North Carolina museums


Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum: 2014 September Events

HATTERAS, NC August 19, 2014:   Salty Dawgs: History and the Hatteras Island Ecology Part 1 September 2, 2 p.m. Meet and experience a presentation by Dave Kelmer, a resident expert on historic Hatteras ecology and changes made to the environment by European settlers. Free admission. Email: maryellen.riddle@ncdcr.gov. 252-986-2995, Graveyard […]


Closing of Cultural Resources Historic Sites and Museums

RALEIGH, NC Jan. 25, 2013 – The following state historic sites and museums are closed or will close early due to weather conditions. To determine if a venue has re-opened, please call the venue directly. The State Library/State Archives Building in downtown Raleigh is also closed to the public. Alamance Battleground, Burlington. […]


SECCA Attendance Up 25% from January – June 2012 over the last year

WINSTON-SALEM – SECCA is getting its groove back. More and more people from the community are visiting SECCA’s ever changing exhibits and bringing friends with them. The result is a spike in attendance of 25 per cent increase in visitors between January and the end of June compared with the same time […]


Pasquotank-Camden Library to Display Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit

ELIZABETH CITY – Determination, commitment and pride are among many characteristics of North Carolinians depicted in the Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit. The exhibit commemorates North Carolina’s role in the Civil War (1861-1865). It will visit the Pasquotank-Camden Library at 100 East Colonial Avenue, Elizabeth City, from […]


Fiery Revolutionary War Battle Re-enactment at House in the Horseshoe

SANFORD – See one of America’s most authentic Revolutionary War re-enactments on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5, at the House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site.  The event was chosen as one of America’s Top 20 events for August in the southeastern U.S. by the Southeast Tourism Society.  While the event is free, donations are […]


Historian Andrew Duppstadt Explores Civil War Naval History

SPENCER – As part of the sesquicentennial observances of the Civil War, the N.C. Transportation Museum presents Civil War transportation history with some of the most interesting vessels to take to the water.  N.C. Civil War Ironclads, with historian Andrew Duppstadt, will be held at the Bob Julian Roundhouse Orientation […]


North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Salutes Civil Air Patrol

RALEIGH – During World War II, the arrival of the North Carolina Civil Air Patrol (CAP) dramatically reduced the German sinking of American vessels off the North Carolina coast.  In recognition of the valuable service the Civil Air Patrol provided, a N.C. Highway Historical Marker will be dedicated on Saturday, […]


2nd Saturdays Fun July 14 at Tryon Palace

Tryon Palace will showcase authentic North Carolina culture and heritage on Saturday, July 14, in the second installment of the popular three-part summer program “2nd Saturdays.” The theme for July at Tryon Palace in New Bern is “Our Heritage by Hand.”  Artists include New Bern craftsman John Hodge who will […]


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 […]