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Event StartEvent EndTitle
9/1/2015 10:00 AM 9/1/2015 10:45 AM Time for Tots: String-Band Music
9/2/2015 10:00 AM 9/2/2015 11:00 AM History Corner: Folklife Fun
9/2/2015 11:15 AM 9/2/2015 12:15 PM History Hunters: The Whirligig Man
9/4/2015 5:00 PM 9/4/2015 9:00 PM First Fridays at the Museum: September ¡Celebración!
9/4/2015 6:30 PM 9/4/2015 8:00 PM Hidden Stories of Abandoned Places
9/7/2015 9:00 AM 9/7/2015 5:00 PM Labor Day-Open
9/8/2015 10:00 AM 9/8/2015 10:45 AM Time for Tots: String-Band Music
9/9/2015 12:00 PM 9/9/2015 1:00 PM History à la Carte: Education in the Jim Crow South
9/15/2015 7:00 PM 9/15/2015 9:00 PM Film Screening: Latino Americans: Prejudice and Pride
9/19/2015 1:00 PM 9/19/2015 4:00 PM The Birds and the Bees
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September

Time for Tots: String-Band Music

Tuesday, September 1 or 8, 10–10:45 a.m.
Ages 3–5 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for museum members (plus state and local taxes)
To register or for information, call 919-807-7979.

Learn about the different instruments used in string-band music, and make some music of your own with a homemade banjo.


History Corner: Folklife Fun

Wednesday, September 2, 10–11 a.m.
Ages 6–9 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for museum members (plus state and local taxes)
To register, click here. For information, call 919-807-7988.

Find out about everyday art—whirligigs, painted furniture, quilts—and make a toy to take home.


History Hunters: The Whirligig Man

Wednesday, September 2, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Ages 10–13
$3 per child; $1 for museum members (plus state and local taxes)
To register, click here. For information, call 919-807-7988.

Vollis Simpson was “the whirligig man,” a craftsman and mechanic from Wilson County. See some examples of his giant whirligigs, then make a small whirligig of your own!


First Fridays at the Museum

Friday, September 4, 5–9 p.m.

See Starring North Carolina! during its final weekend (last tickets sold at 8 p.m.); The Story of North Carolina is also open, as well as the Museum Shop and Rural Revival: Photographs of Home and Preservation of Place. In addition, help kick off local efforts related to a yearlong national celebraciónLatino Americans: 500 Years of History. Along with activities, enjoy food by chef J. P. Murcia (of KocinA Food Truck), and sample beer (organized by the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild) from Brüeprint Brewing Company in Apex.


Hidden Stories of Abandoned Places

Friday, September 4, 6:30–8 p.m.

Margaret “Lou” Brown, Duke University, Moderator

Panelists, including photographers and filmmakers, reflect on the personal connections they have to places that were once filled with life but have gradually become shadows and skeletons of their past vitality. Make sure to visit the exhibit Rural Revival: Photographs of Home and Preservation of Place before the panel.

 

Presented in collaboration with the Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, the Durham County Library, and Duke's MFA|EDA program.


Labor Day

Monday, September 7, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

All galleries are open—including Starring North Carolina! (admission required; last tickets sold at 4 p.m.), which closes for good at the end of the day. 


Time for Tots: String-Band Music

Tuesday, September 8, 10–10:45 a.m.
Ages 3–5 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for museum members (plus state and local taxes)
To register, click here. For information, call 919-807-7979.

Learn about the different instruments used in string-band music, and make some music of your own with a homemade banjo.


History à la Carte: Education in the Jim Crow South

Wednesday, Sept. 9, noon–1 p.m.
Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Barry Malone, Associate Professor, Wake Technical Community College

Nathan Carter Newbold led the Division of Negro Education in North Carolina from 1913 to 1950 and was a leading voice for the “equalization without social equality” movement to improve educational opportunities for African Americans. Malone will discuss the career of this white progressive.


Film Screening: Latino Americans: Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980)

Tuesday, September 15, 7 p.m.
This free screening takes place in the first-floor auditorium of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus
CARA rating: TV-PG-L,V; run time: 60 min.
For more information about our Latino programming, click here.


Kristy Ulibarri, East Carolina University

Episode 5 of the documentary series finds Mexican Americans, frustrated by persistent discrimination and poverty, using social action and the arts to create a new appreciation of their long history in the Southwest and build a new “Chicano” identity. Professor Ulibarri will lead a discussion after the film.

This screening is presented in partnership with NCSU Libraries.


The Birds and the Bees

Saturday, September 19, 1–4 p.m.
For more information, call 919.807.7979

Native peoples planted sunflowers. Colonial gardeners built hives. Today’s farmers rent bees. Visit us during BugFest  at the Museum of Natural Sciences and find out why attracting pollinators is so important and how to welcome them to your neck of the woods!


Make It, Take It: The Birds and the Bees

Saturday, September 19, 1–3 p.m. (drop-in program)

Bring your family to our The Birds and the Bees program and participate in a free hands-on activity.


Vietnam: The Black Experience

Friday, September 25, 7–9 p.m.

A panel of servicemen from different armed forces and time periods will relate what it was like to be a man of color in the military in Vietnam.

Presented by North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Inc. 


Saturdays in the Garden

Saturday, September 26, 1:30–2:30 p.m.

 

Join the museum’s garden staff for an informal tour of the History of the Harvest exhibit along Bicentennial Plaza. Meet at the information desk in the lobby.


Exhibit Closing: Rural Revival: Photographs of Home and Preservation of Place

Sunday, September 27, 5 p.m.

Photographer Scott Garlock’s images of abandoned, old, and interesting historic buildings in eastern and northeastern North Carolina allow visitors to explore a timeless connection to the places around them—and help raise awareness of the need to save them.

 

Presented in partnership with the State Historic Preservation Office, Preservation North Carolina, and the Historic Preservation Technology program at Edgecombe Community College.


October

First Fridays at the Museum

Friday, October 2, 5–9 p.m.

Visit The Story of North Carolina and Hey America!, then stop by the Museum Shop. You can also taste samples of beer (organized by the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild) from Deep River Brewing Company, in Clayton, while available, too.


2015 Wide Open Bluegrass Weekend Festival

Friday, October 2, and Saturday, October 3

The museum is celebrating the 2015 International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass convention and Wide Open Bluegrass weekend festival with two off-site events.

Spreading the Bluegrass Sound

Raleigh Convention Center 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

This new pop-up exhibit will be staged at the IBMA Expo trade show for two days only. Stop by and take your photo in front of our backdrop of 1951’s Sons of the Carolinas!

Make a Paint-Stirrer Banjo!
Ages 3–8 (with adult)
Drop in, and make your own paint-stirrer–foam-plate–and–rubber-band banjo! 

  • nüvonivo, a children’s clothing boutique at 111 East Hargett Street
    Friday, October 2, and Saturday, October 3: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Wake County Express Library, 336 Fayetteville Street
    Friday, October 2, 1 p.m.

Time for Tots: Pigskins and Leatherheads

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

Hear about the history of football, then create a handheld football game to take home!


A Book Signing and Release Celebration for Catalyst

Tuesday, October 6
5:30 p.m.: Check-in, wine-and-cheese reception
6:30 p.m.: Brief remarks, book signing
Reservations are required for this free event; RSVP to 919-807-7835 by October 2.
Buy your copy of Catalyst through the Museum Shop or online.

James G. “Jim” Martin, Former Governor, and John Hood, Author, Political Commentator, and President, John William Pope Foundation

Hood’s most recent book, Catalyst: Jim Martin and the Rise of North Carolina Republicans, is a political biography that describes the role Martin played in the rise of the modern GOP. Both men will make remarks and sign books.

 

Reception sponsors include the John Locke Foundation, Shelton Vineyards, the Museum of History Foundation, and Museum of History Associates.


Film Screening: Latino Americans: Peril and Promise

Film Screening: Latino Americans: Peril and Promise (1980–2000)
Tues., October 6, 7 p.m.
This free screening takes place in the first-floor auditorium of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus.
CARA rating: TV-PG-L,V; run time: 60 min.
For more information about our Latino programming, click here.

José Villalba, Wake Forest University

In episode 6 of the documentary series, Latino American culture expands—with refugees from Cuba (the Mariel exodus) and the arrival of Central Americans (especially Salvadorans, Guatemalans, and Nicaraguans)—and makes a mark in music, sports, politics, business, and education. Villalba will lead a discussion following the film.

 

This screening is presented in partnership with NCSU Libraries.


History Corner: The Discoverers?

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 10–11 a.m.
Ages 6–9 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for museum members (plus state and local taxes)
Registration begins September 2. For more information, call 919-807-7988

 

Learn about the first Europeans to explore what has become North Carolina: the Spanish. What were they looking for? Who greeted them?


History Hunters: Early Spanish Explorers

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Ages 10–13 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for museum members (plus state and local taxes)
Registration begins September 2. For more information, call 919-807-7988


What did the Spanish hope to find across the ocean? Find out as we think about contact between early Americans and European explorers.

Changing North Carolina: Fall Open House for Educators

Thursday, October 8
Resource fair: 4–5 p.m.
Speaker and workshops: 5–7:30 p.m.
To register, click here. For information, call 919-807-7984.

 

Enjoy light refreshments, meet Angie Scioli, a Wake County educator and star of the upcoming documentary Teacher of the Year, and learn about the museum’s hands-on resources. CE certificates will be given at completion of the event.


Second-Season Gardens

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

Fall is here, and second-season gardening has begun! Drop by and find out how people in the past extended the growing season with fall gardens that provided vegetables into the cold winter months.

Make It, Take It: Second-Season Gardens

Saturday, October 10, 1–3 p.m.
For more information, call 919-807-7988.

Bring your family to our Second-Season program and participate in a free hands-on activity.


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


Time for Tots: Pigskins and Leatherheads

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

Hear about the history of football, then create a handheld football game to take home!


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. 


Girl Scout Brownies: My Family Story

Saturday, October 24, 1–4:30 p.m.
This program is open only to Brownie-level Girl Scouts.
$10 per Scout
Register by October 12. To register, click here. For information, call 919-807-7988.

Work on your My Family Story badge at the Museum of History! Hear and act out some family stories, create a family tree, and learn ways to record your own history. 


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.

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
$125* per member; $145* per nonmember
Young Associates After-Party: 9 p.m.–midnight
$50* per member; $70* per nonmember
Join now at ncmuseumassoc.com and save!

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. 

 

*Plus state and local taxes


Halloween Safe Night at the Museum

Saturday, October 31, 6–9 p.m.
Ages 12 and under (with adult) 
Call 919-878-8069 for information.

Search out candies and treats as you walk along the trick-or-treat trail and through The Story of North Carolina chronological history exhibit.

Sponsored by CW22 and MyRDC 28.


Save the Date!

Exhibit opening: North Carolina's Favorite Son: Billy Graham and His Remarkable Journey of Faith

November 6, 2015–July 10, 2016


Explore Billy Graham's life and a ministry that spanned several decades and included the Civil Rights movement and the Cold War through memorabilia, audio and video displays, and interactive galleries.

Presentation:The Walk of the Immigrants: The Photography of Saul Flores

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 7 p.m.
iPearl Immersion Theater, James B. Hunt Jr. Library, NCSU Centennial Campus
For more information about our Latino programming, click here.

Flores journeyed 5,238 miles through 10 Latin American countries. Hear his stories, see his pictures, and discuss his experience. Presented in partnership with NCSU Libraries.

American Indian Heritage Education Day

Friday, November 20, 9 a.m.3 p.m.
Grades K12, led by teacher or other adult
$5 per student (plus state and local taxes)
Teachers: Register early — space is limited! For information or to register, call 919-807-7979.

Bring your students to a special day of storytelling, crafts, games, foodways, dancing, and music--just for them!


Film and Discussion: Voices of the Lumbee

Friday, November 20, 7–9 p.m.
*$5 per person (free for children 12 and under)
For more information call 919-807-7979

Filmmakers Dr. Jason Hutchens and Dr. Michelle Fazio, assistant professors at UNC-Pembroke, will lead a discussion and Q&A following the film.

*Plus state and local taxes


20th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration

Saturday, November 21, 2015 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE!
Click here for information about last year's event.

Musicians, dancers, artists, storytellers and authors from North Carolina’s eight state-recognized tribes will gather for this popular family event. With something for all ages, the celebration is a firsthand opportunity to learn about the state’s Indian culture, past and present. Activities will include craft demonstrations, hands-on activities, games, food and much more. 

Teachers: bring your students to a special day, just for them, on Friday, November 20. For more information or to register, call 919-807-7979.

Southern Impressions: Paintings from the James-Farmer Collection

December 11, 2015 – July 4, 2016

This exhibit will explore stories of southern people, culture, and landscape through loaned paintings—from the collection of Dr. Nancy Farmer and Dr. Everette James, of Chapel Hill—and museum artifacts.


15th Annual African American Cultural Celebration

Saturday, January 30, 2016
10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
FREE!

Join us for the statewide kick off to Black History Month by celebrating our state’s diverse heritage and culture! This year’s theme is Civil Rights—March On! If you are a performer, musician, dance group, artist, author, historian, educational organization, chef or other presenter interested in being considered for this year’s event, click here to review the selection criteria and to fill out an application form. Please return form to: Emily Grant, NC Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St. Raleigh, NC 27601, Emily.grant@ncdcr.gov, 919.807.7979, FAX: 919.733.8766. All applications must be received by September 1, 2015.

 

Click here for information about last year's event.

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