N.C. Museum of History

Celebrate Lebanese Culture at August Festival at NC Museum of History

Celebrate Lebanese Culture at August Festival RALEIGH, NC July 16, 2014 – From belly dancing to baklava, the event Cedars in the Pines on the Plaza will be a celebration of Lebanese culture. This free festival takes place on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the […]

Art Pottery Roadshow – Bring up to two pieces of your NC pottery

Bring Up to Two Pieces of Your North Carolina Pottery! ART POTTERY ROADSHOW AT MUSEUM RALEIGH, NC June 12, 2014 – Bring up to two pieces of your North Carolina pottery and learn more about them from experts! Three authorities on the art pottery movement in North Carolina — A. […]

July Programs at N.C. Museum of History

RALEIGH, NC June 9, 2014 – Before air-conditioning, North Carolinians had innovative ways to survive summer’s sizzling heat: iceboxes, swimming holes and other cool comforts. In July at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh, two children’s programs will focus on old-fashioned ways folks used to beat the heat. Adults […]

Russian Exhibits Extended Through March 9 at NC Museum of History

RALEIGH, NC Feb. 20, 2014 – Due to the immense popularity of two Russian exhibitions at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh, the museum is extending the closing date to Sunday, March 9, instead of closing March 5. Now there are four extra days to see The Tsars’ Cabinet: […]

Watergate: Political Scandal and the Presidency

RALEIGH, NC Feb. 6, 2014 – What was it like to be at the center of the Watergate political scandal, an event that rocked the nation? For North Carolinians Rufus Edmisten and Eugene Boyce, jaw-dropping revelations during the investigation of then president Richard Nixon were all in a day’s work. […]

Free Programs Complement Cedars in the Pines Exhibition

RALEIGH, NC Feb. 3, 2014 – The exhibit Cedars in the Pines will open Saturday, Feb. 22, at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Take advantage of these free programs and a festival that complement the exhibit, on view through Aug. 31, 2014. Exhibit admission and weekend parking are […]

Sons of Confederate Veterans Funds Conservation of Another Battle Flag at Museum of History

RALEIGH, NC December 16, 2013 – On Nov. 21, 2013, members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 379 in Marion, presented an $8,200 check to staff at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. The funds will be used for specialized conservation treatment of a battle flag carried by the […]

Civil War Flags Conservation Webcast from the N.C. Museum of History Dec. 10

RALEIGH, NC December 3, 2013 – So fierce was the fighting at the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse in May 1864 during the Civil War that the regiment flag of the 1st Regiment N.C. State Troops was ripped from its pole during hand to hand combat between the flag bearer and a […]

Was I Born for This? North Carolina Slave Voices

RALEIGH, NC November 4, 2013 – Walk through the lives of enslaved persons in North Carolina as told in their own words. Based on interviews, narratives and poetry, their experiences before and soon after the Civil War will be highlighted in the program Was I Born for This? North Carolina […]

Civil War Photography Exhibit “Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory” Travels to Wake Public Library for March Display

RALEIGH, NC Feb. 26, 2013 – Destruction was felt around homes and communities in North Carolina as backyards were turned into battlefields during the Civil War (1861-1865). Widespread suffering impacted all North Carolinians regardless of race, class and gender. The involvement of Confederate soldiers, African Americans and women is depicted […]