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January

Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, January 29
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 Opening: North Carolina State Highway Patrol: Service, Safety, Sacrifice

Saturday, January 31

North Carolina’s State Highway Patrol was created in 1929 to address an increase in motor vehicle traffic—and related fatalities. This temporary lobby exhibit traces the agency’s rich history through artifacts and images.  


14th Annual African American Cultural Celebration 

Saturday, January 31, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Free! 
For information, call Emily Grant at 919-807-7979 or click here.

This year’s celebration theme is Let Freedom Sing! More than 75 musicians, storytellers, dancers, historians, playwrights, authors, artists, reenactors, chefs, teachers, scholars, and more will be on hand to help tell the rich and varied stories of our state and the continued quest of defining and working for freedom. It’s educational—and fun—for the whole family.

Supported by the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission, the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, and Food Lion. 


February

Time for Tots: Have a Heart!

Tuesday, February 3 or 10, 10–10:45 a.m.
Ages 3–5 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for museum members plus state and local tax
To register, click here. For information, call 919-807-7979.

Discover heart shapes in items from the museum’s collection. Then create a heart-shaped valentine for someone you love!


History Corner: Sugar Shock!

Wednesday, February 4, 10–11 a.m.
Ages 6–9 (with adult) $3 per child; $1 for museum members plus state and local tax

Registration is full. For information, call 919-807-7988.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, you’ll learn about historic sweet treats and taste one or two for yourself. 


History Hunters: Sweet History

Wednesday, February 4, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Ages 10–13
$3 per child; $1 for museum members plus state and local tax
To register, click here. For information, call 919-807-7988.

How did people sweeten their food in the past? How have our tastes changed over time? Find out, then make a sweet treat to take home.


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, February 5, 12, 19, and 26
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.


Educator Trek: Land of the Longleaf—Natural and Cultural History of Eastern NC

Friday, February 6–Sunday, February 8
This trek is restricted to educators.
$160 (includes transportation, lodging and some meals)
To register, visit naturalsciences.org/programs-events/educator-trek-longleaf

Join educators from the Museum of History and the Museum of Natural Sciences for a traveling workshop focused on the natural and cultural history of the state’s Coastal Plain—from the once-extensive longleaf pine savanna to the ever-changing coast.


First Friday at the Museum

Friday, February 6, 5–9 p.m.

This month, enjoy some of the educational programs offered by the Museum of History as you explore its Education Center, provided by the State Employees’ Credit Union. 


The Legacy of Pitch a Boogie Woogie

Saturday, February 7, 2 p.m. 
Alex Albright, East Carolina University 

Shot in Greenville in 1947 using a local cast of African American musicians and actors, Pitch a Boogie Woogie was thought lost until the 1970s, when Albright found a copy and fought to restore it for future audiences. Albright will show the film and discuss its importance and legacy. 

Music of the Carolinas: Scott Ainslie

Sunday, February 8, 3 p.m.
Free!

Ainslie’s latest album, The Last Shot Got Him, features a 1934 Gibson archtop guitar and the blues songs and standards that were popular when the guitar was young. After the concert, join Ainslie 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: Have a Heart!

Tuesday, February 10, 10–10:45 a.m.
Ages 3–5 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for museum members plus state and local tax
To register, click here. For information, call 919-807-7979.

Discover heart shapes in items from the museum’s collection. Then create a heart-shaped valentine for someone you love!


History à la Carte: The Olympics: Bringing Results to the World

Wednesday, February 11, noon–1 p.m.
Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Derek Lindsley, Sport Analyst, Olympic Results and Information Services, International Olympic Committee

Get an overview of the summer and winter Olympic sports and an explanation of how timing and scoring systems work. Lindsley will also discuss the role of technology in the Olympic games. 

Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, February 12, 19, and 26
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, February 13, 9:30 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. 


Starring North Carolina! Film Series: Firestarter

Friday, February 13, 6 p.m.
$5 per person; $4 for museum members plus state and local taxes
MPAA rating: R-L,V; run time: 114 min.

Jennifer Ward Bunch, Actress

Shot around Wilmington, including scenes at Orton Plantation and Oakland Plantation, and in Chimney Rock and Lake Lure, the making of this movie brought producer Dino De Laurentiis to the state and encouraged him to start taking actions that resulted in a revival of filmmaking in Wilmington. Bunch was cast as Drew Barrymore’s body double for Firestarter and for Cat’s Eye.


Make It, Take It: Heart-y Greetings

Saturday, February 14, 1–3 p.m. (drop-in program)

See some valentines of days past, and make a heartfelt card of your own. 


Justice Theater Project: Voices That Challenge

Saturday, February 14, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 15, 3 p.m.
$8 per adult; free, children 12 and under with adult
To purchase tickets, visit theJusticeTheaterProject.org.
For information, call 919-264-7089.

Using dance, spoken word, and music, the Justice Theater Project presents Voices That Challenge, an original work about the voices and leadership of Operation Breadbasket.

Voices That Challenge features Baba Chuck Davis and is a collaboration between the JTP, the Museum of History, the Panoramic Dance Project at North Carolina State University, North Carolina Central University, the Longleaf School of the Arts in Raleigh, and L. D. Burris, former dancer for Chuck Davis, with 2 Near the Edge of Durham.

Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, February 19 and 26
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 Opening: Rural Revival: Photographs of Home and Preservation of Place

February 20
Scott Garlock, Photographer

Garlock’s images of abandoned, old, and interesting historic buildings in eastern and northeastern North Carolina present structures worthy of preservation.
Presented in partnership with the State Historic Preservation Office, Preservation North Carolina, and the Historic Preservation Technology program at Edgecombe Community College. 

Storytellers to Go: Oh, Deer!

Saturday, February 21, 2–3 p.m.
Free
Performed by teen actors from Raleigh Little Theatre, this lively retelling of the North Carolina folktale explains how Daniel Boone met his “dear.” 

Young Associates Casino Night

Saturday, February 21, 8 p.m.
$60 per person; $70 nonmembers
Visit ncmuseumassoc.com/events for information or to RSVP.

Members in their early 20s to early 40s are invited to the 7th annual Casino Night fund-raiser for the museum. Join now for an evening of casino games, dancing, socializing, and more!


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, February 26
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.


Museum of History Foundation Awards Program

Thursday, February 26, 5:30–9 p.m.
$125 per person (includes dinner)
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. 




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
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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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