Museum of History: Author David McCullough Is Coming to Raleigh


RALEIGH, NC March 25, 2015 – Widely acclaimed as a “master of the art of narrative history,” author David McCullough has received both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award (two times each), as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

David McCullough portrait courtesy of William McCullough.

David McCullough portrait courtesy of William McCullough.

The distinguished writer will share the lessons on leadership he learned while researching his latest work, The Wright Brothers. Hear him during An Evening With David McCullough on Thursday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh.

Tickets for An Evening With David McCullough

The evening is presented and sponsored by the N.C. Museum of History Foundation and the Raleigh News & Observer, title sponsors of the event. Additional sponsors are First Tennessee Bank, Goodnight Educational Foundation, The Sherrill Fund, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. Howard, Smith Family Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Hoch Jr. and Northwestern Mutual.

The Wright Brothers book cover image courtesy of Simon & Schuster.

The Wright Brothers book cover image courtesy of Simon & Schuster.

General admission is $35 (balcony); $50 (orchestra); and $75 (box seats). Taxes and fees apply. Contact Ticketmaster (800-745-3000 or or visit the Duke Energy Center Box Office on Wilmington Street.

McCullough’s other books include The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris; 1776; and John Adams, which was published in 2001 and remains one of the most praised and widely read American biographies of all time.

For information about the N.C. Museum of History, call 919-807-7900 or access or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ or YouTube.


About the N.C. Museum of History

The N.C. Museum of History is located at 5 E. Edenton Street in downtown Raleigh. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The museum collects and preserves artifacts of North Carolina history and educates the public on the history of the state and the nation through exhibits and educational programs. Each year more than 300,000 people visit the museum to see some of the 150,000 artifacts in the museum collection. The Museum of History, within the Division of State History Museums, is part of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

About the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources

The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan W. Kluttz, NCDCR’s mission to enrich lives and communities creates opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state’s history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.

Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art, NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and economic stimulus engines for our state’s communities. NCDCR’s Divisions of Archives and Records, State Historic Sites, and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina’s rich cultural heritage. NCDCR’s State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state, developing and supporting access to traditional and online collections such as genealogy and resources for people who are blind and have physical disabilities.

NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported symphony orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives of North Carolina. NCDCR champions our state’s creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call 919-807-7300 or visit