Sunday, April 19, 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, Veteran's Day, 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

Starring North Carolina!
November 15, 2014- September 7, 2015

Starring North Carolina! is an exhibition that will serve as the centerpiece of a celebration of filmmaking in the Tar Heel State. In addition to the exhibit, our celebration will also feature a film series and a film festival. Learn more > 

North Carolina State Highway Patrol:
Service, Safety, Sacrifice

January 31-August 2, 2015


The North Carolina State Highway Patrol was created in 1929 to address the increase in motor vehicle traffic on the state’s highways and the resulting increase in fatalities. Learn aboutthe agency'srich history through artifacts and images in this lobby exhibit.
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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. Learn more >

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Highlighted Events

An Evening with David McCullough

Thursday, May 21, 7 p.m.
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh.
To purchase tickets, click here.
Call 919-807-7873 for more information.

Author David McCullough is widely acclaimed as a “master of the art of narrative history” and has received both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award (two times each), as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Join us in welcoming this distinguished writer for an evening of insights on the lessons of leadership he learned while writing his latest release: a biography of the Wright brothers.

Presented with support from the North Carolina Museum of History Foundation, the News & Observer, First Tennessee Bank, Goodnight Educational Foundation, The Sherrill Fund, Smith Family Foundation, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. Howard, Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Hoch, Jr., and Northwestern Mutual.

American POWs and Vietnamese Re-Education Camps

Friday, April 17, 7 p.m.

Cmdr. William Tschundy, Brig. Gen. Norman Gaddis, and Col. Hien Vo

These three men survived years of terror as prisoners of the North Vietnamese communist government during the Vietnam War—Tschundy and Gaddis, who were held as American POWs, and Vo, who was held in a “re-education” camp.

Sponsored in part by North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Inc. and the 50th Anniversary Commemoration Program.

Make It, Take It: Lighthouses
Saturday, April 18, 1–3 p.m. (drop-in program)

Set your course for the museum and learn about some of the lighthouses that line our coast. Then, make a paper lighthouse of your own.
Film Premiere: Around the World in Raleigh
Saturday, April 18, 3–5 p.m.
Free, but RSVPs are encouraged by calling (919) 782-0552 

Around the World in Raleigh, is a short film created by acclaimed filmmakers Marco Williams and Danielle Beverly. The film highlights the diversity of North Carolina's capital by seven high school students who take each other on a tour of places that are special to their heritage. Sponsored by The Nicholas Sparks Foundation and International Focus. 


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