Duke Regional is now home to a historical display highlighting our beginnings in the community. Purchased from the Museum of Durham History, this display was part of the museum’s exhibit focusing on Durham’s history of medicine and healthcare. The exhibit opened during the museum’s grand opening October 12, 2013, and was on display in their main gallery for six months.
The panels describe the beginnings of Watts and Lincoln Hospitals, which merged October 3, 1976, to form Durham County General Hospital (and today is called Duke Regional Hospital). The displays are mounted on the second floor of the main hospital and available for public viewing any time.
To learn more about our beginnings and history in the community, view our timeline.
To learn more about the Museum of Durham History, visit their website.