North Carolina Museum of History


Carolina Bluegrass Exhibit, Performances, Programs & Jam Session at N.C. Museum of History

MUSEUM PRESENTS FREE BLUEGRASS EXHIBIT, PERFORMANCES AND MORE RALEIGH, NC August 6, 2014 – The N.C. Museum of History is jumping on the bluegrass bandwagon with an exhibit, performances and programs to celebrate Raleigh’s second year of hosting the International Bluegrass Music Association’s annual conference and Wide Open Bluegrass festival. […]


Swashbuckling Fun – Pirate Makes Appearance During Museum Program

PIRATE MAKES APPEARANCE DURING MUSEUM PROGRAM Calling all buccaneers ages 5 to 8! Meet a pirate and challenge him to a sword fight. Listen to tales of infamous seafarers, such as Blackbeard, Calico Jack and Anne Bonney, and make a seaworthy craft during the program Pirates, Ahoy! at the N.C. […]


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. […]


New River to Camp Lejeune

RALEIGH, NC December 20, 2013 – A German Shepard is trained to carry messages during World War II. Image from the N.C. Museum of History On December 20, 1942, Marine Barracks Camp Lejeune was named in honor of the 13th Commandant and Commanding General of the 2nd Army Division in […]


October Programs at the N.C. Museum of History

RALEIGH, NC September 4, 2013 — October programs will cover a range of topics at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. For example, the governor’s gardener, Gerald Adams, will highlight the history of the Executive Mansion and its gardens. Children’s programs will focus on El Diá de los Muertos, […]


Film Screening of the “Guestworker” at the North Carolina Museum of History

Raleigh, NC Feb. 25, 2013 – The film The Guestworker documents a very grueling season on a North Carolina farm. Meet one of its filmmakers, Charlie Thompson, and hear the story of Don Candelario Moreno, a 66-year-old Mexican farmer who has been coming to North Carolina since the 1960s as […]


Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse Confederate Flag Conserved

The 26th Regiment N.C. Troops, Reactivated, Funds Conservation of BATTLE OF SPOTSYLVANIA COURTHOUSE Confederate Flag   Raleigh, NC Feb. 19, 2013 – During the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse on May 12, 1864, a Union soldier ripped the battle flag of the 1st Regiment North Carolina State Troops from its staff […]


What Happened to the Lost Colony?

Raleigh, NC – What if the Lost Colony was never lost? What if the survivors left Roanoke Island and made it to Georgia? A series of engraved stones, called the Dare stones, were discovered in the 1930s and tell a tale of how the survivors traveled by land to South Carolina […]


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 […]