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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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Saturdays in the Garden
Saturday in the Garden, October 11, 1:30–2:30 p.m.

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
5–7:30 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

FULL
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.


October

Young Associates Members’ Halloween Bash

Saturday, November 1, 8 p.m.

Museum members in their early 20s to early 40s will hold their second annual Halloween costume bash. Join at the event or visit ncmuseumassoc.com for information.

Time for Tots: Early American Indian Life

Tuesday, November 4 or 18, 10–11 a.m.
Ages 3–5 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for museum members
To register, click here. For information, call 919-807-7979.

Learn about the lives of North Carolina’s first inhabitants by handling objects, listening to stories, and making a paper turtle rattle to take home.


History Corner: North Carolina Neighbors

Wednesday, November 5, 10–11 a.m.
Ages 6–9 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for museum members

To register, click here. For information, call 919-807-7988.

Who moved here from where? Find out about the different people who make up our state.

History Hunters: New North Carolinians

Wednesday, November 5, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Ages 10–13
$3 per child; $1 for museum members
To register, click here. For information, call 919-807-7988.

What pulled or pushed you to North Carolina? Learn some reasons why people move here.


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, November 6, 13, and 20; December 4, 11, and 18
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.

Hidden Histories: Fact or Fiction?

Friday, November 7, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and
Saturday, November 8, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Teachers, grades K–12

To register, visit http://humanities.unc.edu/civics/upcoming-trainings/

Join the Museum of History and the North Carolina Civic Education Consortium for a two-day workshop designed to deepen your understanding of history and to determine if what you’re teaching is, indeed, fact—or if it’s possibly fiction. The workshop is free, but registration is required. For more information, e-mail Paul Bonnici: bonnici@unc.edu.

The Hidden Histories workshop for schoolteachers is made possible by a generous grant from the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust.


Make It, Take It: Bluegrass Banjo

Saturday, November 8, 1–3 p.m. (drop-in program)

Come see Carolina Bluegrass: Breakdowns and Revivals, and make yourself a toy banjo from three simple items.


Music of the Carolinas: Dark Water Rising

Sunday, November 9, 3 p.m.

This Robeson County band blends soul, blues, country, hip-hop, gospel, and rock with the free spirits of its members’ rich Lumbee culture.

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

History à la Carte: Veterans Histories

Wednesday, November 12, noon–1 p.m.
Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Rusty Edmister, Oral Historian and Videographer

Edmister, himself a Vietnam veteran, has recorded more than 150 interviews with veterans, and he is determined to document as many as possible. Join him, and some distinguished guests, while he shares his mission to record memories and stories.

Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, November 13, 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 Preview and Red Carpet Opening

Friday, November 14

See the museum’s latest major exhibition—Starring North Carolina!—before it opens to the public on Saturday, November 15. 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

Exhibit Opening: Starring North Carolina!

100 Years ● 3,000 Films
November 15, 2014-September 6, 2015

The first major exhibition about North Carolina’s role in the film industry.

  • See costumes, props, and memorabilia from Bull Durham, Iron Man 3, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Blue Velvet, Sleepy Hollow, and dozens more!
  • Test your knowledge of the state’s films, TV shows, stars, and crews.
  • Explore famous and little-known films.

$10 per person, ages 18 and up
$6 each, ages 7 to 17, 60 and up, active military personnel, college students with ID
$6 per person, groups of 10 or more with reservations—visit nccapvisit.org to make reservations
Free, ages 6 and under, museum members

Purchase single exhibit tickets at the Museum Shop.


Time for Tots: Early American Indian Life

Tuesday, November 18, 10–11 a.m.
Ages 3–5 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for museum members
To register, click here. For information, call 919-807-7979.

Learn about the lives of North Carolina’s first inhabitants by handling objects, listening to stories, and making a paper turtle rattle to take home.

Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, November 20, 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.


American Indian Heritage Education Day

Friday, November 21, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
$6 per student; $6 per adult (one free chaperone allowed for every 10 students)

Teachers, grades K–12: Register by November 7, and bring your students to a special day of storytelling, crafts, games, foodways, dancing, and music—just for them—on Friday, November 21. Space is limited! For more information or to register, call 919-807-7979.

Film Premiere: First Language—The Race to Save Cherokee

Friday, November 21, 7–9 p.m.
$5 per person; free, children 12 and under

Neal Hutcheson and Danica Cullinan, Filmmakers, and Walt Wolfram, Coauthor, Talkin’ Tar Heel, and NCSU Linguistics Professor

A production of the North Carolina Language and Life Project (NCLLP), First Language documents the measures being taken to reestablish Cherokee as a native language. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers, Wolfram, and members of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. For information, call 919-807-7979.


19th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration

Saturday, November 22, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
FREE!

Artists, dancers, performers! Take part in workshops and craft activities, and learn about our state’s American Indian population—the largest of any state east of the Mississippi River.

Supported by the NC Commission of Indian Affairs, Raleigh Arts Commission, PNC, North Carolina Museum of History Associates, Food Lion, and United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County.


Save the Date!

14th Annual African American Cultural Celebration
Saturday, January 24, 2015
10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
FREE!
For information, call Emily Grant at 919-807-7979.

We’re a week early, but come and help us kick off Black History Month!

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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