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April

American POWs and Vietnamese Re-Education Camps

Friday, April 17, 7 p.m.

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.


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.


Film Premiere: Around the World in Raleigh

Saturday, April 18, 3–5 p.m.
Free, but RSVPs are encouraged by calling (919) 782-0552

Around the World in Raleigh, is a short film created by acclaimed filmmakers Marco Williams and Danielle Beverly. The film highlights the diversity of North Carolina's capital by seven high school students who take each other on a tour of places that are special to their heritage.

Sponsored by The Nicholas Sparks Foundation and International Focus. 


Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble 

Sunday, April 19, 2 p.m.

Gregg Gelb, Director

The award-winning Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble and Ensemble II (led by Lisa Burn) feature advanced high school musicians who study and perform the best of big-band jazz, including Duke Ellington compositions and music by the bands of Maynard Ferguson, Count Basie, Gene Krupa and Anita Oday, and Benny Goodman.

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! 


May

First Fridays at the Museum

Fridays, May 1 and June 5, 5–9 p.m.

 

Visit The Story of North Carolina chronological history exhibition on the lobby level and the Starring North Carolina! film exhibit (half-price admission; last tickets sold at 8 p.m.) on the third floor. Before you leave, stop by the Museum Shop to look for a souvenir. The North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild will be organizing tastings of beer from a local brewery during each evening.


Longleaf Film Festival

Friday, May 1, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Free!

 

At last—the Museum of History’s inaugural Longleaf Film Festival! Join us Friday evening for film screenings in Daniels Auditorium. On Saturday, three screens at the daylong festival will show submissions from around the world in five categories, including shorts made by middle and high school students. Festival winners will be announced at day’s end. For information, visit LongleafFilmFestival.com.

 

Sponsored, in part, by Indy Week, Triangle Downtowner Magazine, and Boom! Magazine


Spring Frolic

Saturday, May 2, 6 p.m.
Carolina Country Club, Raleigh
$200 per museum member (plus state and local taxes)

To join and reserve your space, visit ncmuseumassoc.com.

 

The museum’s largest annual fund-raising event features music and dancing, food and conversation, and live and silent auctions. 


Time for Tots: A Child’s Garden

Tuesday, May 5 or 12, 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 how people in the past used plants, then gather herbs from the museum’s History of the Harvest garden and plant your own miniature garden to take home. 


History Corner: Civil War Kids

Wednesday, May 6, 10–11 a.m.
Ages 6–9 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for museum members (plus state and local taxes)
To register, click here. For information, call 919-807-7988.

What was it like to have battles in your own backyard? Envision your life during—and just after—the Civil War.


History Hunters: War’s End?

Wednesday, May 6, 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.

What did the end of the Civil War mean to folks in North Carolina? Learn ways that freedom changed the lives of people who had been enslaved and the lives of those who had owned them. 


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, May 7, 14, 21, and 28 and June 4, 11, 18, and 25 
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! 


Starring North Carolina! Film Series: Junebug

Friday, May 8, 6 p.m.
$5 per person; $4 for museum members (including state and local taxes)
MPAA rating: R-L,S; run time: 106 min. 

 

This story of a troubled homecoming was written by University of North Carolina School of the Arts alumnus Angus MacLachlan and directed by his longtime friend Phil Morrison. The 2005 film was shot in Winston-Salem, as well as Pfafftown (Forsyth County) and McLeansville (Guilford County).


Conservation Assistance Day 

Saturday, May 9, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
All sessions for this event are full. The next event is scheduled for Friday, August 14. 

As part of Preservation Day at the museum, make an appointment and bring up to three objects for assessment and advice on care from a museum conservator. 


Preservation Day 

Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

 

Join Robert Hart, of Hickory—who will be signing copies of his book, Hart Square: One Man’s Passionate Preservation of North Carolina’s Pioneer Heritage, about the 70 historic log structures he has collected—and talk with others from across the state (including Preservation Greensboro Inc., North Carolina Preservation Consortium, UNC–Greensboro, and Edgecombe Community College) who work to save North Carolina’s treasures. While here, view the Scott Garlock exhibit Rural Revival: Photographs of Home and Preservation of Place on the third floor.


Make It, Take It: Time Capsules

Saturday, May 9, 1–3 p.m. (drop-in program)

Can you put time in a bottle? Learn how to save memories in a simple paper “time capsule,” and make one to take home.

Music of the Carolinas: The Buck Stops Here

Sunday, May 10, 3 p.m. 
Free tickets for this concert are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 2 p.m.

The four women—and a token “buck”— who make up this band create a unique sound that blends traditional and old-time music with original songs and tunes. The result gives a contemporary edge to the music of banjos, guitars, drums, and an upright bass. 

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

Time for Tots: A Child’s Garden

Tuesday 12, 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 how people in the past used plants, then gather herbs from the museum’s History of the Harvest garden and plant your own miniature garden to take home. 


History à la Carte: Citizen Soldiers in the Rip Van Winkle State: North Carolina Militia, 1700–1900

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

William H. Brown, Registrar, State Archives of North Carolina

Brown will discuss the composition, development, and use of colonial militias in North Carolina and important state and federal legislation, such as the Militia Act of 1903, which led to the establishment of the North Carolina National Guard. 

 


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, May 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. Topics change every week! 

Members’ Annual Meeting 

Thursday, May 14, 11:30 a.m. 
Carolina Country Club, Raleigh 
$35* per museum member; $45* nonmembers
To register, access ncmuseumassoc.com 

 

For details about this year’s annual membership meeting, or to join and get on the invitation list, call 919-807-7847.


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, May 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. Topics change every week! 

An Evening with David McCullough

Thursday, May 21, 7 p.m.
This is a ticketed event in the Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh.
To purchase tickets, click here.
For information, call 919-807-7873.

Join the North Carolina Museum of History Foundation and the News & Observer in welcoming author David McCullough. Widely acclaimed as the “master of the art of narrative history,” McCullough will share some of the lessons he learned from researching his latest work, The Wright Brothers.

 

Also sponsored, in part, by First Tennessee Bank, Goodnight Educational Foundation, The Sherrill Fund, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. Howard, Smith Family Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Hoch Jr., and Northwestern Mutual. 


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursday, May 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. Topics change every week! 


Film Screening: Farmland 

Friday, May 29, 7–9 p.m.
Not rated; run time: 77 min.

Award-winning director James Moll traveled across the country to meet farmers and ranchers in their 20s who are now responsible for running their own farms. Q&A with local farmers will follow the screening. 


Saturdays in the Garden

Saturdays, May 30 and June 27, 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. Tours begin at the information desk in the lobby.

June

Time for Tots: We All Scream for Ice Cream! 

Tuesday, June 2 or 9, 10–10:45 a.m.
Ages 3–5 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for museum members (plus state and local taxes)Registration begins May 5. For information, call 919-807-7979.


When the weather gets hot, who doesn’t love ice cream? Find out about ways people kept cool during summers of the past, and churn up an old-fashioned treat to enjoy for yourself.  


History Corner: Life on the Farm

Wednesday, June 3, 10–11 a.m.
Ages 6–9 (with adult) 
$3 per child; $1 for museum members (plus state and local taxes)
Registration begins May 6. For information, call 919-807-7988. 

Learn about life on an early 20th century farm. Visit part of the History of the Harvest exhibit, and make a corn-y craft to take home.


History Hunters: Hoeing a Row

Wednesday, June 3, 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 May 6. For information, call 919-807-7988.

Not long ago, most North Carolinians lived and worked on farms. What was it like? Come, and find out!


Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, June 4, 11, 18, and 25 
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, June 5, 5–9 p.m.

Visit The Story of North Carolina chronological history exhibition on the lobby level and the Starring North Carolina! film exhibit (half-priced admission; last tickets sold at 8 p.m.) on the third floor. Before you leave, stop by the Museum Shop to look for a souvenir. The North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild will be organizing tastings of beer from a local brewery during the evening.


Exhibit Opening: Hey America!: Eastern North Carolina and the Birth of Funk 

Saturday, June 6 

Audio and video clips help illuminate the roles of African American musicians from eastern North Carolina who played prominent roles in the creation of funk—a genre of highly danceable music that helped integrate dance floors across America during the middle and late 1960s. 


Time for Tots: We All Scream for Ice Cream! 

Tuesday, June 2 or 9, 10–10:45 a.m.
Ages 3–5 (with adult)
$3 per child; $1 for museum members (plus state and local taxes)
Registration begins May 5. For information, call 919-807-7979.

When the weather gets hot, who doesn’t love ice cream? Find out about ways people kept cool during summers of the past, and churn up an old-fashioned treat to enjoy for yourself. 


History à la Carte: Drumming Up the Funk!

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

Sam Lathan, Drummer

Lathan was one of the many musicians from eastern North Carolina who influenced funk music—and even played drums for the James Brown Band. He will talk about his experiences in the early funk music scene and about traveling the world with Brown. 

Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, June 11, 18, and 25
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! 


Starring North Carolina! Film Series: Blue Velvet

Friday, June 12, 6 p.m.
$5 per person; $4 for museum members (plus state and local taxes)
MPAA rating: R-L,S,V; run time: 120 min. 

An early Dino De Laurentiis film, Blue Velvet (shot primarily in Wilmington and Lumberton) received instant praise, several award nominations, and best-movie honors for 1986; Rolling Stone magazine even named it best film of the 1980s. Come early and see one of Isabella Rossellini’s blue velvet robes and the silicone prop called “Mr. Ear.”—in Starring North Carolina! 

Second Saturdays: Make It, Take It: Garden Journal

Saturday, June 13, 1–4 p.m. (drop-in program)

During this part of June’s 2nd Saturdays program, sew together a simple book using historical methods, and utilize it in recording your images and thoughts from exploring the History of the Harvest garden exhibit.


Second Saturdays: Herbalicious!

Saturday, June 13, 1–4 p.m.

Join local gardeners, herb organizations, and museum staff to learn about doorstop gardens past and present and then take a sensory tour of the museum’s garden in the History of the Harvest exhibit. In addition, participate in short sessions on how to use herbs in the kitchen, and create hands-on crafts to take home. It’s a family day of outside fun!

Music of the Carolinas: Two of a Kind: Bill Myers & Dick Knight 

Sunday, June 14, 3 p.m.
Free tickets for this concert are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 2 p.m.

Myers (who plays piano, saxophone, flute, and vibes, in addition to directing, arranging, and composing) and Knight (who plays trumpet, alto saxophone, and flugel horn) are also members of the Monitors, a renowned North Carolina–based group that plays jazz, rhythm and blues, soul, and oldies. 

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

Storytime in the Gallery

Thursdays, June 18 and 25, 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, June 25, 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! 

Saturdays in the Garden

Saturday, June 27, 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. Tours begin at the information desk in the lobby.

Save the Date!

Halloween Safe Night at the Museum

Saturday, 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.

Exhibit opening: North Carolina's Favorite Son: Billy Graham's Remarkable Journey of Faith

November 6, 2015–July 10, 2016


Explore Billy Graham's life and a ministry that spanned several decades and included the Civil Rights movement and the Cold War through memorabilia, audio and video displays, and interactive galleries.

20th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE!
Click here for information about last year's event.

Musicians, dancers, artists, storytellers and authors from North Carolina’s eight state-recognized tribes will gather for this popular family event. With something for all ages, the celebration is a firsthand opportunity to learn about the state’s Indian culture, past and present. Activities will include craft demonstrations, hands-on activities, games, food and much more. 

Teachers: bring your students to a special day, just for them, on Friday, November 20. For more information or to register, call 919-807-7979.

15th Annual African American Cultural Celebration

Saturday, January 30, 2016
10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
FREE!

Join us for the statewide kick off to Black History Month by celebrating our state’s diverse heritage and culture! Click here for information about last year's event.

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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