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Friday, April 25, 2014

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Why I support the North Carolina Museum of History...


Mr. Robert C. Doherty
Board Member
North Carolina Museum of History Foundation






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Hours
Monday–Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Closed New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.


Address

5 East Edenton Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Google map
919-807-7900

Admission

Free (charge for some special exhibits)

Featured Exhibits


 

Stagville: Black & White

March 1, 2014-January 25, 2015

Photographer Brenda Scott showcases the natural beauty of Historic Stagville while capturing the spirit of those who once lived there and connecting the past and the present in this exhibit of her work. Learn more >
 

North Carolina and the Civil War: The Bitter End, 1864–1865


The third and final exhibit in the Civil War sesquicentennial series begins in the spring of 1864, when heavy fighting in Virginia was thinning the ranks of Tar Heel troops, and closes with the surrender of the CSS Shenandoah in Liverpool, England on November 6, 1865. Learn more>

Watergate: Political Scandal & the Presidency
May 17, 2013–August 10, 2014

This national political scandal engrossed Americans in the early 1970s as a Congressional Committee, led by North Carolina Senator Sam Ervin, investigated the Nixon White House. Findings ultimately led to President Richard M. Nixon’s resignation on August 9, 1974. Learn more

The Story of North Carolina

Permanent exhibit using artifacts, multimedia presentations, dioramas, interactives, and other components to chronicle life in North Carolina from the earliest inhabitants through the 20th century. Learn more


basketball  North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame
Audio, video, and interactive biographies, plus Richard Petty's stock car, Meadowlark Lemon's uniform, and other sports artifacts.

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Highlighted Events


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Tar Heel Junior Historian Annual Convention
Friday, April 25, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Each spring, the North Carolina Museum of History hosts the THJHA Annual Convention, where hundreds of junior historians from across the state gather for a fun, interesting, and educational day of hands-on workshops and activities. The day also includes the announcement of winners in the annual THJHA contests and award competitions. Click here at 2 p.m. to watch the live awards ceremony. For more information about this program, click here.


National History Day in North Carolina
Saturday, April 26

Students from throughout the state compete at this competition. History Day promotes interest in history among students and to assists teachers in relating history more effectively. Click here to watch the live awards ceremony at 2:45 p.m. For more information about this program, click here.


Reader’s Theater: Camp Followers

Friday, May 2, 7–9 p.m.
$5 per person, ages 13 and up; free, children 12 and under with adult
To register, call 919-807-7992.
Performance by Voices in Concert

Set in 1864 and based on actual events, this new drama by local playwright Rudy Wallace follows the trials of a group of newly liberated slaves who have been abandoned in Georgia during General Sherman’s historic March to the Sea. To purchase tickets click here.


Celebrate Preservation

Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday, May 4, noon–4 p.m.

Talk with representatives from the State Historic Preservation Office, the Office of State Archaeology, Preservation North Carolina, the museum, and other groups and professionals from across the state and discover how they work to save North Carolina’s treasures.

Celebration Preservation: Moving Midway  

Saturday, May 3, 1 p.m.
Godfrey Cheshire, Film Critic and Filmmaker

To escape urban sprawl, Midway Plantation, outside of Raleigh, was moved several miles to a safer location. Cheshire’s film follows this move and his cousin Charlie Hinton and family as they meet the other heirs of Midway’s past—descendants of former slaves.


Time for Tots: Start Your Engines

Tuesdays, May 6 and 13, 10–10:45 a.m.
Ages 3–5 (with adult)
$1 per child
To register, call 919-807-7992.

Rev up your engines for NASCAR. Try on some real racing equipment, learn about drivers, and make a racing flag to take home.



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