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December

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.


January

New Year’s Day

Thursday, January 1 Museum closed. 

First Fridays at the Museum Are Back! 

Friday, January 2, 5–9 p.m. The Museum of History is again celebrating First Fridays in Raleigh! This month, The Story of North Carolina exhibit on the lobby level and the Museum Shop will be open. 

Time for Tots: Skates, Skis, and Sleds

Tuesday, January 6 or 13, 10–10:45 a.m.
Ages 3–5 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for museum members
To register, click here. For information, call 919-807-7979.

Find out about winter activities that were popular in the past, and make your own tiny sled or skis from popsicle sticks to take home.


History Corner: Lighting the Way

Wednesday, January 7, 10–11 a.m.
Ages 6–9 (with adult)

$3 per child; $1 for museum members

To register, click here. For information, call 919-807-7988.


What have people used to light up their lives? Find out, from oil lamps to candles to electricity.


History Hunters: Night Lights

Wednesday, January 7, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Ages 10–13
$3 per child; $1 for museum members
To register, click here. For information, call 919-807-7988.

Night was once considered a different season, as different from day as winter is from summer. How did people light their way in the murky dark?


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, January 8, 15, 22, and 29
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.


Starring North Carolina! Film Series: Brainstorm

Friday, January 9, 6 p.m. $5 per person; $4 for museum members MPAA rating: PG; run time: 106 min.

Ira David Wood III, Actor

Raleigh actor Wood was originally asked to help cast locals for Brainstorm. In addition, he was eventually cast to play Natalie Wood’s boyfriend, Barry. Brainstorm was shot in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham, and Southern Pines, as well as at Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, and Kill Devil Hills. Roughly 500 North Carolina residents were used as extras. The character Karen Brace was actress Natalie Wood’s last role.


Confederate Goliath: The Battle of Fort Fisher

Saturday, January 10, 2 p.m. 

Rod Gragg, Author and Historian, Center for Military and Veterans Studies, Coastal Carolina University

Before its eventual fall in January 1865, Fort Fisher—the Gibraltar of the South—was the largest, most formidable coastal fortification in the Confederacy. Join Gragg as he discusses the battle for the South’s last seaport, Wilmington.


Feature Film Premiere: The World Made Straight 

Saturday, January 10, 7 p.m.
Pricing details and more information coming soon!
MPAA rating: R-L,S,V; run time: 119 min. 

Starring Jeremy Irvine, Noah Wyle, Haley Joel Osment, Adelaide Clemens, Minka Kelly, and musician Steve Earle. 
The museum’s Daniels Auditorium hosts the North Carolina premiere of The World Made Straight. Adapted from the 2006 novel by Ron Rash, a professor at Western Carolina University, the movie was directed by Raleigh native David Burris (his first feature film) and shot around Asheville. 


Music of the Carolinas: Tommy Edwards & Andrew Marlin

Sunday, January 11, 3 p.m. 
Free! 

Edwards and Marlin represent two generations of bluegrass and will help lovers of traditional music kick off the new year in style. 
Presented with PineCone and support from the North Carolina Museum of History Associates and Williams Mullen. 


Time for Tots: Skates, Skis, and Sleds

Tuesday, January 13, 10–10:45 a.m.
Ages 3–5 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for museum members
To register click here. For information, call 919-807-7979. 

Find out about winter activities that were popular in the past, and craft a tiny sled or skis from popsicle sticks to take home.


History à la Carte: Civil War Archaeology of the Lower Cape Fear

Wednesday, January 14, noon–1 p.m. 
Bring your lunch; beverages provided. 

Thomas Beaman Jr., Wake Technical Community College

Beaman will illustrate the scope of Civil War archaeology in the state by focusing on four forts—Johnston, Caswell, Fisher, and Anderson—that protected Wilmington and allowed Confederate blockade-runners, and their goods, access to the interior.


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, January 15, 22, and 29
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.


Make It, Take It: Paper Snowflakes

Saturday, January 17, 1–3 p.m. (drop-in program)

Hear about chilly North Carolina fun from the past, and create a snowflake to take home.


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, January 22 and 29
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.


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, January 29
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.


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.
Free! 
For information, call Emily Grant at 919-807-7979.

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. 


Save the Date!

James Madison: “Father of the Constitution”

North Carolina Museum of History Foundation Award and Program
Thursday, February 26
5:30–9:00 pm
$125 per person
To register, call 919-807-7876

One of America's Founding Fathers, James Madison helped build the U.S. Constitution. He also created the foundation for the Bill of Rights, acted as President Thomas Jefferson's secretary of state, and served two terms in the White House with first lady Dolley Madison. Step back in time to hear about Madison’s perspectives on statesmanship and his harrowing escape from the nation’s capital as British troops arrived.

Join the North Carolina Museum of History Foundation for this program and reception and for the presentation of its second Philanthropy Award. This year’s recipients are Senator and Mrs. James T. Broyhill and Mr. and Mrs. W. Trent Ragland, Jr. The award recognizes individuals and organizations for outstanding contributions to the preservation, study and understanding of North Carolina history and also honors exceptional commitment, service and support to history museums or related sites. The event is sponsored by First Citizens Wealth Managment.

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


   
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