St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation, Inc.
Hayti Heritage Center
804 Old Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 683-1709
Fax: (919) 682-5869
The St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation (SJHF), founded in 1975, is an African-American cultural and educational institution deeply rooted in the historic Hayti community of Durham, North Carolina. SJHF is dedicated to advancing cultural understanding through diverse programs that examine the experiences of Americans of African descent – locally, nationally and globally. The Foundation is committed to preserving, restoring and developing the Hayti Heritage Center, the former St. Joseph’s AME Church, a National Historic Landmark, as a cultural and economic anchor to the greater Durham community.
The St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation/Hayti Heritage Center is an agent of social change with a long-term commitment to utilizing the arts as a tool for bringing communities together and establishing common
ground. The Foundation is committed to providing the local community with leading African-American artists, theater productions and programs that define history and traditional techniques, as well as ceremonial, social, sacred and contemporary works. These programs consist of: Gallery Exhibitions, the Bull Durham Blues Festival, Blues in the Schools, Heritage Arts for Youth Residency Programs, Concert Series, Kwanzaa Celebration, Raise a Reader Book Fair, Black Diaspora Film Festival, the Jambalaya Soul Poetry Slam, Heritage Rhythm Dance Classes and facility rentals.
House Capacity: 350
Disciplines: Dance, Performance Art, Music, Theatre, Puppetry, Spoken Word, Multi-Discipline