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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

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May

History Corner: Civil War Kids

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

What was it like to have battles in your own backyard? Envision your life during—and just after—the Civil War.


History Hunters: War’s End?

Wednesday, May 6, 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 or for information, call 919-807-7988.

What did the end of the Civil War mean to folks in North Carolina? Learn ways that freedom changed the lives of people who had been enslaved and the lives of those who had owned them. 


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, May 7, 14, 21, and 28
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. Topics change every week! 


Starring North Carolina! Film Series: Junebug

Friday, May 8, 6 p.m.
$5 per person; $4 for museum members (including state and local taxes)
MPAA rating: R-L,S; run time: 106 min. 

 

This story of a troubled homecoming was written by University of North Carolina School of the Arts alumnus Angus MacLachlan and directed by his longtime friend Phil Morrison. The 2005 film was shot in Winston-Salem, as well as Pfafftown (Forsyth County) and McLeansville (Guilford County).


Conservation Assistance Day 

Saturday, May 9, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
All sessions for this event are full. The next event is scheduled for Friday, August 14. 

As part of Preservation Day at the museum, make an appointment and bring up to three objects for assessment and advice on care from a museum conservator. 


Preservation Day 

Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

 

Join Robert Hart, of Hickory—who will be signing copies of his book, Hart Square: One Man’s Passionate Preservation of North Carolina’s Pioneer Heritage, about the 70 historic log structures he has collected—and talk with others from across the state (including representatives from Preservation Greensboro Inc., North Carolina Preservation Consortium, UNC–Greensboro, and Edgecombe Community College) who work to save North Carolina’s treasures. While here, view the Scott Garlock exhibit Rural Revival: Photographs of Home and Preservation of Place on the third floor.


Make It, Take It: Time Capsules

Saturday, May 9, 1–3 p.m. (drop-in program)

Can you put time in a bottle? Learn how to save memories in a simple paper “time capsule,” and make one to take home.

Music of the Carolinas: The Buck Stops Here

Sunday, May 10, 3 p.m. 
Free tickets for this concert are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 2 p.m.

The four women—and a token “buck”— who make up this band create a unique sound that blends traditional and old-time music with original songs and tunes. The result gives a contemporary edge to the music of banjos, guitars, drums, and an upright bass. 

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

Time for Tots: A Child’s Garden

Tuesday, May 12, 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.

Discover how people in the past used plants, then gather herbs from the museum’s History of the Harvest garden and plant your own miniature garden to take home. 


History à la Carte: Citizen Soldiers in the Rip Van Winkle State: North Carolina Militia, 1700–1900

Wednesday, May 13, noon–1 p.m. 
Bring your lunch; beverages provided. 

William H. Brown, Registrar, State Archives of North Carolina

Brown will discuss the composition, development, and use of colonial militias in North Carolina and important state and federal legislation, such as the Militia Act of 1903, which led to the establishment of the North Carolina National Guard. 


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, May 14, 21, and 28 
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. Topics change every week! 

Members’ Annual Meeting 

Thursday, May 14, 11:30 a.m. 
Carolina Country Club, Raleigh 
$35* per museum member; $45* nonmembers
To register, access ncmuseumassoc.com

 

For details about this year’s annual membership meeting, or to join and get on the invitation list, call 919-807-7847.


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, May 21 and 28, 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. Topics change every week! 

An Evening with David McCullough

Thursday, May 21, 7 p.m.
This is a ticketed event in the Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh.
To purchase tickets, click here.
For information, call 919-807-7873.

Join the North Carolina Museum of History Foundation and the News & Observer in welcoming author David McCullough. Widely acclaimed as the “master of the art of narrative history,” McCullough will share some of the lessons he learned from researching his latest work, The Wright Brothers.

 

Also sponsored, in part, by First Tennessee Bank, Goodnight Educational Foundation, The Sherrill Fund, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. Howard, Smith Family Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Hoch Jr., and Northwestern Mutual. 


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, May 28, 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. Topics change every week! 


Film Screening: Farmland 

Friday, May 29, 7–9 p.m.
Not rated; run time: 77 min.

Award-winning director James Moll traveled across the country to meet farmers and ranchers in their 20s who are now responsible for running their own farms. Q&A with local farmers will follow the screening. 


Saturdays in the Garden

Saturday, May 30, 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. Tours begin at the information desk in the lobby.

June

Time for Tots: We All Scream for Ice Cream! 

Tuesday, June 2 or 9, 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.


When the weather gets hot, who doesn’t love ice cream? Find out about ways people kept cool during summers of the past, and churn up an old-fashioned treat to enjoy for yourself.  


History Corner: Life on the Farm

Wednesday, June 3, 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. 

Learn about life on an early 20th century farm. Visit part of the History of the Harvest exhibit, and make a corn-y craft to take home.


History Hunters: Hoeing a Row

Wednesday, June 3, 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.

Not long ago, most North Carolinians lived and worked on farms. What was it like? Come, and find out!


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, June 4, 11, 18, and 25 
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. Topics change every week! 


First Fridays at the Museum 

Friday, June 5, 5–9 p.m.

Visit The Story of North Carolina chronological history exhibition on the lobby level and the Starring North Carolina! film exhibit (half-priced admission; last tickets sold at 8 p.m.) on the third floor. Before you leave, stop by the Museum Shop to look for a souvenir. The North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild will be organizing tastings of beer from Gizmo Brew Works during the evening.


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

Saturday, June 6 

Audio and video clips help illuminate the roles of African American musicians from eastern North Carolina who played prominent roles in the creation of funk—a genre of highly danceable music that helped integrate dance floors across America during the middle and late 1960s. 


Time for Tots: We All Scream for Ice Cream! 

Tuesday, June 2 or 9, 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.

When the weather gets hot, who doesn’t love ice cream? Find out about ways people kept cool during summers of the past, and churn up an old-fashioned treat to enjoy for yourself. 


History à la Carte: Drumming Up the Funk!

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

Sam Lathan, Drummer

Lathan was one of the many musicians from eastern North Carolina who influenced funk music—and even played drums for the James Brown Band. He will talk about his experiences in the early funk music scene and about traveling the world with Brown. 

Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, June 11, 18, and 25
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. Topics change every week! 


Starring North Carolina! Film Series: Blue Velvet

Friday, June 12, 6 p.m.
$5 per person; $4 for museum members (plus state and local taxes)
MPAA rating: R-L,S,V; run time: 120 min. 

An early Dino De Laurentiis film, Blue Velvet (shot primarily in Wilmington and Lumberton) received instant praise, several award nominations, and best-movie honors for 1986; Rolling Stone magazine even named it best film of the 1980s. Come early and see one of Isabella Rossellini’s blue velvet robes and the silicone prop called “Mr. Ear.”—in Starring North Carolina! 

Second Saturdays: Make It, Take It: Garden Journal

Saturday, June 13, 1–4 p.m. (drop-in program)

During this part of June’s 2nd Saturdays program, sew together a simple book using historical methods, and utilize it in recording your images and thoughts from exploring the History of the Harvest garden exhibit.


Second Saturdays: Herbalicious!

Saturday, June 13, 1–4 p.m.

Join local gardeners, herb organizations, and museum staff to learn about doorstop gardens past and present and then take a sensory tour of the museum’s garden in the History of the Harvest exhibit. In addition, participate in short sessions on how to use herbs in the kitchen, and create hands-on crafts to take home. It’s a family day of outside fun!

Music of the Carolinas: Two of a Kind: Bill Myers & Dick Knight 

Sunday, June 14, 3 p.m.
Free tickets for this concert are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 2 p.m.

Myers (who plays piano, saxophone, flute, and vibes, in addition to directing, arranging, and composing) and Knight (who plays trumpet, alto saxophone, and flugel horn) are also members of the Monitors, a renowned North Carolina–based group that plays jazz, rhythm and blues, soul, and oldies. 

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

Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, June 18 and 25, 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. Topics change every week! 

Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, June 25, 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. Topics change every week! 

Saturdays in the Garden

Saturday, June 27, 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. Tours begin at the information desk in the lobby.

Save the Date!

Halloween Safe Night at the Museum

Saturday, October 31, 6–9 p.m.
Ages 12 and under (with adult)
Call 919-872-9535, ext. 3069, for information.

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

Sponsored by CW22 and MyRDC 28.

Exhibit opening: North Carolina's Favorite Son: Billy Graham's 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.

20th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration

Saturday, Nov. 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.

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! Click here for information about last year's event.

Events

     
Event StartEvent EndTitle
5/5/2015 10:00 AM 5/5/2015 10:45 AM Time for Tots: A Child’s Garden
5/6/2015 10:00 AM 5/6/2015 11:00 AM History Corner: Civil War Kids
5/6/2015 11:15 AM 5/6/2015 12:15 PM History Hunters: War’s End?
5/7/2015 10:00 AM 5/7/2015 10:30 AM Recurring Event: until 5/28/2015 (total 4 events) Storytime in the Gallery
5/8/2015 6:00 PM 5/8/2015 8:00 PM Starring North Carolina! Film Series: Junebug
5/9/2015 9:30 AM 5/9/2015 4:00 PM Conservation Assistance Day
5/9/2015 10:00 AM 5/9/2015 4:00 PM Preservation Day
5/9/2015 1:00 PM 5/9/2015 3:00 PM Make It, Take It: Time Capsules
5/10/2015 3:00 PM 5/10/2015 4:00 PM Music of the Carolinas: The Buck Stops Here
5/12/2015 10:00 AM 5/12/2015 10:45 AM Time for Tots: A Child’s Garden
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