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Friday, November 21, 2014

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November

American Indian Heritage Education Day

Friday, November 21, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
$6 per student; $6 per adult (one free chaperone allowed for every 10 students)

Teachers, grades K–12: Register by November 7, and bring your students to a special day of storytelling, crafts, games, foodways, dancing, and music—just for them—on Friday, November 21. Registration ends November 7. For more information or to register, call 919-807-7979.

Film Premiere: First Language—The Race to Save Cherokee

Friday, November 21, 7–9 p.m.
$5 per person; free, children 12 and under
To purchase tickets click here.

Neal Hutcheson and Danica Cullinan, Filmmakers, and Walt Wolfram, Coauthor, Talkin’ Tar Heel, and NCSU Linguistics Professor

A production of the North Carolina Language and Life Project (NCLLP), First Language documents the measures being taken to reestablish Cherokee as a native language. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers, Wolfram, and members of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. For information, call 919-807-7979.


19th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration

Saturday, November 22, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
FREE!
Click here for more information.

Artists, dancers, performers! Take part in workshops and craft activities, and learn about our state’s American Indian population—the largest of any state east of the Mississippi River.

Supported by the NC Commission of Indian Affairs, Raleigh Arts Commission, PNC, North Carolina Museum of History Associates, Food Lion, and United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County.


December

Time for Tots: First in Flight

Tuesday, December 2 or 9, 10–11 a.m.
Ages 3–5 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for museum members
To register, click here. For information, call 919-807-7979.

Learn about the Wright brothers’ plane and other famous flying machines, then make a paper plane or helicopter to fly at home.

History Corner: Starring North Carolina!

Wednesday, December 3, 10–11 a.m.
Ages 6–9 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for museum members
This class is full. For information, call 919-807-7988.

Visit Starring North Carolina! and learn about our state’s role in making movies and TV programs.

History Hunters: Behind the Scenes at the Movies

Wednesday, December 3, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Ages 10–13
$3 per child; $1 for museum members
This class is full. For information, call 919-807-7988.

What is a dolly grip, or a gaffer? Learn about filmmaking, and meet some folks who help make the magic.

Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, December 4, 10–10:30 a.m.
Ages 3 and up (with adult)

Meet a staff member at the information desk and follow your guide to one of the museum galleries. There, you can look around and listen to a history-related story.

Members’ Family Holiday Party

Sunday, December 7, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
$35 per member, $45 nonmembers; $10 per child, ages 7–18; free, children under 6

The North Carolina Museum of History Associates host the annual family holiday party for museum members, with activities and delights for all ages! For more information ncmuseumassoc.com.

Time for Tots: First in Flight

Tuesday, December 9, 10–11 a.m.
Ages 3–5 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for museum members
To register, click here. For information, call 919-807-7979.

Learn about the Wright brothers’ plane and other famous flying machines, then make a paper plane or helicopter to fly at home.


History à la Carte: Stewards of the Sandhills

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

Linda Carnes-McNaughton, Curator and Historical Archaeologist, Cultural Resources Program, Fort Bragg

Carnes-McNaughton will discussion settlement the Sandhills from pre-history up to the Fort Bragg purchase of 1918. She will also describe the post’s cultural resources program, its objectives, and its long-term stewardship goals and partnerships.


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, December 11, 10–10:30 a.m.
Ages 3 and up (with adult)

Meet a staff member at the information desk and follow your guide to one of the museum galleries. There, you can look around and listen to a history-related story.

Capitol Tree Lighting

Thursday, December 11, 5–7:30 p.m.

Bring the family to the annual tree-lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on the Capitol grounds. Seasonal music and hands-on fun will highlight this evening at the museum. Museum and Museum Shop open until 7:30 p.m. From 5 to 7:30 p.m., get half-price admission to the new exhibit Starring North Carolina!


Starring North Carolina! Film Series: Iron Man 3

Friday, December 12, 6 p.m.
$5 per person; $4 for museum members

Bryan Simmons, Memorabilia Collector

Much of Iron Man 3 was filmed at EUE/Screen Gems Studios and around Wilmington. In addition, the headquarters of SAS Institute and Epic Games Inc., both in Cary, served as the headquarters of Stark Industries. The film also shot on and above Oak Island, near Kenansville, and in Rose Hill. See if you can find any landmarks you recognize.  (MPAA rating: PG-13), run time: 130 min.


Make It, Take It: Holiday Ornament

Saturday, December 13, 1–3 p.m. (drop-in program)

Learn about Tar Heel holiday traditions, and make a Victorian-style ornament to take home.


Nixon, Blevins, & Gage: Picking on Christmas

Sunday, December 14, 3 p.m.

Finger-picking guitarist Larry Nixon, cross-picking and flat-picking guitarist David Blevins, and bassist Steve Gage perform acoustic music that combines traditional sounds with folk, religious, and country. Canned food donations will be accepted for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

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


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, December 18, 10–10:30 a.m.
Ages 3 and up (with adult)

Meet a staff member at the information desk and follow your guide to one of the museum galleries. There, you can look around and listen to a history-related story.

First Night Raleigh: Out of This World

Wednesday, December 31
2–6 p.m. (children’s celebration)
6 p.m. (exhibits close)
7–11 p.m. (events in Daniels Auditorium)
First Night button required for entry—buy yours in the Museum Shop. For more information, call Artsplosure at 919-832-8699 or visit FirstNightRaleigh.com.

Journey to the land of imagination with Artsplosure’s New Year’s Eve celebration and the museum’s film exhibit, Starring North Carolina!  Buy one exhibit admission and get one free, with your First Night button—until 6 p.m., when the exhibit closes.


Save the Date!

14th Annual African American Cultural Celebration

Saturday, January 31, 2015
10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
FREE!
For information, call Emily Grant at 919-807-7979.

We’re a week early, but come and help us kick off Black History Month!

  North Carolina Museum of History
  5 East Edenton Street
  Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  919-807-7900


   
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