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October


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, October 30
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.


Halloween Safe Night at the Museum

Friday, 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.


November

Young Associates Members’ Halloween Bash

Saturday, November 1, 8 p.m.

Museum members in their early 20s to early 40s will hold their second annual Halloween costume bash. Join at the event or visit ncmuseumassoc.com for information. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Time for Tots: Early American Indian Life

Tuesday, November 4 or 18, 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 lives of North Carolina’s first inhabitants by handling objects, listening to stories, and making a paper turtle rattle to take home.


History Corner: North Carolina Neighbors

Wednesday, November 5, 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.

Who moved here from where? Find out about the different people who make up our state.

History Hunters: New North Carolinians

Wednesday, November 5, 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.

What pulled or pushed you to North Carolina? Learn some reasons why people move here.


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, November 6, 13, and 20; December 4, 11, and 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.

Hidden Histories: Fact or Fiction?

Friday, November 7, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and
Saturday, November 8, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Teachers, grades K–12

Registration is closed for this workshop.

Join the Museum of History and the North Carolina Civic Education Consortium for a two-day workshop designed to deepen your understanding of history and to determine if what you’re teaching is, indeed, fact—or if it’s possibly fiction. For more information, e-mail Paul Bonnici: bonnici@unc.edu.

The Hidden Histories workshop for schoolteachers is made possible by a generous grant from the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust.


Make It, Take It: Bluegrass Banjo

Saturday, November 8, 1–3 p.m. (drop-in program)

Come see Carolina Bluegrass: Breakdowns and Revivals, and make yourself a toy banjo from three simple items.


Music of the Carolinas: Dark Water Rising

Sunday, November 9, 3 p.m.

This Robeson County band blends soul, blues, country, hip-hop, gospel, and rock with the free spirits of its members’ rich Lumbee culture.

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

History à la Carte: Veterans Histories

Wednesday, November 12, noon–1 p.m.
Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Rusty Edmister, Oral Historian and Videographer

Edmister, himself a Vietnam veteran, has recorded more than 150 interviews with veterans, and he is determined to document as many as possible. Join him, and some distinguished guests, while he shares his mission to record memories and stories.

Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, November 13, 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 Preview and Red Carpet Opening

Friday, November 14

See the museum’s latest major exhibition—Starring North Carolina!—before it opens to the public on Saturday, November 15. Practice that pose for the paparazzi! Click here for more information.

Honorary event chairs: Martha De Laurentiis, Thom Mount

Exhibit Opening: Starring North Carolina!

100 Years ● 3,000 Films
November 15, 2014-September 6, 2015

The first major exhibition about North Carolina’s role in the film industry.

  • See costumes, props, and memorabilia from Bull Durham, Iron Man 3, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Blue Velvet, Sleepy Hollow, and dozens more!
  • Test your knowledge of the state’s films, TV shows, stars, and crews.
  • Explore famous and little-known films.

$10 per person, ages 18 and up
$6 each, ages 7 to 17, 60 and up, active military personnel, college students with ID
$6 per person, groups of 10 or more with reservations—visit nccapvisit.org to make reservations
Free, ages 6 and under, museum members

Purchase single exhibit tickets at the Museum Shop.


Time for Tots: Early American Indian Life

Tuesday, November 18, 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 lives of North Carolina’s first inhabitants by handling objects, listening to stories, and making a paper turtle rattle to take home.

Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, November 20, 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.


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
Online registration begins November 4. 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
Online registration begins November 5. 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
Online registration begins November 5. 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
Online registration begins November 4. 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.


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!

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