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Saturdays in the Garden
Saturdays in the Garden, September 20, and October 11, 1:30–2:30 p.m.

September

Saturdays in the Garden

Saturdays, September 20 and October 11, 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 and see what’s going on! Tours begin at the information desk in the lobby.


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, September 25 and October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 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.


From Talking to Talkin’ Tar Heel

FULL

Saturday, September 27, 1–5 p.m.
$75 per person
For more information and to register, visit humanities.unc.edu/programs/adventures-in-ideas/talkintarheel.

Discover why we talk the way we do as you experience the regional, cultural, and ethnic diversity of language in North Carolina. All attendees will receive a copy of Talkin’ Tar Heel by Walter Wolfram and Jeffery Reaser.

Presented with UNC–Chapel Hill’s Program in the Humanities as part of its Humanities and Human Values series.

Sounds of Stagville: An Afternoon with Yolanda Hall

Sunday, September 28, 2–4 p.m.
$10 per person; $8 for museum members
To purchase tickets, click here.

This special afternoon of spirituals and jazz will feature vocalist Hall, who has performed internationally and provided the soundtrack for the museum's exhibition Stagville: Black & White. The exhibit’s photographer, Dr. Brenda Scott, will be present, as well; both will be available in the gallery following the concert.


October

History Corner: Come One, Come All

Wednesday, October 1, 10–11 a.m.
Ages 6–9 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for museum members
To register, call 919-807-7992.

Have you been to the North Carolina State Fair? Find out some fair history, and join in a little “aggie” competition.


History Hunters: The State Fair

Wednesday, October 1, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Ages 10–13
$3 per child; $1 for museum members
To register, call 919-807-7992.

Other than deep-fried treats, what is a fair for? Share your ideas, and find out how fairs have shaped our state.

New Deal String Band

Wednesday, October 1, 5–7 p.m.

Hear the original members of this Raleigh-based band as they reunite for a special concert. The New Deal String Band achieved national fame as one of the pioneers of “newgrass”—a progressive style of bluegrass.

Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 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.


PineCone Bluegrass Jam

Thursday, October 2, 5–7 p.m.

Bring your instrument and your love of bluegrass to the Museum of History for a jam session.

Presented with PineCone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music.


Time for Tots: String-Band Music

Tuesday, October 7 or 14, 10–10:45 a.m.
Ages 3–5 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for museum members
To register, call 919-807-7992.

Learn about the different instruments used in string-band music, and make some music of your own at home, with a homemade paint-stirrer and paper-plate banjo.

History à la Carte: In the Shadow of the Blue Ridge

Wednesday, October 8, noon–1 p.m.
Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Doug Porter Jr., Historic Site Manager, City of Raleigh

Porter will explore an important, but often overlooked, portion of North Carolina: Surry County and the North Carolina foothills—in many ways, a distinctive region with its own folkways and identity.


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, October 9, 16, 23, and 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.


Fall Open House for Teachers

Thursday, October 9, 2014
4–5 p.m. Resource Fair
5–7:30 p.m. Workshops
For more information call 919-807-7982

Enjoy light refreshments, bust some history myths, and explore our legendary resources!  CE certificates will be given at completion of the event. To register click here.


Starring North Carolina! Film Series: Maximum Overdrive

Friday, October 10, 6 p.m.
$5 per person; $4 for museum members


As we count down to the opening of Starring North Carolina!, join us on the second Friday of each month to celebrate the films of North Carolina. Speakers will introduce each film at 6 p.m. Admission tickets will be sold in the Museum Shop.

Make It, Take It: Face Jugs

Saturday, October 11, noon–3 p.m. (drop-in program)

Hear some North Carolina pottery history, and craft a little clay “face” of your own.


Saturdays in the Garden

Saturday, October 11, 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 and see what’s going on! Tours begin at the information desk in the lobby.


Music of the Carolinas: Sara Grey & Kieron Means

Sunday, October 12, 3 p.m.

A love of old-time banjo music and traditional songs have led Grey and her son to collecting and performing folk songs and melodies from across America and Great Britain.

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

Time for Tots: String-Band Music

Tuesday, October 14, 10–10:45 a.m.
Ages 3–5 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for museum members
To register, call 919-807-7992.

Learn about the different instruments used in string-band music, and make some music of your own at home, with a homemade paint-stirrer and paper-plate banjo.

Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, October 16, 23, and 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.


Digital Photo Restoration Workshop

Saturday, October 18, 1–3 p.m.
Ages 16 and up
$30 per person; $25 for museum members
To register, click here.

Dr. Brenda Scott, Guest Curator, Stagville: Black & White

Photographer Scott provides a tour of the exhibit and an overview of digital photo restoration techniques. The first 4 registrants will receive a free 15-minute individual consultation following the workshop.


The Sinking of the Albemarle

Saturday, October 18, 2 p.m.

Dr. Chris Fonvielle, Author, The Wilmington Campaign: Last Rays of Departing Hope and Fort Anderson: Battle for Wilmington

Fonvielle will discuss Lt. William B. Cushing (US Navy) and his crew’s sinking of the CSS Albemarle. Commander Cushing and his crew were responsible for destroying the ironclad vessel in October 1864.


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, October 23, and 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.

Conservation Assistance Day

FULL
Friday, October 24, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Appointment required. Call Jan Sweatt at 919-807-7823.

Do you have questions about caring for a treasured possession? Make an appointment and you may bring up to three objects to the museum for assessment and advice on care from a museum conservator.

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.


Save the Date!

Starring North Carolina! Friday, November 14

Starring North Carolina!—the museum’s latest major exhibition—opens on Saturday, November 15, but its preview gala celebration happens the night before. Watch for details at NCMOH-starring.com or join now at ncMuseumAssoc.com to secure an invitation. Practice that pose for the paparazzi!


Honorary event chairs: Martha de Laurentiis, Thom Mount

19th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration

Saturday, November 22, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Join the fun by watching artists, dancers, and performers; participating in workshops and craft activities; and learning about our state’s American Indian population.

Teachers: bring your students to a special day, just for them, on Friday, November 21. For more information or to register, call 919-807-7979.


Supported by the NC Commission of Indian Affairs, the eight state-recognized tribes and four urban Indian organizations, and the Museum of History Associates.

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