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Wednesday, July 01, 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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Hours
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

Admission

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

History Hunters: Lighthouses and Surfmen

Wednesday, July 1, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. 
Ages 10–13 
$3 per child; $1 for museum members (plus state and local taxes)
To register, click here. For information, call 919-807-7988.
 
Would you brave the Graveyard of the Atlantic? Early sailors had to. See how North Carolinians helped them when peril struck off our coast.
Storytime in the Gallery
Thursdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23
10–10:30 a.m. Ages 3 and up (with adult) 

Meet a staff member at the information desk and follow your guide to one of the museum galleries. There, you can look around and listen to a history-related story. Topics change every week! 
First Fridays at the Museum
Friday, July 3

While the museum is open during the day, note that evening events for First Fridays at the Museum have been canceled.
Independence Day 
Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Enjoy some festivities downtown, then cool off with a visit to our galleries, including Starring North Carolina!
Time for Tots: Stars and Stripes
Tuesday, July 7 or 14, 10–10:45 a.m.
Ages 3–5 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for museum members (plus state and local taxes)
To register, click here. For information, call 919-807-7979.

Learn about the parts and designs of a flag, then make your own flag to fly at home!

History à la Carte: Southern Impressions 
Wednesday, July 8, noon–1 p.m. 
Bring your lunch; beverages provided. 

Michael A. Ausbon, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts

An exhibit opening in December, 
Southern Impressions: Paintings from the James-Farmer Collection, will explore stories of southern people, culture, and landscape through loaned paintings and museum artifacts. Ausbon will discuss details of this upcoming exhibit, which features a painting collection from Dr. Everette James and Dr. Nancy Farmer.


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