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 naturalsciences.org/programs-events/educator-trek-longleaf
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.