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New Deal String Band
Wednesday, October 1, 5–7 p.m.
Hear the original members of this Raleigh-based band as they reunite for a special concert. The New Deal String Band achieved national fame as one of the pioneers of “newgrass”—a progressive style of bluegrass.
PineCone Bluegrass Jam
Thursday, October 2, 5–7 p.m.
Bring your instrument and your love of bluegrass to the Museum of History for a jam session.
Presented with PineCone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music.
History à la Carte: In the Shadow of the Blue Ridge
Wednesday, October 8, noon–1 p.m.
Bring your lunch; beverages provided.
Doug Porter Jr., Historic Site Manager, City of Raleigh
Porter will explore an important, but often overlooked, portion of North Carolina: Surry County and the North Carolina foothills—in many ways, a distinctive region with its own folkways and identity.
Fall Open House for Teachers
Thursday, October 9, 2014
4–5 p.m. Resource Fair
5–7:30 p.m. Workshops
For more information call 919-807-7982
Enjoy light refreshments, bust some history myths, and explore our legendary resources! CE certificates will be given at completion of the event. To register click here.
Starring North Carolina! Film Series: Maximum Overdrive
Friday, October 10, 6 p.m.
$5 per person; $4 for museum members
As we count down to the opening of Starring North Carolina!, join us on the second Friday of each month to celebrate the films of North Carolina. Speakers will introduce each film at 6 p.m. Admission tickets will be sold in the Museum Shop.
Make It, Take It: Face Jugs
Saturday, October 11, noon–3 p.m. (drop-in program)
Hear some North Carolina pottery history, and craft a little clay “face” of your own.
Saturdays in the Garden
Saturday, October 11, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Join the museum’s garden staff for an informal tour of the History of the Harvest exhibit along Bicentennial Plaza and see what’s going on! Tours begin at the information desk in the lobby.
Music of the Carolinas: Sara Grey & Kieron Means
Sunday, October 12, 3 p.m.
A love of old-time banjo music and traditional songs have led Grey and her son to collecting and performing folk songs and melodies from across America and Great Britain.
Presented with PineCone and support from the North Carolina Museum of History Associates and Williams Mullen.