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Durham County Library Hosts Program on Duke Homestead and The American Tobacco Company

Program: Bullish on Durham: Duke Homestead and The American Tobacco Company
Date: Monday, January 6
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host Jennifer Dawn Farley, manager of Duke Homestead State Historic Site, for a presentation and discussion of her new book, Duke Homestead and The American Tobacco Company, at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 6 at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St.

The book highlights the effect of both tobacco and the Duke family on Durham. Duke University, Duke Hospital and Duke Energy as well as local churches, orphanages, textile mills, banks and railroads can all trace their roots to the Duke family. The Duke’s fortunes grew alongside that of the city.

Farley has worked with the North Carolina Division of State Historic Sites since 1998. Before arriving at Duke Homestead, she was the manager at Historic Stagville, also in Durham.

This program is co-sponsored Duke University Libraries and Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268.

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or


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