Wednesday, March 04, 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


History Hunters: Land of the Longleaf
Wednesday, March 4, 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.

Find out about the trees that once kept an empire’s ships afloat, contributed to the pleasures of paved roads, and even caused financial booms and busts.

First Fridays at the Museum 
Friday, March 6, 5–9 p.m.

Visit The Story of North Carolina chronological history exhibition on the lobby level and the Starring North Carolina! film exhibit (admission required; last tickets sold at 8 p.m.) on the third floor. Before you leave, stop by the Museum Shop for a souvenir of your evening. The North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild will be organizing tastings of beer from Bear Creek Brews. 

Sports Legends: A Panel and Workshop for Youth

Saturday, March 7, 10 a.m.–noon
Ages 12 and up

Hear about sports careers past and present from some of our state’s sports legends, then take part in a gallery hunt through the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame to test your sports knowledge. 

Presented in partnership with Our Youth Matters, of Raleigh. 

Music of the Carolinas: Barleycorn & Rye 
Sunday, March 8, 3 p.m. 

This group’s acoustic folk music includes an exciting mix of jigs, reels, and ballads that will make you want to dance and sing along to soak in their Irish and Celtic sounds. 
 Presented with PineCone and support from the North Carolina Museum of History Associates and Williams Mullen. 
History à la Carte: There’s Always Work at the Post Office
Wednesday, March 11, noon–1 p.m. 
Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Phil Rubio, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Rubio provides insight into his 2010 book, a look at the activist history of African American postal workers and how they helped transform black community development, the labor movement, and civil rights in general.

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