Saturday, October 10, 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


Second-Season Gardens
Saturday, October 10, 1–4 p.m.
For more information, call 919-807-7979.

Fall Garden Tours
1:30, 2:30, 3:30
Join professional gardener Kathy Buck on a tour of the museum’s garden, and get tips for planting native plants for fall.


Get Into the Dirt
Examine different types of compost, and find out how to make your garden really grow!


Don’t just pull weeds—eat them!
Taste some common weeds and pick up recipes to take home. 

Make It, Take It: Plastic-Cup Cold Frame
1–3 p.m. (drop-in program)

Construct a miniature cold frame to take home, and plant a radish seed to start your own second-season garden.

Funds from Syngenta support History of the Harvest, as well as exhibit-related events and programs. For more information, call 919-807-7979.

Music of the Carolinas: Andrew Kasab

Sunday, October 11, 3 p.m.
Free tickets for this concert are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 2 p.m.

Kasab combines unconventional approaches to the acoustic guitar and harp guitar to create a repertoire that includes an eclectic mix of contemporary, American primitive, funk, rock, folk, classical, blues, and world music.

Presented with PineCone and support from the North Carolina Museum of History Associates and Williams Mullen

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. 

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5 East Edenton Street Raleigh, North Carolina 27601 
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