Taylor Sexton Durham will head OctoberTour again

Published 12:01 am Friday, June 8, 2018

SALISBURY — Susan Sides, president of Historic Salisbury Foundation, has named Taylor Sexton Durham as chairwoman of the 2018 OctoberTour.

Durham held the same position for the highly successful 2017 tour.

A native of Salisbury and a graduate of Salisbury High School, she received her bachelor’s of fine arts degree in graphic design from Savannah College of Art and Design. Her time in Historic Savannah persuaded Sexton she wanted to return to Rowan County, the Historic Salisbury Foundation said in a news release.

Durham is co-owner with Megan Ferden of The Lettered Lily Design Studio, a graphic design studio downtown, where the foundation says she is attracted to the history and charm.

“She believes it is an asset to her business, which combines the traditions of hand-written stationery and correspondence with modern graphic design,” the foundation said.

“I am honored to chair OctoberTour again this year,” Durham said. “With the success of the 2017 tour and the architectural history that our county has to offer, I am excited to bring a new area of historic homes and sites to the tour this year.

“We will bridge Salisbury to the town of Spencer, showcasing unique and beautiful homes along the way, many of which are new to the OctoberTour and have historic integrity.”

Durham is seeking volunteers for the tour as well as artists and food trucks. Contact events@historicsalisbury.org with ideas or for more information.

Historic Salisbury Foundation also seeks OctoberTour sponsorships or is offering advertising opportunities.