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Storytime in the Gallery

Storytime in the Gallery, every Thursday at 10 a.m.

April


Storytime in the Gallery

Ages 3 and up (with adult)
Thursday, April 24, 10–10:30 a.m.

Meet a staff member at the information desk and follow your guide to one of the museum galleries. There, you can look around and listen to a history-related story.


May

Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, May 1, 10–10:30 a.m.
Ages 3 and up (with adult)

Meet a staff member at the information desk and follow your guide to one of the museum galleries. There, you can look around and listen to a history-related story.


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
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.


History Corner: A Is for . . . Architecture!

Wednesday, May 7, 10–11 a.m.
Ages 6–9 (with adult)
$1 per child
To register, call 919-807-7992.

Architects know the difference between a column and a cornice. You will, too, after attending this program!


History Hunters: The Perfect City

Wednesday, May 7, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Ages 10–13
$1 per child
To register, call 919-807-7992.

What makes a good city? How do leaders decide what people need where? Let’s talk about Raleigh and come up with our own ideal city.


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, May 8, 10–10:30 a.m.
Ages 3 and up (with adult)

Meet a staff member at the information desk and follow your guide to one of the museum galleries. There, you can look around and listen to a history-related story.


History Speaks

Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m.–noon
Ages 12 and up
Howard Craft, Playwright, Poet, and Author

Come and enjoy a unique look at The Story of North Carolina. Craft will choose an exhibit object that “speaks” to him, inspiring him to write a verse. After hearing his work, you may write about an object that inspires you. Selected works will appear on the museum’s Facebook page in time for Mother’s Day.

Music of the Carolinas: Cane Creek Cloggers

Sunday, May 11, 3 p.m.

You’ll be tapping your foot and slapping your knee as this dance troupe shares, promotes, and teaches the enjoyment of old-time clogging, “flatfooting,” and buck dancing in the heritage of the American South.

Presented with PineCone and support from the North Carolina Museum of History Associates, Williams Mullen, and Harry’s Guitar Shop of Raleigh.


Time for Tots: Start Your Engines

Tuesday, May 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.


History à la Carte: “Th’ Bullfrog”

Wednesday, May 14, noon–1 p.m.
Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Willard “Th’ Bullfrog” McGhee

Many are familiar with the delta and Chicago versions, but the Piedmont blues embody a distinct sound and rhythm and their own set of lyrical themes. Musician McGhee carries on the legacy of Piedmont blues greats and pioneers like Blind Boy Fuller and Floyd Council.

Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, May 15, 10–10:30 a.m.
Ages 3 and up (with adult)

Meet a staff member at the information desk and follow your guide to one of the museum galleries. There, you can look around and listen to a history-related story.


An Evening with Woodward and Bernstein

Thursday, May 15, 7 p.m.
Fletcher Opera Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh
Tickets: $35, $50, $75; contact Ticketmaster (800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com/venue/115203) or visit the Duke Energy Center Box Office on Wilmington Street.

Join us in welcoming the two Pulitzer Prize winners, Bob Woodward (left) and Carl Bernstein (right), who broke a story about the Watergate break-in and helped bring about the downfall of President Richard M. Nixon. David Crabtree, award-winning anchor/reporter for WRAL-TV, will moderate the evening.

Presented with support from the North Carolina Museum of History Foundation, the News & Observer, First Tennessee Bank, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Goodnight Educational Foundation, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. Howard.

Proceeds benefit the North Carolina Museum of History.

Make It, Take It: Army Patches and Badges

Saturday, May 17, 1–3 p.m. (drop-in program)

Visit the museum’s military history gallery, A Call to Arms, then make a World War II soldier patch or badge for Memorial Day.

Cedars in the Pines in the Kitchen

Saturdays, May 17 and 24, 1 p.m.

Explore the foods that made the trip from Lebanon to North Carolina. What foods survived the journey intact, what foods didn’t, and what foods were changed?

Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble

Sunday, May 18, 2 p.m.
Dr. Gregg Gelb, Director

The Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble features advanced high school musicians who study and perform the best of big-band jazz. Enjoy Duke Ellington compositions, a variety of big band music from the swing era, and some Latin jazz.


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, May 22, 10–10:30 a.m.
Ages 3 and up (with adult)

Meet a staff member at the information desk and follow your guide to one of the museum galleries. There, you can look around and listen to a history-related story.


Cedars in the Pines in the Kitchen

Saturday, May 24, 1 p.m.

Explore the foods that made the trip from Lebanon to North Carolina. What foods survived the journey intact, what foods didn’t, and what foods were changed?

Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, May 29, 10–10:30 a.m.
Ages 3 and up (with adult)

Meet a staff member at the information desk and follow your guide to one of the museum galleries. There, you can look around and listen to a history-related story.


Saturdays in the Garden

Saturday, May 31, 1:30–2:30 p.m.

Join the museum’s garden staff for an informal tour of the History of the Harvest exhibit along Bicentennial Plaza and see what’s going on out there! Tours begin at the information desk in the lobby.


Join us at the Ritmo Latino Festival!

Saturday, May 31, noon–7 p.m.
Downtown Cary

Stop by the museum’s table at the 10th annual Ritmo Latino Festival. This free family festival showcases Latino culture with live music, vendors, artists, foods, dance lessons for adults, and activities for children.


June

Time for Tots: Skiffs, Sharpies, and Sailing Ships

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

Discover different kinds of boats, and make a sailing vessel to take home.


History Corner: Stagville in Black and White

Wednesday, June 4, 10–11 a.m.
Ages 6–9 (with adult)
$1 per child
To register, call 919-807-7992.

Can pictures tell stories? Why, yes. See how as we investigate the photo exhibit Stagville: Black & White.


History Hunters: Stories in Black and White

Wednesday, June 4, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Ages 10–13
$1 per child
To register, call 919-807-7992.

Places have stories to tell, just like people do. Find out how photographer Brenda Scott discovered stories—and local history—through her camera lens while putting together the new exhibit Stagville: Black & White.


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, June 5, 10–10:30 a.m.
Ages 3 and up (with adult)

Meet a staff member at the information desk and follow your guide to one of the museum galleries. There, you can look around and listen to a history-related story.


Saturdays in the Garden

Saturday, June 7, 1:30–2:30 p.m.

Join the museum’s garden staff for an informal tour of the History of the Harvest exhibit along Bicentennial Plaza and see what’s going on out there! Tours begin at the information desk in the lobby.

Music of the Carolinas: The Gravy Boys

Sunday, June 8, 3 p.m.

The Gravy Boys perform acoustic Americana music that features heartfelt vocal harmonies, boot-stomping rhythms, lively stage banter, and honest musicianship. Since 2004, and through three albums of original music, the Gravy Boys have proven themselves storytellers who spin their tales with tight vocals and a vintage acoustic backdrop.

Presented with PineCone and support from the North Carolina Museum of History Associates, Williams Mullen, and Harry’s Guitar Shop of Raleigh. 


Time for Tots: Skiffs, Sharpies, and Sailing Ships

Tuesday, June 10, 10–10:45 a.m.
Ages 3–5 (with adult)
$1 per child
To register, call 919-807-7992.

Learn about different kinds of boats, and make a sailing vessel to take home.


History à la Carte: Stagville in Black & White

Wednesday, June 11, noon–1 p.m.
Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Dr. Brenda Scott, Photographer

Scott will discuss some of the discoveries she made in relating the past to the present while creating the exhibit Stagville: Black & White.

Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, June 12, 10–10:30 a.m.
Ages 3 and up (with adult)

Meet a staff member at the information desk and follow your guide to one of the museum galleries. There, you can look around and listen to a history-related story.


Make It, Take It: Mix that Media!

Saturday, June 14, noon–3 p.m. (drop-in program)

Watch Alyssa Hinton during her Artist at Work program, then create a simple mixed-media picture to take home.


Second Saturday: Artist at Work: Alyssa Hinton

Saturday, June 14, noon–3 p.m.

Hinton is an internationally known mixed-media artist inspired by her North Carolina Indian heritage. Watch her create work that combines Native American tradition with a contemporary edge.

Cedars in the Pines: The Film

Sunday, June 15, 2 p.m.

Dr. Akram Khater, Director, Middle East Studies and the Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies, NCSU

Watch the documentary that led to the development of this current exhibit. The film brings light to the journeys that ended in settlement in North Carolina—and balancing two homes, one of the past and one of the present.


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, June 19, 10–10:30 a.m.
Ages 3 and up (with adult)

Meet a staff member at the information desk and follow your guide to one of the museum galleries. There, you can look around and listen to a history-related story.


Pirates, Ahoy!

Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m.–noon
Ages 5–8 (with adult)
$10 per child; $8, museum members
Space is limited; to register, call 919-807-7992.

Calling all buccaneers!
Set sail for the museum to hear tales about Blackbeard and other seafarers and to make crafts. You might even challenge a real pirate to a sword fight.


Art Pottery Roadshow

Saturday, June 21, 1 p.m.

A. Everette James, Terry Zug, Steve Compton

Three authorities on the art pottery movement in North Carolina will discuss how different potters’ styles have changed and evolved through the years.


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, June 26; 10–10:30 a.m.
Ages 3 and up (with adult)

Meet a staff member at the information desk and follow your guide to one of the museum galleries. There, you can look around and listen to a history-related story.


Teacher Workshop: Hidden Histories: Colonization, Revolution, and the New Nation

Thursday–Friday, June 26–27; TBA
Register by Friday, June 13, at humanities.unc.edu/civics/upcoming-trainings/#hh

Dr. Reginald Hildebrand, UNC–Chapel Hill
Dr. Wayne Lee, UNC–Chapel Hill
Dr. Kathleen Duval, UNC–Chapel Hill

A sample of the sessions offered for this month’s K–12 teacher program include “A Parallel Struggle for Freedom: African Americans in the Revolutionary War” (Hildebrand), “Bloody North Carolina: Colonial Conflicts and Clashes” (Lee), and “Native Ground: Indian Culture and the Impact of Colonization” (Duval).