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Make It, Take It: North Carolina Nesting Dolls
Saturday, December 7
1–3 p.m. (drop-in program)
Make a paper version of this traditional Russian toy and catch local author Jacqueline Ogburn, reading from her book, during her author program (see listing below).
Author Program: The Magic Nesting Doll
Saturday, December 7
Jacqueline K. Ogburn, Author
Young Katya begins a journey armed only with her grandmother’s Russian nesting doll, which produces a magical helper each time she opens it. Join this Tar Heel author as she reads from her children’s book, which was inspired by Russian folktales. A signing session will follow.
Music of the Carolinas: Gmish Klezmer Band
Sunday, December 8
Come and hear klezmer—equal parts fiddle, clarinet, and accordion—in a style that blends flashier concert customs with down-home dance traditions. Presented with PineCone, and support from the North Carolina Museum of History Associates, Williams Mullen, WLHC-FM/WLQC-FM, and Harry’s Guitar Shop of Raleigh.
Time for Tots: Holiday Lights
Tuesday, December 10
Ages 3–5 (with adult)
$1 per child
To register, call 919-807-7992.
From lights to menorahs to kinaras—find out what these holiday symbols mean. Hear a story and make a seasonal craft to take home.
History à la Carte: Everything Sings
Wednesday, December 11
Bring your lunch; beverages provided.
Denis Wood, Former Professor of Design, NCSU
Wood will discuss his atlas of the Boylan Heights neighborhood and the inspiration behind his artistic maps. Much of this work was assembled into his book Everything Sings: Maps for a Narrative Atlas.
Capitol Tree Lighting
Thursday, December 12
5–7:30 p.m. (museum and Museum Shop open)
6:30 p.m. (tree-lighting ceremony on the Capitol grounds)
Bring the family to this annual event. Seasonal music and hands-on fun will highlight this evening at the museum. The museum's two Russian exhibits, The Tsars' Cabinet and Windows into Heaven, will be open from 5 to 7:30 p.m.: $5 per person; children ages 6 and under are FREE.