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Saturdays in the Garden
Saturdays in the Garden, August 16, September 20, and October 11, 1:30–2:30 p.m.

August

Cedars in the Pines on the Plaza

Saturday, August 2, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Celebrate Lebanese culture with a day of dancing and music in Daniels Auditorium and foods and crafts on Bicentennial Plaza. The festival also will feature activities for children, even a scavenger hunt, and opportunities for photos. Click here for a press release about the event.


Exhibit Closing: Formed, Fired, and Finished: Art Pottery from the James-Farmer Collection

Sunday, August 3, 5 p.m.

This colorful case exhibit shows off several dozen examples of art pottery and the transition from utilitarian pottery.

This exhibit has been made possible by collectors Dr. Everette James and Dr. Nancy Farmer, of Chapel Hill. 

Time for Tots: Colonial Clothing

Tuesdays, August 5 and 12, 10–10:45 a.m.
Ages 3–5 (with adult)
$1 per child
To register, call 919-807-7992.

Discover how children and adults dressed in colonial times. Then decorate your own pocket to take home.

History Corner: Play Ball!

Wednesday, August 6, 10–11 a.m.
Ages 6–9 (with adult)
$1 per child
To register, call 919-807-7992.

What was baseball before it was baseball? Learn about rounders, townball, and similar historic games.

History Hunters: The Boys—and Girls—of Summer

Wednesday, August 6, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Ages 10–13
$1 per child
To register, call 919-807-7992.

Look back at sports history, and learn how leisure activities (and athletes) have changed over the last century.

Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, August 7, 14, 21, and 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.

Artist at Work: Susan Brabeau

Saturday, August 9, noon–3 p.m. (drop-in program)

Visit our old-time drugstore exhibit and see how artist Brabeau re-creates the past in her paintings.


Make It, Take It: Gallery Hunt

Saturday, August 9, noon–3 p.m. (drop-in program)

Join a scavenger hunt through our 1920s pharmacy gallery, then make a period toy to take home.


Sam Ervin and Watergate: 40 Years Later

Saturday, August 9, 2 p.m.

Dr. Karl Campbell, Appalachian State UniversityCampbell, author of Senator Sam Ervin, Last of the Founding Fathers (UNC Press, 2007), will moderate a panel discussion and Q&A session on Sam Ervin. Hear about Ervin’s time as chair of the Senate Watergate Committee from those who remember him best.


Exhibit Closing: Watergate: Political Scandal & the Presidency

Sunday, August 10, 5 p.m.

The popular lobby exhibit, which features the roles of Senator Sam Ervin and several Senate Watergate Committee staffers from the Tar Heel State, will close 40 years and a day after Richard Nixon resigned the presidency and left office on August 9, 1974.

The Watergate exhibit was funded, in part, by Rufus L. Edmisten, Kenneth B. Howard, and Lacy M. Presnell III. 

Time for Tots: Colonial Clothing

Tuesday, August 12, 10–10:45 a.m.
Ages 3–5 (with adult)
$1 per child
To register, call 919-807-7992.

Learn about how children and adults dressed in colonial times. Then decorate your own pocket to take home.

History à la Carte: The North Carolina Pottery Center

Wednesday, August 13, noon–1 p.m.
Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Lindsey A. Lambert, Executive Director, North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove

Lambert will talk about the role of the center in sharing one of the state’s most enduring traditions and then discuss North Carolina’s face jug tradition and its origins.


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, August 14, 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

Saturday, August 16, 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 out there! Tours begin at the information desk in the lobby.


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, August 21, 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.

Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, August 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.

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.


Save the Date!

Be a Docent!

Monday, September 15
Visit www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/Support/Volunteer.aspx to apply.

Become one of our greatest treasures by volunteering at the Museum of History! We’ll help you learn to interpret Gallery Carts to schoolchildren, lead tours for visitors of all ages, assist with festivals, or work behind the scenes. For more information, e-mail debra.nichols@ncdcr.gov.

Bluegrass Returns to the Museum

Monday, September 29–Friday, October 3

Programs and special events at the museum will help celebrate Raleigh’s second year of hosting the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass convention and Wide Open Bluegrass festival. Click here for dates and details.

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
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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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