Monday, January 26, 2015

Ways to Give

Donor Testimony

Why I support the North Carolina Museum of History, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution...
Mr. Robert C. Doherty 
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 > 

Stagville: Black & White

March 1, 2014-February 1, 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 >

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


Exhibit Opening: North Carolina State Highway Patrol: Service, Safety, Sacrifice

Saturday, January 31

North Carolina’s State Highway Patrol was created in 1929 to address an increase in motor vehicle traffic—and related fatalities. This temporary lobby exhibit traces the agency’s rich history through artifacts and images.  

14th Annual African American Cultural Celebration 

Saturday, January 31, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
For information, call Emily Grant at 919-807-7979 or click here.

This year’s celebration theme is Let Freedom Sing! More than 75 musicians, storytellers, dancers, historians, playwrights, authors, artists, reenactors, chefs, teachers, scholars, and more will be on hand to help tell the rich and varied stories of our state and the continued quest of defining and working for freedom. It’s educational—and fun—for the whole family.

Supported by the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission, the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, and Food Lion. 

Educator Trek: Land of the Longleaf—Natural and Cultural History of Eastern NC

Friday, February 6–Sunday, February 8
This trek is restricted to educators.
$160 (includes transportation, lodging and some meals)
To register, visit

Join educators from the Museum of History and the Museum of Natural Sciences for a traveling workshop focused on the natural and cultural history of the state’s Coastal Plain—from the once-extensive longleaf pine savanna to the ever-changing coast.

First Friday at the Museum

Friday, February 6, 5–9 p.m.

This month, enjoy some of the educational programs offered by the Museum of History as you explore its Education Center, provided by the State Employees’ Credit Union. 

The Legacy of Pitch a Boogie Woogie

Saturday, February 7, 2 p.m. 
Alex Albright, East Carolina University 

Shot in Greenville in 1947 using a local cast of African American musicians and actors,Pitch a Boogie Woogie was thought lost until the 1970s, when Albright found a copy and fought to restore it for future audiences. Albright will show the film and discuss its importance and legacy. 

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Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

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