Tuesday, October 13, 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, 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

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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 >
History in Every Direction: Tar Heel Junior Historian Association Discovery Gallery

Learn history through fun and informative hands-on activities, along with award-winning projects by students from across North Carolina. Learn more>

North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame

The hall of fame celebrated its 50th year in 2013. Enjoy audio, video, and interactive biographies as well as sports artifacts.

N.C. Sports Hall of Fame Web site
Fred's Finds: The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (in English)
Fred's Finds: The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (en Español)

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Highlighted Events


History à la Carte: This Is My Home Now
Wednesday, October 14, noon–1 p.m.
Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

This  original documentary (not rated; run time: 30 min.) explores the lives of four Greensboro youths—members of three Montagnard immigrant families who fled their homelands in Southeast Asia and had to grapple with questions about self-identity, cultural heritage, and faith while forging a new future in North Carolina. A Q&A session with one of the featured youths will follow the film.

This Is My Home Now was produced by the Greensboro Historical Museum, with assistance from filmmaker Mariah Dunn Kramer and the Center for Asian American Media. 

Exhibit Opening: Treasures of Carolina: Stories from the State Archives

September 24, 2015–June 19, 2016

See one-of-a-kind documents, photographs, and maps rarely on public view. Discover what the State Archives of North Carolina collects and preserves as the state’s memory bank. More information>

Sponsored by the Friends of the Archives support group and developed with the assistance of private donors and corporate sponsors Empire Eats, the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation, and Wells Fargo. 

“Celebrate 1975” Associates Anniversary Fall Fund-Raiser
Friday, October 30, 7 p.m.–midnight
Young Associates After-Party: 9 p.m.–midnight
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The museum’s membership group continues to celebrate its 40th anniversary with a throwback-to-the-’70s fall fund-raiser. Join the Associates, and attend the full evening’s festivities—or just come to the Young Associates’ after-party. 
Halloween Safe Night at the Museum CANCELLED
Saturday, October 31, 6–9 p.m.

This event has been cancelled.

Symposium and Panel Discussion: Puerto Rican Literature
Thursday, Nov. 5
9:30 a.m.–11 a.m.: Symposium
11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Panel discussion and complimentary lunch
For information, call 919-807-7955.

María DeGuzmán, Ariana Vigil, and Laura Halperin, Latina/o Studies Program, UNC–Chapel Hill

Participate in a multidisciplinary symposium, Puerto Rican Authors Writing Outside the Island, webcast live from the Universidad del Turabo. Afterward, join professors DeGuzmán, Vigil, and Halperin in a panel discussion while enjoying a complimentary lunch.

This symposium received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.

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