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Monday, May 25, 2015

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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.


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

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Free (charge for some special exhibits)

Featured Exhibits


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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 > 

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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

Film Screening: Farmland 

Friday, May 29, 7–9 p.m.
Not rated; run time: 77 min.

Award-winning director James Moll traveled across the country to meet farmers and ranchers in their 20s who are now responsible for running their own farms. Q&A with local farmers will follow the screening. 


Saturdays in the Garden
Saturday, May 30, 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. Tours begin at the information desk in the lobby.


First Fridays at the Museum 
Friday, June 5, 5–9 p.m.

Visit The Story of North Carolina chronological history exhibition on the lobby level and the Starring North Carolina! film exhibit (half-priced admission; last tickets sold at 8 p.m.) on the third floor. Before you leave, stop by the Museum Shop to look for a souvenir. The North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild will be organizing tastings of beer from Gizmo Brew Works during the evening.

Exhibit Opening: Hey America!: Eastern North Carolina and the Birth of Funk 
Saturday, June 6 

Audio and video clips help illuminate the roles of African American musicians from eastern North Carolina who played prominent roles in the creation of funk—a genre of highly danceable music that helped integrate dance floors across America during the middle and late 1960s. 


History à la Carte: Drumming Up the Funk!
Wednesday, June 10, noon–1 p.m. 
Bring your lunch; beverages provided. 

Sam Lathan, Drummer

Lathan was one of the many musicians from eastern North Carolina who influenced funk music—and even played drums for the James Brown Band. He will talk about his experiences in the early funk music scene and about traveling the world with Brown. 

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

 
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