Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ways to Give

Donor Testimony

Why I support the North Carolina Museum of History, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution...

Ms. Betty Ray McCain 
Foundation Board Member

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Monday–Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.


5 East Edenton Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
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Free (charge for some special exhibits)

Featured Exhibits

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The Story of
North Carolina

This major permanent exhibit traces life in North Carolina from the area’s first inhabitants through the 20th century. 
Picture of children in the Tar Heel Junior Historian Gallery History in Every Direction: Tar Heel Junior Historian Association Discovery Gallery

Learn history through fun and informative hands-on activities, along with award-winning projects by students from across North Carolina. 

picture of a basketball in the Sports Hall of FAme North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame

The hall of fame celebrated its 50th year in 2013. Enjoy audio, video, and interactive biographies as well as sports artifacts.

N.C. Sports Hall of Fame Web site
Fred's Finds: The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (in English)
Fred's Finds: The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (en Español)

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Highlighted Events

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 26

Museum closed. 

First Fridays at the Museum

Friday, December 4, 5–9 p.m.

Do you shop local for gifts? This special night will spotlight some North Carolina artisans featured in the Museum Shop with demonstrations and hands-on activities. Visit the shop and get a 20 percent discount on all items! During the evening, take a break with our three lobby-level exhibits, and taste samples of hard cider from Bull City Ciderworks in Durham or craft beer from Southern Pines Brewing Company in Southern Pines (organized by the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild), while their supplies last.

Due to the New Year’s Day holiday and a museum booking, no First Fridays events will be held in Jan. or Feb 2016.

Film Screening and Book Signing: Just an Overnight Guest

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2–4 p.m.
Click here to register for this program. For information, call 919-807-7979.

Eleanora E. Tate, Author, and Dr. Nancy Tolson, Assistant Director of African American Studies, University of South Carolina.

Just an Overnight Guest was a groundbreaking children’s book in 1980 because it explored the themes of abuse, foster care, adoption, and homelessness. Tate’s compassionate book was also this short film (not rated; run time: 38 min.), starring Richard Roundtree and Rosalind Cash. Following the film, Tolson will lead a discussion, Q&A session, and book signing with the author.

Members’ Annual Family Holiday Party

Sunday, December 6, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Ages 7 and up
$45 per person, $35 members
For information, call 919-807-7847.

Enjoy a visit with Santa, gingerbread houses, holiday crafts and treats, and more. 

History à la Carte: The History and Tastes of Lindley Mills

Wednesday, December 9, noon–1 p.m.
Bring your lunch; beverages provided.
Joe Lindley, President, Lindley Mills

Lindley Mills, on Cane Creek in Graham, was established by Thomas Lindley in 1755. Now, 220 years after its inception, direct descendants have restored the historic mill and, for the past 35 years, the ninth generation of Lindleys has been grinding organic grains there.
Enjoy bread baked with Lindley Mills flour courtesy of La Farm Bakery.

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North Carolina Museum of History
5 East Edenton Street Raleigh, North Carolina 27601 
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