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February


American POWs and Vietnamese Re-Education Camps

Postponed!

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.


African American History Tour

Saturday, February 28
1:30–2:30 p.m.
Free!

Explore the lives and accomplishments of African American North Carolinians from the antebellum period to the civil rights era.


March

Time for Tots: St. Patrick’s Day

Tuesdays, March 3 or 10, 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.

Discover the history, foodways, and traditions of St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday that’s been observed by the Irish for 1,000 years. Before you head home, make a craft to give you the luck o’ the Irish!


History Corner: Ships and Tar Heels

Wednesday, March 4, 10–11 a.m.
Ages 6–9 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for museum members plus state and local taxes
This class is full. For information, call 919-807-7988.

What does a tree have to do with sailing ships, soaps, and sticky feet? Learn about the history of the longleaf pine and how its many parts can be used.


History Hunters: Land of the Longleaf

Wednesday, March 4, 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.

Find out about the trees that once kept an empire’s ships afloat, contributed to the pleasures of paved roads, and even caused financial booms and busts.


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, March 5
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, March 6, 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. During the evening, the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild will be organizing tastings of beer from Bear Creek Brews (based in Siler City): the state’s smallest nano-brewery. 

Sports Legends: A Panel and Workshop for Youth

Saturday, March 7, 10 a.m.–noon
Ages 12 and up
Free!

Hear about sports careers past and present from some of our state’s sports legends, then take part in a gallery hunt through the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame to test your sports knowledge. 

Presented in partnership with Our Youth Matters, of Raleigh. 


Music of the Carolinas: Barleycorn & Rye 

Sunday, March 8, 3 p.m. 
Free!

This group’s acoustic folk music includes an exciting mix of jigs, reels, and ballads that will make you want to dance and sing along to soak in their Irish and Celtic sounds. 

 

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


Time for Tots: St. Patrick’s Day

Tuesday, March 10, 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. 

Discover the history, foodways, and traditions of St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday the Irish have observed for 1,000 years. Before you head home, make a craft to give you the luck o’ the Irish!

History à la Carte: There’s Always Work at the Post Office

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

Phil Rubio, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Rubio provides insight into his 2010 book, a look at the activist history of African American postal workers and how they helped transform black community development, the labor movement, and civil rights in general.

Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, March 12
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! 

Indian History in North Carolina and Indian Nationhood in
the 21st Century

Thursday, March 12
5–6:30 p.m.: Reception; visit The Story of North Carolina exhibit
6:30 p.m.: Lecture
$15 per GAA members; $25 for nonmembers
Register online at alumni.unc.edu/BeyondTheStoneWalls

Valerie Lambert, Associate Professor of Anthropology, UNC–CH

The Museum of History hosts this session of the Carolina Conversations series to share artifacts from the state’s Native American cultures. Tour the museum’s chronological history exhibit, then stay to hear Lambert, an enrolled citizen, by blood, of the Choctaw Nation. An expert on the evolving history of Indian cultures and contemporary debates about Indian identities, she will discuss the historical significance of Indian reservations, the political-economic position of Indian tribal communities, and recent controversies about the “Washington Redskins” name.

This program is presented by the UNC Program in the Humanities and Human Values and the UNC General Alumni Association. The Carolina Conversations series is offered in collaboration with the GAA and the state museums in Raleigh.


Starring North Carolina! Film Series: Dirty Dancing

Friday, March 13, 6 p.m.
$5 per person; $4 for museum members plus state and local taxes
MPAA rating: PG-13-L,S; run time: 100 min. 

Marsha Gordon, Associate Professor, Film Studies, North Carolina State University 

Scriptwriter Eleanor Bergstein discovered Lake Lure, in Rutherford County, after straying off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Because the location reminded her of New York’s Catskills, where the film’s story took place, many scenes were shot in the area. 


A Monumental Mystery: The Battle of Bentonville and
Its Lost Confederate Soldiers

Saturday, March 14, 2 p.m.

Derrick S. Brown, Assistant Site Manager, Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site

Brown will focus on the largest Civil War battle fought in North Carolina and some of the recent archaeological work done to find the location of a lost Confederate cemetery on the battlefield.

On March 21 and 22, more than 3,000 reenactors and 50,000 spectators are expected to attend a battle reenactment at the site in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bentonville.


Make It, Take It: Weave It!

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

Learn about North Carolina’s textile history and weave a bookmark to take home.


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, March 19
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, March 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. Topics change every week! 


Girl Scout Juniors: Playing the Past

Saturday, March 21, 1–4:30 p.m.
Junior level Girl Scouts
$11 per Scout 
Register by March 9 at nccoastalpines.org

Work on your Playing the Past badge from the It’s Your Story—Tell It! Journey.


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.  (2 p.m. show canceled)
Saturday, March 28, 4 p.m.  (added performance)
Sunday, March 29, 2 p.m.
Free!

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
Registration begins March 4. 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
Registration begins March 4. 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
Registration begins March 3. 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. 

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!

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.

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
Registration begins March 3. 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! 


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.
This will be a ticketed event at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh.
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, and Goodnight Educational Foundation.

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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