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May

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! 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.

Events

Music of the Carolinas: Ben Payton and the Blues
Start Date/Time: Sunday, February 09, 2014 3:00 PM
End Date/Time: Sunday, February 09, 2014 4:00 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority
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Music of the Carolinas: Ben Payton and the Blues

Sunday, February 9

3–4 p.m.

Ben Payton spent his teen years in Chicago, where he fell into the city’s vibrant blues and soul scene. He has performed with artists including improvisational musician Bobby Rush and jazz pianist Randy Weston. Presented with PineCone, and support from the North Carolina Museum of History Associates, Williams Mullen, and Harry’s Guitar Shop of Raleigh. 

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