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Monday, September 01, 2014

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

August


Exhibit Opening: Carolina Bluegrass: Breakdowns and Revivals

Friday, August 29

This case exhibit focuses on how bluegrass festivals and fiddlers’ conventions—along with record labels and television shows—helped to popularize bluegrass music between the early 1950s and early 1980s.


Exhibit Closing: Cedars in the Pines: The Lebanese in North Carolina: 130 Years of History

Sunday, August 31, 5 p.m.

Don’t miss this temporary exhibit that commemorates the history and contributions of Lebanese immigrants who have made North Carolina their home since the 1880s.

Cedars in the Pines
is provided by and based on research by the Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies at North Carolina State University; additional support comes from the North Carolina Museum of History, the Department of History at North Carolina State University, and the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


September

Monday, September 1

Labor Day Museum closed.


Time for Tots: Aw, Nuts!

Tuesday, September 2 or 9, 10–10:45 a.m.
Ages 3–5 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for museum members

To register, call 919-807-7992.

Discover the “gooberlicious” history of peanuts, then create a “nutty” craft to take home.

History Corner: The Corner Cure-All

Wednesday, September 3, 10–11 a.m.
Ages 6–9 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for museum members

To register, call 919-807-7992.

Go on a hunt through our 1920s pharmacy exhibit, and learn about remedies—and toys and candies—of the past.

History Hunters: Home Remedies

Wednesday, September 3, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Ages 10–13
$3 per child; $1 for museum members

To register, call 919-807-7992.

Salt on a bee sting? A sock around your neck? Find out how our ancestors used home and store ingredients to stay well . . . or get better.

Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, September 4, 11, 18, and 25
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.


Picturing History: Photography Workshop

Friday, September 5, 4–6 p.m., or Saturday, September 6, 1–3 p.m.
Ages 10 and up
$8 per person; $5 for museum members, THJHA members, or students enrolled in museum or historic sites junior curator programs
To register, click here.

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

Photographer Scott will lead these hands-on workshops as she shares how to use a camera for documenting the people and places of local history. Bring your own camera.


National Grandparents Day at the Museum

Sunday, September 7

Celebrate some of the special people in your life. Grandparents, come with your family or bring a photo of your grandchildren, and enjoy 20 percent off your purchase in the Museum Shop.


Time for Tots: Aw, Nuts!

Tuesday, September 9, 10–10:45 a.m.
Ages 3–5 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for museum members
To register, call 919-807-7992.

Discover the “gooberlicious” history of peanuts, then create a “nutty” craft to take home.

History à la Carte: North Carolina’s Bluegrass Tradition

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

Joe Newberry, Songwriter and Musician

Newberry is a North Carolina transplant who has created music most of his life—with a banjo, a guitar, and a fiddle. His legendary songwriting and singing skills have delighted audiences around the world.


The Scottish Referendum: A Peaceful Independence?

Wednesday, September 10, 6–7:30 p.m.

Dr. George S. Birrell, Scottish Lecturer/Researcher

Residents of Scotland are preparing to vote in a referendum to decide if Scotland should be independent or remain a part of the United Kingdom. Birrell, a native of Scotland, will discuss the history of the UK and how that history relates to the decision facing those voters.


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, September 11, 18, and 25
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.


Starring North Carolina! Film Series: Bull Durham

Friday, September 12, 6 p.m.
$5 per person; $4 for museum members

Join us on the second Friday of each month to celebrate the films of North Carolina and help count down to the opening of our next major exhibit. Speakers will introduce each film at 6 p.m.

Stories from NCpedia.org

Saturday, September 13, noon–4 p.m.

Celebrate NCpedia.org—the State Library’s stop for Tar Heel facts, history, and culture—with children’s activities, hands-on crafts, and a panel discussion featuring historians William Price Jr. and Michael Hill. The thousands of entries in NCpedia.org include articles from the museum's Tar Heel Junior Historian magazine.


Make It, Take It: Boll Weevils

Saturday, September 13, 1–3 p.m. (drop-in program)

Was the boll weevil really evil? See how this insect changed farming in the South, and make a weevil to take home.


Bluegrass in the Garden

Sunday, September 14, 4–6 p.m.
Grits and Soul, featuring Anna Kline and John Looney

Enjoy an evening of live Carolina bluegrass in Fletcher Garden, outside the Museum of History.

Sponsored by Sonic Pie Productions.

Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, September 18, and 25
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.

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

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 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

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.

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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