NC museums


N.C. Museum of History Wins 2012 AASLH Award of Merit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announces that the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh is the recipient of an Award of Merit from the AASLH Leadership in History Awards for the exhibit The Story of North Carolina. The AASLH Leadership in History […]


Makin’ Bowls at the N.C. Museum of History

Raleigh, NC – As part of the statewide 2nd Saturdays series, the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh presents Makin’ Bowls, featuring woodworker Louis Sachs. Stop by the museum on Saturday, July 14, from 1 to 3 p.m., when this talented woodworker will show bowls at various stages of completion […]


Civil War scenes through the Lens of the Magic Lantern

MANTEO – A Civil War photography presentation will be held on Saturday, July 14, in the Meeting Room at Roanoke Island Festival Park from 2-3 p.m. Jointly hosted with Outer Banks History Center, it will feature Civil War historian, Dennis Schurr. The event is free and open to the public. The […]


Next Installment of African American Lecture Series Comes to Tryon Palace July 19

NEW BERN – On Thursday, July 19, Tryon Palace hosts LeRae Umfleet as she presents her lecture “Differing Views, NC Women on the Homefront 1860 – 1865.” The lecture is at 7:00 p.m. in the North Carolina History Center’s Cullman Performance Hall, 529 S. Front Street in New Bern. Admission […]


Tango! The Song! The Dance! The Obsession!

Raleigh, NC – Tango pianist William McNeill spreads the joy of Argentine tango by exploring its exotic allure. During the free program Tango! The Song! The Dance! The Obsession! on Wednesday, July 25, at 12:10 p.m. at the North Carolina Museum of History, he will give a brief history of […]


Norfolk Southern Heritage Locomotives: A Family Portrait, Gets Bigger As Event Approaches

The Norfolk Southern Heritage Locomotives: A Family Portrait event at the N.C. Transportation Museum July 3 and 4 continues to grow to historic proportions.  The event celebrates Norfolk Southern Corporation’s 30th Anniversary, created by the merger of Southern Railway and Norfolk Western Railway.  These two companies, however, were the product […]


It’s Electrifying! New Exhibit at the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex

Fayetteville, NC – On Saturday, July 14, the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex will open the exhibit It’s Electrifying! This traveling exhibit from the North Carolina Museum of History highlights how the distribution of electric power changed lives throughout the state in the early twentieth century. Electric power […]


Roanoke Island Festival Park: N.C. A&T Presents “Songs I Have Always Wanted To Sing”

MANTEO – North Carolina AT State University returns to Roanoke Island Festival Park with the production, “Songs I have Always Wanted To Sing” on July 2-6 at 7 p.m. in the Indoor Theatre. Have you ever wanted to sing like Celine Dion or Garth Brooks or even Diana Ross? This musical odyssey is […]


Roanoke Island Festival Park Exhibit Explores the Civil War and the Sea

ROANOKE ISLAND – The exhibit, Workboats and Watermen in the Civil War, honors the State of North Carolina’s Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the Civil War. It can be seen daily at Marshes Lighthouse located on the Manteo Waterfront through September 4, 2012. The Battle of Roanoke Island, fought on February 8, 1862, […]


Artist’s Images Invite Audience to Re-imagine Effects of Conflict

WINSTON-SALEM – Curtis Mann’s photography transports you to memories of news reports from international war zones. Yet, when you study the images, you find a new mystifying narrative opens up. The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) will be opening a new photography exhibition Curtis Mann: Modifications on June 28. The […]