether you want to enhance your romance or unite together in marriage, we are happy to help you achieve your dreams with the one you love.

Durham Bulls Baseball Home Games 2017 4 Feb 2017, 6:00 am



The Durham Bulls season kicks off every April and runs through September with plenty of opportunities to catch their Bull City home games.  The Durham Bulls have announced their home schedule for the 2017 International League season.  Guests of Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast literally can walk a half mile (around ten minutes) or take a two-minute car ride to get to the stadium (see the driving directions at the bottom of this post).

The Durham Bulls open the year at the DBAP with an Exhition Game against Duke Baseball on Tues. April 4. Then they return to kicking off their 1st home game on Mon. April 10 against the Charlotte Knights at 6:05 pm. The regular season concludes at home on Wed. May 31 against the Rochester Redwings at 7:05 pm.

The Bulls will once again host a home game on the Fourth of July, when the Charlotte Knights game starts at Tues. 7:05 pm and afterwards stay for gorgeous Independence Day Fireworks.


DURHAM BULLS COMPETITORS


Minor League Baseball Teams:
BUF= Buffaloe Blue Jays
CHA= Charlotte Knights
COL= Columbus Clippers
GWN= Gwinnett Braves
IND=  Indianapolis Indians
LHV= Lehigh Valley Ironpigs
LOU= Louisville Bats
NOR= Norfolk Tides
PAW= Pawtucket Red Sox
ROC= Rochester Red Wings
SWB= Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railraiders
SYR= Syracuse Chiefs
TOL= Toledo Mud Hens

2017  DURHAM BULLS HOME GAMES SCHEDULE 


April
Tues. 4 Duke vs. Bulls Exhibition Game

Mon. 10   CHA  6:05 pm
Tues. 11   CHA  7:05 pm
Wed. 12   CHA  7:05 pm
Thurs. 13 CHA  7:05 pm
Fri. 14     GWN  7:05 pm (FIREWORKS)
Sat. 15    GWN   6:35 pm
Sun. 16   GWN   5:05 pm

Tues. 25   SYR  7:05 pm
Wed. 26   SYR  10:35 am (DAY GAME)
Thurs. 27 SYR   7:05 pm
Fri. 28     BUF    7:05 pm
Sat. 29     BUF   6:35 pm
Sun. 30    BUF   5:05 pm

May
Mon. 8     COL   7:05 pm
Tues. 9     COL   7:05 pm
Wed. 10   COL   7:05 pm
Thurs. 11 COL 10:35 am (DAY GAME)
Fri. 12      TOL   7:05 pm (FIREWORKS)
Sat. 13     TOL    6:35 pm
Sun. 14    TOL    5:05 pm

Thurs. 18   GWN   7:05 pm
Fri. 19        GWN   7:05 pm  (FIREWORKS)
Sat. 20        GWN   6:35 pm  (FIREWORKS)
Sun. 21       GWN   5:05 pm

Tues. 30      ROC    5:05 pm
Wed. 31       ROC   7: 05 pm

June
Thurs. 1       ROC    7:05pm
Fri. 2            PAW    7:05 pm (FIREWORKS)
Sat. 3            PAW  6:35 pm (FIREWORKS)
Sun. 4           PAW 5:05pm

Thurs. 8       NOR  7:05 pm
Fri. 9            NOR  7:05 pm (FIREWORKS)
Sat. 10          NOR  6:35 pm (FIREWORKS)
Sun. 11         NOR  5:05 pm

Mon. 19       NOR 7:05 pm
Tues. 20       NOR  7:05 pm
Wed. 21        NOR 1:05 pm (DAY GAME)
Thurs. 22      NOR 7:05 pm
Fri. 23           CHA 7:05 pm (FIREWORKS)
Sat. 24           CHA 6:35 pm (FIREWORKS)
Sun. 25         CHA  5:05 pm

July
Sat. 1            USA Baseball
Mon. 3          USA Baseball
Tues. 4          CHA 6:05 pm (FIREWORKS)
Wed. 5           CHA 7:05 pm
Thurs. 6         CHA 7:05 pm
Fri. 7             TOL  7:05 pm (FIREWORKS)
Sat. 8            TOL  6:35 pm (FIREWORKS)
Sun. 9           TOL  5:05 pm

Mon. 17        IND  7:05 pm
Tues. 18        IND  7:05 pm
Wed. 19        IND  7:05 pm
Thurs. 20      LHV 7:05 pm
Fri. 21           LHV 7:05 pm (FIREWORKS)
Sat. 22           LHV 6:35 pm (FIREWORKS)
Sun. 23          LHV  5:05 pm

August
Tues. 1           CHA  7:05 pm
Wed. 2           CHA  7:05 pm
Thurs. 3         CHA  7:05 pm

Mon. 7           LOU  7:05 pm
Tues. 8           LOU  7:05 pm
Wed. 9           LOU  7:05 pm
Thurs. 10       SWB  7:05 pm
Fri. 11            SWB  7:05 pm (FIREWORKS)
Sat. 12            SWB  6:35 pm (FIREWORKS)
Sun. 13           SWB  5:05 pm

Mon. 21         GWN  7:05 pm
Tues. 22         GWN  7:05 pm
Wed. 23          GWN  7:05 pm
Thurs. 24        GWN  7:05 pm
Fri. 25             NOR  7:05 pm (FIREWORKS)
Sat. 26             NOR  6:35pm (FIREWORKS)
Sun. 27            NOR  5:05 pm



The Durham Bulls Baseball Schedule is subject to change.  Please call 919-956-BULL to confirm the times.  Morehead Manor is not responsible for posting any changes to the Durham Bulls schedule.

We look forward to hosting you when you attend our local Durham Bulls ball games.  The Durham Bulls are the most famous minor league baseball team in America and we are the #1 black-owned bed and breakfast in America.  We host guests from all over the world.  Whether you are a huge baseball fan or would like to see your first American baseball game, we are happy to have you as guests at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast in Durham.


Durham has MERIT: Medicine, Education, Research, Industry, and Technology 28 Jan 2017, 4:39 pm


Durham has MERIT.  This acronym stands for Medicine, Education, Research, Industry, and Technology.  Durham city is the heart of Durham county and home to Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast.  We are the #1 black-owned bed and breakfast in America (according to Black Enterprise magazine).

Did you know that nearly 1 in 3 people in Durham work in a health-related field?  In fact, Durham has six modern hospitals including the world renown Duke University Hospital and Medical Center. Durham offers incredible medical care and advanced treatment options.

Durham is home to both Duke University and North Carolina Central University (NCCU).  Did you know that the first publicly supported liberal arts college for African Americans in the country is NCCU? To this day, this university carries on the legacy of training new leaders for the future of our world.  Durham is also home to two distinguished high schools, the North Carolina School for Science and Math and well as the Durham School of the Arts.

Durham is part of the Research Triangle Park which is the leading and largest high tech research and science park in North America.  Founded in 1959, this 7,000-acre namesake for the triangle region (Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill) is 2 miles wide and 8 miles across.  It is affiliated with 3 major research universities: Duke University, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University in Raleigh which have leading professors, scholars, researchers, and writers.

As a leader in industry, Durham was named one of the best places to start a career in.  In addition to the innovative research happening in this area, there are plenty of entrepreneurs. Named the "Tastiest Town in the South", there are dozens of acclaimed restaurants, eateries, and food trucks in Durham. Durham also named the small city with the second most economic potential in America.

There are plenty of artists, musicians, and other creative people who help add to Durham's unique and welcoming community of passionate people.  In fact, Morehead Manor is within walking distance to one of the most popular theaters in the country: the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) which offers Broadway plays and features famous entertainers.

Durham is home to leading tech companies including IBM, Cree, and more.  Not to mention near the Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE).  In fact, Durham was named America's 8th leading high-tech metro.

Our friendly and energetic Bull City is full of fun things to do.  Guests come to Durham for a variety of reasons including our food, music, entertainment, colleges, science, medicine, and technology. There are also incredible shopping opportunities as well as museums and historical sites.  We invite you to stay as our guest.  We appreciate our guests and prepare complimentary fresh gourmet breakfasts each morning.

Durham's African American Heritage 16 Jan 2017, 5:30 am


Durham's African American Heritage will be honored during February which is known as Black History Month.  Events include a diverse film festival, storytelling and music, star gazing, a motorized guided tour of Durham, and an incredible art exhibit.

The Hayti Heritage Center (located at 804 Old Fayetteville Street in Durham) celebrates The Bull City's African-American heritage and its historic Hayti community, which was a thriving enclave in the early 20th century.  This annual film festival, occurring daily from February 9 through February 11, furthers that goal by showcasing diverse works by and about people of African descent.  It includes both short and feature-length films from an international cast of directors, as well as classic feature films.

On February 11, at Leigh Farm Park on 370 Leigh Farm Road in Durham from 2 to 3 pm, will be an hour of African and African-American storytelling and music featuring Emmy award-winner Willa Brigham.  Free event and all ages are welcome.

Historic Stagville and Morehead Planetarium, at 5828 Old Oxford Highway in Durham from 6 to 8 pm on February 17, will present a free stellar program that focuses on the astronomy and night sky myths and legends told in African cultures, as well as the related stories told by scientists today.  The program will begin with storytelling followed peering through telescopes for a constellation tour looking at the same stars as our ancestors.  In case of inclement weather, the program will take place entirely in the visitor center.

Tobacco Road Tours, located at 300 Blackwell Street in Durham, offers every Tuesday from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, a "Durham African American Cultural Heritage Tour" a motorized, professionally guided tour designed for guests seeking an educational, enlightening, and fun African American experience.  Explore the lives and accomplishments of African American North Carolinian's from the colonial, antebellum, and Civil War period to the Civil Rights era.  The tour costs $59 for adults, but only $20 for kids 8 to 14 years old.

From February 16 through July 16 of 2017 (excluding Mondays), the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University will feature an exhibit of art from Nina Chanel Abney called "Royal Flush."  This is the first solo exhibition in a museum for Abney, a 34-year-old artist from Chicago who Vanity Fair magazine identified as championing the Black Lives Matter movement.  The exhibition is a 10-year survey of approximately 30 of the artist's paintings, watercolors, and collages.

We welcome you to stay at Morehead Manor when you visit Durham, North Carolina.  Wake up to delicious and fresh gourmet breakfasts after you fall soundly asleep in our luxurious guest rooms.

Durham Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 9 Jan 2017, 8:00 pm



Durham celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with several events honoring his legacy.  

January 11 Celebration at First Presbyterian Church on Main Street at Noon will include remarks from local leaders, elected officials, and musical selections from the Durham City-County MLK Employee Choir

January 14 Remembering MLK's Legacy Through the Arts at W.D. Hill Recreation Center is a free event including Arts, Health, Dancing, Financial Wellness, Food, Performances, and more!

January 14 "Sounds of Justice and Inclusion, A Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." is an extraordinary concert with performances by John Brown's Little Big Band and the Durham Symphony Orchestra at Reynolds Industries Theater. Admission is $20 but free for students and seniors 65 and older.  

January 15 Duke University Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration at Page Auditorium is a service to remember, celebrate, and honor the work and ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Open to the public.

January 16 Birthday Party for MLK at Northgate Mall in Durham to celebrate MLK Day for the 8th year in a row from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm.  

January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Unity March and Rally begins at North Carolina Mutual Historic Landmark at 411 West Chapel Hill Street and concludes at First Presbyterian Church at 305 E Main Street in Durham.

February 4 The 15th Annual NC MLK Black History Month Parade starts at noon on Fayetteville Street from W. G. Pearson School all the way to North Carolina Central University in Durham.  Featuring marching bands, step teams, dance groups, school and church groups, cars, trucks, businesses, civic organization and more.

The Parade's theme is "Remaining Awake Through the Great Revolution" in honor the sermon he delivered by that name on March 31 in 1968 at the National Cathedral in Washington DC. The Divine Nine will serve as Grand Marshals. Although these 9 sororities and fraternities all differ in their founding principles in one way or another, they all come together as an unified body to create social change and leave the world a better place.

Founded on the similar principles of service, social change, and the betterment of black men and women, many of our celebrated leaders within the black community are members of Divine Nine organizations. Celebrate the works and impact that each of these organizations and Dr. King have had and continue to have in communities of color all over the world as The Divine Nine is remaining awake through the great revolution.  

February 4 NC MLK Black History Month Step Show Competition at McDougald-McLendon Arena in Durham. Undergraduates compete against undergraduates and graduates compete against graduates.  Winners will be named in each category.

Morehead Manor is honored to be named the #1 black-owned bed and breakfast in America (according to Black Enterprise magazine). We welcome and host guests from all over the world right here in Durham, North Carolina.