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Friday, February 12, 2016
     
Event StartEvent EndTitle
2/12/2016 9:30 AM 2/12/2016 4:00 PM Conservation Assistance Day
2/13/2016 1:30 PM 2/13/2016 2:30 PM Recurring Event: until 2/27/2016 (total 3 events) African American History Highlights Tours
2/13/2016 3:00 PM 2/13/2016 4:00 PM High-Tech Carolina Couture: Justin LeBlanc
2/14/2016 3:00 PM 2/14/2016 4:00 PM Music of the Carolinas: Amythyst Kiah
2/19/2016 9:30 AM 2/19/2016 5:30 PM Hidden Histories: What Your History Textbook Left Out
2/20/2016 8:45 AM 2/20/2016 4:30 PM Hidden Histories: What Your History Textbook Left Out
2/20/2016 1:30 PM 2/20/2016 2:30 PM Recurring Event: until 2/27/2016 (total 3 events) African American History Highlights Tours
2/20/2016 2:00 PM 2/20/2016 3:00 PM Storytellers to Go: American Fairy Tale by Judy M. Dove
2/20/2016 8:00 PM 2/20/2016 11:45 PM Young Associates Casino Night
2/26/2016 6:00 PM 2/26/2016 9:00 PM Wine & Design: Southern Impressions
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February

 


Film and Discussion: Pardons of Innocence: The Wilmington Ten

Sunday, February 7, 2–5 p.m.

Not rated; run time: 120 min.

Cash Michaels, Wilmington Journal, and Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., President/CEO, National Newspaper Publishers Association


The Wilmington Ten: eight black students, a white female community organizer, and civil rights activist Chavis—convicted of firebombing and burning down a grocery store as well as a variety of shootings during 1971 protests for equal education in New Hanover County. This is the story of battles to clear their names that lasted for three decades. Staff writer Michaels will lead a panel discussion featuring Rev. Dr. Chavis after the film. 


History à la Carte: Flying Forward with Piedmont Airlines

Wednesday, February 10, noon–1 p.m.
Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Bill Wilkerson, Retired Pilot, Piedmont Airlines, and Board Member, North Carolina Transportation Museum

 

Wilkerson set his sights on flight when he was 9. At 16, he started taking flying lessons, and by 21 he had his pilot’s license—ready to become the industry’s third African American pilot, working for Piedmont Airlines. Captain Wilkerson also helped launch Wheeler Airlines, the first black-owned airline.


Jamming with Melvin Parker: Life on the Road with James Brown 

Thursday, February 11, 6 p.m.
 
Melvin Parker, Drummer

Parker, a native of Kinston, started playing with singer—and founding father of funk—James Brown during the 1960s. Among the music Parker will perform in this special one-hour jam session are “Out of Sight”; “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”; and “I Got You/I Feel Good”—all recorded in 1964 and 1965. 


Conservation Assistance Day

Friday, February 12, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Appointment required. Call 919-807-7823.

Make an appointment and bring up to three objects for assessment and advice on care from a museum conservator. 


African American History Highlights Tours

Saturday, February 13 or 27, 1:30–2:30 p.m.

These docent-led tours visit exhibits throughout the museum to highlight some of the contributions made by African Americans to North Carolina history. 

High-Tech Carolina Couture: Justin LeBlanc

Saturday, February 13, 3–4 p.m.

Free tickets are distributed while they last beginning at 2 p.m.
Note:  American Sign Language interpretation will be provided for this program. For questions or to reserve ASL seats, call 919-807-7988.

Justin LeBlanc, College of Design, North Carolina State University

LeBlanc, fashion designer and finalist on Lifetime channel’s Project Runway, will discuss how his inspirations and ties to North Carolina work with fibers, fabrics, and technology to create fashion—much like designer Willie Otey Kay contributed to the art form of her time, transforming the dreams of brides and debutantes to reality through her handmade designs. 


Music of the Carolinas: Amythyst Kiah 

Sunday, February 14, 3 p.m. 
Free tickets for this concert are distributed while they last beginning at 2 p.m.

Kiah is an alternative-country blues singer and songwriter who fuses traditional old-time music with R&B and country sounds from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s to create a contemporary style that leaves the original song’s integrity but results in a new powerful, soulful rendition. 

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

Hidden Histories: What Your History Textbook Left Out

Whose ‘More Perfect Union’? Choices, Conflicts, and Controversies in 18th-Century America
Friday, February 19–Saturday, February 20
For information, e-mail Paul Bonnici at bonnici@unc.edu or visit the consortium website at humanities.unc.edu/civics/upcoming-trainings.

K–12 Teachers: Join us for this workshop, designed to increase understanding of the issues that challenged individuals and groups in 18th-century America and deepen knowledge of lesser-known people and events in history. The workshop is free; but, registration is required.

Whose ‘More Perfect Union’? is a collaboration between the Museum of History, the NC Civic Education Consortium, and George Washington’s Mount Vernon. The Hidden Histories workshops for schoolteachers are possible because of a generous grant from the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust. 


Storytellers to Go: American Fairy Tale by Judy M. Dove

Saturday, February 20, 2–3 p.m.
Fun for ages 5–105!

Set in the “Village of Liver-and-Onions”—and performed by teen actors from Raleigh Little Theatre—this play explores the absurd and whimsical world of “Rootabaga Country” created by Carl Sandburg as he sought to give America its own set of fairy tales. 


Young Associates Casino Night

Saturday, February 20, 8 p.m.
Visit ncmuseumassoc.com/events for information or to RSVP.

Members in their early 20s to early 40s are invited to the 7th annual Casino Night fund-raiser for the museum. Join now for an evening of casino games, dancing, socializing, and more!


Wine & Design: Southern Impressions

Friday, February 26, 6 p.m.
$50 per person; $40 for Associates/museum members (plus state and local taxes)
Register for the Wine & Design program. For information, call 919-807-7969.

Michael Ausbon, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts and Curator, Southern Impressions

Bring a friend or come solo, and paint like a pro! While Ausbon walks you through what makes southern art “southern,” an artist from Wine & Design’s Raleigh studio will lead you in creating a piece of your own. Wine and snacks included in charge.

African American History Highlights Tours

Saturday, February 27, 1:30–2:30 p.m. 

These docent-led tours visit exhibits throughout the museum to highlight the contributions of African Americans to North Carolina history.

Film Screening: Rosenwald

Sunday, February 28, 3 p.m.
Not rated; run time: 90 min.

Julius Rosenwald never finished high school, but he became president of Sears, Roebuck & Company and gave away $62 million in his lifetime. Much of his philanthropy went to communities across the South to build African American schools during Jim Crow. A discussion with alumni from some Triangle-area Rosenwald schools will follow the screening.


Supported by Raleigh Historic Development Commission and the Museum of History Associates.


Exhibit Closing: Hey America!: Eastern North Carolina and the Birth of Funk

Sunday, February 28, 5 p.m.

See the roles that some African American musicians from eastern North Carolina played in the creation of funk—a genre of highly danceable music that helped integrate dance floors across America during the middle and late 1960s. The lobby case exhibit closes at the end of the day. Visit the webpage for Hey America!


Upcoming Events!

 

Time for Tots: Hats off!

Tuesday, March 1, 10–10:45 a.m.
Ages 3–5 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for Associates/museum members (plus state and local taxes)
Register for Time for Tots. For information, call 919-807-7979.

Look at and try on hats from the past, then decorate your own hat to take home.


History Corner: Painting History

Wednesday, March 2, 10–11 a.m.
Ages 6–9 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for Associates/museum members (plus state and local taxes)
Register for History Corner. For information, call 919-807-7988.

 

Tour Southern Impressions and learn about seeing history through artists’ eyes, then make a piece of art of your own.


History Hunters: Southern “Impressions”

Wednesday, March 2, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Ages 10–13
$3 per child; $1 for Associates/museum members (plus state and local taxes)

Register for History Hunters. For information, call 919-807-7988.

 

What do historians and artists actually see when they look at the past? Compare different viewpoints, and try your hand at seeing art in history.


Film Screening: 120 Days

Friday, March 4, 2016, 7 p.m.

Family man Miguel Cortes could be forced to leave the United States as a result of his immigration status. He has 120 days to work hard, save money, and weigh his options about returning to Mexico alone, or risk moving to another US city illegally with his family. A Q&A session with filmmaker Ted Roach follows.


Girl Scout Juniors: Playing the Past

Saturday, March 12, 2016, 1-4:30 p.m.
$11 per girl
To register, visit www.nccoastalpines.org
Registration closes at midnight on February 29, 2016

Work on the Playing the Past badge from the It’s Your Story—Tell It! Journey. Explore the life of a farm girl in the times before the Civil War. Go on a gallery hunt, make a toy, and learn what she wore and how she lived!


Exhibit: Los Jets: Playing for the American Dream

Friday, April 1–Sunday, October 2, 2016
FREE

This lobby case exhibit tells the story of Los Jets, the 2004 men’s soccer champions from Siler City’s Jordan-Matthews High School, the first predominantly Latino sports team to win a statewide championship in North Carolina.


Exhibit Opening, Film Screening, and Discussion: An Evening with Los Jets

Friday, April 1, 2016, 5–9 p.m.; Los Jets documentary begins at 7 p.m.
FREE

See the new case exhibit Los Jets: Playing for the American Dream, and enjoy light refreshments. View the first episode of NUVOtv’s documentary Los Jets, and hear Coach Paul Cuadros, players, and their families talk about their experiences.


Pop-Up Museum of History 

Saturday, April 9, 2016, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location to be determined
FREE

Come to our first-ever one-day off-site museum! Touch reproduction objects, make crafts, and learn about North Carolina history. Tell us about yourself, as well, and discover how to record your family’s history! Presented in partnership with UNC–Chapel Hill’s Latino Migration Project.

Time for Tots: Kitchen Gadgets

Tuesday, April 12, 10–10:45 a.m.
Ages 3–5 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for Associates/museum members (plus state and local taxes)
Register for Time for Tots. For information, call 919-807-7979.
 
Look at gadgets used in kitchens past and present, and try to guess what they do! Then use several of these tools to “whip” up something good to eat!


History Corner: Gold!

Wednesday, April 13, 10–11 a.m.
Ages 6–9 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for Associates/museum members (plus state and local taxes)
Register for History Corner. For information, call 919-807-7988.

Discover our state’s golden past, hear a short story, and play a gold rush game.


History Hunters: The First Gold Rush

Wednesday, April 13, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. 
Ages 10–13 
$3 per child; $1 for Associates/museum members (plus state and local taxes)
Register for History Hunters. For information, call 919-807-7988.

Did you know that North Carolina was the site of the first gold rush in America? Learn more, and pan for the shiny stuff yourself! 


Girl Scout Juniors: North Carolina Folk Arts

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 1-4:30 p.m.
$11 per girl
To register, visit www.nccoastalpines.org
Registration opens at midnight on February 17, 2016 and registration closes at midnight on April 4, 2016

Learn about the art of everyday people, like you and your friends and family. Earn a Folk Arts patch as you make crafts from North Carolina’s past, and time travel through the museum’s collection!


Shakespeare Marathon: 38 Plays in 5 Days

Saturday, April 23–Thursday, April 28

Honor the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death as we attempt an around-the-clock reading of all 38 Shakespearean plays. Through a partnership with Raleigh’s Burning Coal Theatre Company, theatrical groups—professional and amateur—and celebrities will perform stage readings of the Bard’s plays, from his first to his last, with minimal costumes and props. Drop in at noon on Saturday for the kickoff, then join us during the marathon—we’ll be here for most of five days! Information about the Shakespeare Marathon and the First Folio! exhibit.


North Carolina Museum of History Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series, 2016: Lessons on Leadership from the White House

Thursday, May 19, 7 p.m.
This will be a ticketed event at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh. Search “Kearns Goodwin” at Ticketmaster.com for prices and availability. Call 919-807-7873 for more information.

Doris Kearns Goodwin, Author and Presidential Historian

Pulitzer Prize–winning Goodwin brings history to life with her uncanny sense of detail and master storyteller’s grasp of drama and depth. Join us as she uses her lifelong examination of the US presidency to explore the leadership triumphs, trials, and tribulations of the men and women who have shaped this nation.

Presented by the Museum of History Foundation and the News & Observer with additional support from First Tennessee Bank; Goodnight Educational Foundation; the Sherrill Fund; the Sloan Family Foundation; the Smith Family Foundation; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. Howard; and Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Hoch Jr.


Lecture/Discussion: James Murchison

Saturday, June 4, 34 p.m.

James Murchison, founder and designer of urban wear companies Backstabbers Clothing and Honor Raleigh, will share insights about creating and running a successful clothing-based business in Raleigh.


Second Saturdays: Latino Artists at Work

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 1–4 p.m. 

FREE

See the work of North Carolina artists and craftspeople with Latino roots, and find out how they progress from idea to art. Try your hand at using paint, clay, or other raw materials! Presented in partnership with Diamante Inc.


Bead a Dragonfly with Eric Ennis

Saturday, July 9, 10:00 am–noon
Class is FULL. Register for the waiting list.
$15 (cash or check, payable on day of program)
Program limited to 12 participants
Recommended for ages 14-adult
 
Learn the basics of beading on fabric by creating a beautiful dragonfly! All supplies will be provided for this workshop—fabric, beads, needles, and thread. Eric Ennis is a Raleigh-based designer whose work has included couture fashion, gowns for the Miss America pageant, and lavishly beaded fabric art. See more beaded beauty in our exhibit Made Especially For You by Willie Kay.


Artist at Work: Eric Ennis

Saturday, July 9, 13 p.m. (drop-in program)
 
Eric Ennis, fashion designer and now beading artist, will be our Artist at Work in the museum lobby. Watch Ennis carry out his work, and then make a simple bead pin of your own.


Artist at Work: Elizabeth Constant Lewis 

Saturday, August 13, 13 p.m. (drop-in program)

Elizabeth Constant Lewis is Willie Otey Kay’s grandniece. She was taught to bead by her grandmother, Elizabeth Otey Constant, Willie Kay’s sister. Mrs. Lewis will demonstrate her work in the museum lobby, and visitors will be able to make a simple bead pin of their own.


Girl Scout Brownies: My Family Story

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 1-4:30 p.m.
$11 per girl
To register, visit www.nccoastalpines.org (registration not yet available)

Work on your My Family Story badge at the North Carolina Museum of History! Hear and act out some family stories, create a family tree, and learn ways to record your own history. (Scouts do NOT complete badge at this program)


Girl Scout Patch Program TBA

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 1-4:30 p.m.
$11 per girl
To register, visit www.nccoastalpines.org (registration not yet available)

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