More than 50 people joined the Museum of Durham History at Ar-Razzaq Islamic Center on Saturday for a community history event Memories & Mementos. 

Volunteers from the Museum of Durham History, Ar-Razzaq Islamic Center, As Salaam Islamic Center (Raleigh), and Duke Muslim Students Association digitized and documented more than 50 photos, pamphlets, books, letters scrapbooks, school uniforms, and other treasures. We also recorded about 25 stories and memories in audio and video form. Everyone enjoyed bean soup and whole wheat rolls thanks to Beatrice Sabir and Verbena Sabir.

You can check out some photos and videos below. We’re especially grateful to the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art for their support of this project and also to Story Kiosk for digital equipment.