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Mr. Robert C. Doherty
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North Carolina Museum of History Foundation






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

Sunday: Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Closed New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.


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5 East Edenton Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
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919-807-7900

Admission

Free (charge for some special exhibits)

Featured Exhibits


 

Stagville: Black & White

March 1, 2014-January 25, 2015

Photographer Brenda Scott showcases the natural beauty of Historic Stagville while capturing the spirit of those who once lived there and connecting the past and the present in this exhibit of her work. Learn more >
 

North Carolina and the Civil War: The Bitter End, 1864–1865


The third and final exhibit in the Civil War sesquicentennial series begins in the spring of 1864, when heavy fighting in Virginia was thinning the ranks of Tar Heel troops, and closes with the surrender of the CSS Shenandoah in Liverpool, England on November 6, 1865. Learn more>

Watergate: Political Scandal & the Presidency
May 17, 2013–August 10, 2014

This national political scandal engrossed Americans in the early 1970s as a Congressional Committee, led by North Carolina Senator Sam Ervin, investigated the Nixon White House. Findings ultimately led to President Richard M. Nixon’s resignation on August 9, 1974. Learn more

The Story of North Carolina

Permanent exhibit using artifacts, multimedia presentations, dioramas, interactives, and other components to chronicle life in North Carolina from the earliest inhabitants through the 20th century. Learn more


basketball  North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame
Audio, video, and interactive biographies, plus Richard Petty's stock car, Meadowlark Lemon's uniform, and other sports artifacts.

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Highlighted Events


Events Calendar >


Cedars in the Pines on the Plaza

Saturday, August 2, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Celebrate Lebanese culture with a day of dancing and music in Daniels Auditorium and foods and crafts on Bicentennial Plaza. The festival also will feature activities for children, even a scavenger hunt, and opportunities for photos. Click here for a press release about the event.


Time for Tots: Colonial Clothing

Tuesdays, August 5 and 12, 10–10:45 a.m.
Ages 3–5 (with adult)
$1 per child
To register, call 919-807-7992.

Discover how children and adults dressed in colonial times. Then decorate your own pocket to take home.

History Corner: Play Ball!

Wednesday, August 6, 10–11 a.m.
Ages 6–9 (with adult)
$1 per child
To register, call 919-807-7992.

What was baseball before it was baseball? Learn about rounders, townball, and similar historic games.

History Hunters: The Boys—and Girls—of Summer

Wednesday, August 6, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Ages 10–13
$1 per child
To register, call 919-807-7992.

Look back at sports history, and learn how leisure activities (and athletes) have changed over the last century.

Artist at Work: Susan Brabeau

Saturday, August 9, noon–3 p.m. (drop-in program)

Visit our old-time drugstore exhibit and see how artist Brabeau re-creates the past in her paintings.


Make It, Take It: Gallery Hunt

Saturday, August 9, noon–3 p.m. (drop-in program)

Join a scavenger hunt through our 1920s pharmacy gallery, then make a period toy to take home.


Sam Ervin and Watergate: 40 Years Later

Saturday, August 9, 2 p.m.

Dr. Karl Campbell, Appalachian State UniversityCampbell, author of Senator Sam Ervin, Last of the Founding Fathers (UNC Press, 2007), will moderate a panel discussion and Q&A session on Sam Ervin. Hear about Ervin’s time as chair of the Senate Watergate Committee from those who remember him best.


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  North Carolina Museum of History
  5 East Edenton Street
  Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  919-807-7900


   
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