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March


Vietnam Veterans Day Weekend

Friday–Saturday, March 27–28, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, March 29, noon–5 p.m.

Meet Vietnam veterans, and see equipment—including vehicles and helicopters—and personal memorabilia—such as uniforms, weapons, and gear. A Field Cross memorial, a display of the state’s POW and MIA heroes, and a 1/8-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall are also highlights of the weekend.

Presented through a partnership with North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Inc.


Etchings in Stone: Memories of North Carolina’s Vietnam Veterans

Friday, March 27, 7 p.m.  
Saturday, March 28, 4 p.m.  
Sunday, March 29, 2 p.m.
Admission is free; however, call 919-266-7654 to reserve a ticket. Leave your name, phone number, date of performance, and number of tickets needed. Pick up tickets at the “will call” desk. 

The short segments of this play by North Carolina Vietnam veteran Ron Harris place audience members “inside” the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall so individuals are privy to the words and unspoken thoughts of passing visitors. Music, video clips, and photographs from the Vietnam era are featured between segments.

Presented through a partnership with North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Inc.


April

History Corner: Can a House Talk?

Wednesday, April 1, 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 a bit of house history, then hunt through the new photography exhibit, Rural Revival: Photographs of Home and Preservation of Place.


History Hunters: This Old House

Wednesday, April 1, 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.


Visit the new exhibit Rural Revival: Photographs of Home and Preservation of Place and discuss what buildings can tell us about the past—and how we might save the structures for the future.

Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, April 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. Topics change every week! 

First Fridays at the Museum 

Friday, April 3, 5–9 p.m. 

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

Time for Tots: Community Helpers

Tuesdays, April 7 or 14, 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 history of familiar community helpers, including teachers, doctors, firefighters, and police officers. Then, make your own service badge.

History à la Carte: Rural Revival

Wednesday, April 8, noon–1 p.m. 
Bring your lunch; beverages provided.
 
Scott Garlock, Photographer 

Garlock shares his passion for North Carolina’s old, abandoned structures—the root of the museum’s current preservation exhibit Rural Revival: Photographs of Home and Preservation of Place

Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, April 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. Topics change every week! 

Museum of History Foundation Awards Program

Thursday, April 9, 5:30–9 p.m.
$125 per person, includes dinner (plus state and local taxes)
To register, call 919-807-7876.

James Madison composed the first drafts of the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights before serving two terms in the White House with his First Lady, Dolley, who was born in Guilford County. As part of this year’s awards program, first-person interpreter John Douglas Hall will take us back in time and bring one of the nation’s founding statesmen to life. The 2015 Philanthropy Award recipients are Senator and Mrs. James T. Broyhill and Mr. and Mrs. W. Trent Ragland Jr.

Sponsored by First Citizens Wealth Management.


Starring North Carolina!
Film Series: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Friday, April 10, 6 p.m.
$5 per person; $4 for museum members plus state and local taxes
MPAA rating: PG-13-L,V; run time: 93 min.

This 1990 movie became one of the highest- grossing independent films of all time and resulted in a sequel that was released just a year later. While set in New York City, most scenes were filmed at Carolco Pictures studios (now EUE/Screen Gems Studios) in Wilmington. Click here for more information about the movie.

Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes: North Carolina Folk Arts

Saturday, April 11, 1–4:30 p.m.
Junior level Girl Scouts 
$12 per Scout
Register by March 30 at nccoastalpines.org

Earn your Folk Arts patch as you make crafts from North Carolina’s past.

This Astounding Close: The Road to Bennett Place

Saturday, April 11, 2 p.m.
 
Mark Bradley, US Army Center of Military History

Bradley will discuss closing operations of the Civil War in North Carolina, including negotiations between Union general William Tecumseh Sherman and Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston, which resulted in the largest troop surrender of the war.


Raleigh Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

Sunday, April 12, 7 a.m.

Raleigh’s second Rock 'n' Roll Marathon passes the Jones Street side of the museum around 7 a.m. Volunteers and participants in the marathon and half-marathon can show their medal, race bib, or T-shirt all weekend for half-priced admission to the museum’s film exhibit, Starring North Carolina!


Music of the Carolinas: Alice Gerrard with Laurelyn Dossett and Scott Manring 

Sunday, April 12, 3 p.m.

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

 

Grammy-nominated—in the Folk Album category—Gerrard is known for her songwriting abilities; her powerful, hard-edged vocals; and her instrumental mastery on rhythm guitar, banjo, and fiddle. She will be joined by singer-songwriter Dossett and instrumentalist Manring.

After the concert, join Gerrard at a special meet-and-greet session. Buy tickets ($15) for this reception here.

 

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


Time for Tots: Community Helpers

Tuesday, April 14, 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 history of familiar community helpers, including teachers, doctors, firefighters, and police officers. Then, make your own service badge.


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, April 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. Topics change every week! 


American POWs and Vietnamese Re-Education Camps

Friday, April 17, 7 p.m.

Cmdr. William Tschundy, Brig. Gen. Norman Gaddis, and Col. Hien Vo

These three men survived years of terror as prisoners of the North Vietnamese communist government during the Vietnam War—Tschundy and Gaddis, who were held as American POWs, and Vo, who was held in a “re-education” camp.

Sponsored in part by North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Inc. and the 50th Anniversary Commemoration Program.


Make It, Take It: Lighthouses

Saturday, April 18, 1–3 p.m. (drop-in program)

Set your course for the museum and learn about some of the lighthouses that line our coast. Then, make a paper lighthouse of your own.


Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble 

Sunday, April 19, 2 p.m.

Gregg Gelb, Director

The Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble features advanced high school musicians who study and perform the best of big-band jazz. Enjoy Duke Ellington compositions, a variety of big band music from the swing era, and some Latin jazz. 


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, April 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. Topics change every week! 


Tar Heel Junior Historian Annual Convention

Friday, April 24, 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
For information, visit TarHeelJuniorHistorians.org

Student members of the museum’s Tar Heel Junior Historian Association gather for a day of hands-on history workshops, activities, and the announcement of winners in the association’s annual contests.

Sponsored by the North Carolina Museum of History Associates.


National History Day

Saturday, April 25, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
For information, visit ncdcr.gov/historyday or call Laura Ketcham at 919-807-7395. 

Students in grades 6 through 12 have progressed through earlier competitions to arrive at this annual state-level contest. The public is welcome to attend and view presentations of exhibits, performances, documentaries, websites, and research papers that relate to the theme “Leadership and Legacy in History.”

National History Day in North Carolina is sponsored by the North Carolina Office of Archives and History, the North Caroliniana Society, and the Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies.


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, April 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. Topics change every week! 


Save the Date!

Longleaf Film Festival

Saturday, May 2

In conjunction with Starring North Carolina!, the Museum of History is hosting its inaugural Longleaf Film Festival. Three screens at the daylong festival will show new submissions from around the world in five categories, including student-made shorts. Festival winners will be announced at day’s end. For information, visit LongleafFilmFestival.com


An Evening with David McCullough

Thursday, May 21, 7 p.m.
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh.
To purchase tickets, click here.
Call 919-807-7873 for more information.

Author David McCullough is widely acclaimed as a “master of the art of narrative history” and has received both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award (two times each), as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Join us in welcoming this distinguished writer for an evening of insights on the lessons of leadership he learned while writing his latest release: a biography of the Wright brothers.

Presented with support from the North Carolina Museum of History Foundation, the News & Observer, First Tennessee Bank, Goodnight Educational Foundation, The Sherrill Fund, Smith Family Foundation, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. Howard, Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Hoch, Jr., and Northwestern Mutual.

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Music of the Carolinas: Ben Payton and the Blues
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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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