Monday, February 08, 2016

Support Your Museum

Mrs. Betty McCain, Board Member of the North Carolina Museum of History Foundation, explains why she supports the North Carolina Museum of History.

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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

Film and Discussion: Pardons of Innocence: The Wilmington Ten

Sunday, February 7, 2–5 p.m.
Not rated; run time: 120 min.
Cash Michaels, Wilmington Journal, and Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., President/CEO, National Newspaper Publishers Association
The Wilmington Ten: eight black students, a white female community organizer, and civil rights activist Chavis—convicted of firebombing and burning down a grocery store as well as a variety of shootings during 1971 protests for equal education in New Hanover County. This is the story of battles to clear their names that lasted for three decades. Staff writer Michaels will lead a panel discussion featuring Rev. Dr. Chavis after the film. 

History à la Carte: Flying Forward with Piedmont Airlines

Wednesday, February 10, noon–1 p.m.
Bring your lunch; beverages provided.
Bill Wilkerson, Retired Pilot, Piedmont Airlines, and Board Member, North Carolina Transportation Museum
Wilkerson set his sights on flight when he was 9. At 16, he started taking flying lessons, and by 21 he had his pilot’s license—ready to become the industry’s third African American pilot, working for Piedmont Airlines. Captain Wilkerson also helped launch Wheeler Airlines, the first black-owned airline. 

Jamming with Melvin Parker: Life on the Road with James Brown 

Thursday, February 11, 6 p.m.
Melvin Parker, Drummer

Parker, a native of Kinston, started playing with singer—and founding father of funk—James Brown during the 1960s. Among the music Parker will perform in this special one-hour jam session are “Out of Sight”; “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”; and “I Got You/I Feel Good”—all recorded in 1964 and 1965. 

Wine & Design: Southern Impressions 

Friday, February 26, 6 p.m.
$50 per person; $40 for Associates/museum members (plus state and local taxes)
Registration for the Wine & Design event. Limited space available. For information, call 919-807-7969.

Michael Ausbon, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts and Curator, Southern Impressions

Bring a friend or come solo, and paint like a pro! While Ausbon walks you through what makes southern art “southern,” an artist from Wine & Design’s Raleigh studio will lead you in creating a piece of your own. Wine and snacks included in fee.

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

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