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The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame announces its 2013 inductees

The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame announces its 2013 inductees. The 11 new members are Kelvin Bryant, Ron Francis, Wade Garrett, Bill Guthridge, Tommy Helms, Marion Kirby, Rich McGeorge, Hugh Morton (deceased), Bob Quincy (deceased), Marty Sheets and Mildred Southern. They will be enshrined at the 50th annual induction banquet on the evening of… Read More ›

MUSEUM PRESENTS NEW, FREE VIDEO SERIES

MUSEUM PRESENTS NEW, FREE VIDEO SERIES The N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh presents the new video series North Carolina, Long Story Shorts. Entertaining and educational, the free programs are available in an on-demand streaming video format at www.ncmuseumofhistory.org. Under the “Education” link, just click “Videos on Demand,” register and watch history unfold. The videos… Read More ›

FIND NORTH CAROLINA GIFTS AT THE MUSEUM SHOP

FIND NORTH CAROLINA GIFTS AT THE MUSEUM SHOP

It’s all about North Carolina at the Museum Shop, located at the N.C. Museum of History in downtown Raleigh. You’ll find an impressive selection of holiday gift items crafted by North Carolinian’s: handmade ornaments, pottery, jewelry and more. The shelves also overflow with specialty foods, books, toys and other enticing options. Choose from these items… Read More ›

MUSEUM FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF FIRST PHILANTHROPY AWARDS

The N.C. Museum of History Foundation announced the recipients of its inaugural Philanthropy Awards during a Nov. 13 event at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. The awards recognize individuals and organizations for outstanding contributions to the preservation, study or understanding of North Carolina history. The awards also honor exceptional commitment, service and support… Read More ›

MOONSHINE STILL AND TEMPERANCE MEDAL FROM NORTH CAROLINA

The era of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and real-life legends like Al Capone and Carry Nation come vividly to life in the world-premiere exhibition American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pa.

Former NASA Scientist-Astronaut William Thornton Donates Items to N.C. Museum of History

On Oct. 4 Dr. William Thornton (center), a former NASA scientist-astronaut, came to the N.C. Museum of History to donate the NASA flight suit and other items he used on the space shuttle STS-8 Challenger in 1983. Associate Director Jackson Marshall (left) and Chief Curator Joe Porter accepted the donation on behalf of the N.C. Museum of History. CREDIT: N.C. Museum of History

Ribbon cutting for" The Story of North Carolina" exhibit, Nov. 4, 2011.

N.C. MUSEUM OF HISTORY WINS 2012 AASLH AWARD OF MERIT

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announces that the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh is the recipient of an Award of Merit from the AASLH Leadership in History Awards for the exhibit The Story of North Carolina. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in their 67th year, is the… Read More ›

$100,000 Grant Enables N.C. Museum of History to Expand Outreach Services Across State

The Coca-Cola Foundation presented a $100,000 grant to the N.C. Museum of History Foundation in Raleigh on Jan. 26. The Coca-Cola Foundation grant, titled Educational Outreach Programs for North Carolina Students, will enable the N.C. Museum of History to expand its educational services to students and educators across North Carolina.

Coke and a Smile

Coca-Cola Foundation Presents $100,000 Grant to N.C. Museum of History The Coca-Cola Foundation will present a $100,000 grant to the N.C. Museum of History Foundation. The grant, titled Educational Outreach Programs for North Carolina Students, will enable the N.C. Museum of History to expand its outreach services, including live, two-way videoconference classes, to students and… Read More ›

N.C. Museum of Art Announces Extended Hours for Final Week of Rembrandt in America

The Museum is the only East Coast venue for the show which features the largest collection of Rembrandt paintings ever presented in an American exhibition.

MUSEUM’S DISTANCE LEARNING IS EASIER THAN EVER

Teachers can simply download inexpensive software to access distance-learning classes in which students interact in real time with a museum educator.

Blind Boy Chocolate and the Milk Sheiks

MUSIC OF THE CAROLINAS: BLIND BOY CHOCOLATE AND THE MILK SHEIKS

The string band draws its selection from early American music, including that of black and white string bands, jug bands and blues.

MUSEUM OFFERS ONLINE COURSES FOR TEACHERS

The N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh offers eight six-week online workshops for educators. Teachers can earn continuing education credit (CEU), boost their knowledge of captivating North Carolina topics, and get ideas for classroom activities.

CHEROKEE CARVERS: TRADITION RENEWED

Watch a stone-carving demonstration, learn about Cherokee artistic traditions and listen to traditional Cherokee stories at the N.C. Museum of History during the opening of Cherokee Carvers: Tradition Renewed

Glass jewelry by Lynn Burcher, who will be at the N.C. Museum of History on Saturday, July 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

2nd Saturdays at Museum of History Feature Craft Demonstrations: Toys, Jewelry and Pottery

The Department of Cultural Resources will once again showcase North Carolina’s culture, heritage and arts in the second year of its popular 2nd Saturdays program series this summer. For families or individuals on a budget, these programs — most of which are free — take place June 11, July 9 and Aug. 13 at all 37 museums and historic sites.

North Carolina Museum of Art Launches First iPad App, Free Video

Free Video “Rodin” lets viewers virtually experience the NCMA’s Rodin collection RALEIGH, N.C.—The North Carolina Museum of Art launches its first official iPad app with the release of “Rodin.” The free mobile application, which is now available on the iTunes App Store, allows users to virtually experience the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation’s generous… Read More ›

CLICK OR TEXT YOUR VOTE FOR THE MUSEUM OF HISTORY IN THE PEPSI REFRESH PROJECT

The N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh needs your vote to win a $50,000 grant sponsored by the Pepsi Refresh Project. The museum’s project, a hands-on discovery gallery, has been selected as a contender in the nationwide competition.

The Story of North Carolina opens April 16

The N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh announces that Part One of its largest exhibition to date will open Saturday, April 16. The long-anticipated chronological exhibit The Story of North Carolina is so large that it will debut in two parts in 2011.

Exhibition highlights work of contemporary African American artists, on view March 19-Sept. 4

30 Americans brings together both established and emerging artists whose work explores issues of race, gender, identity, history, and popular culture.

THE EXHIBITION SHOPPE FOR DISCOVER THE REAL GEORGE WASHINGTON

From biographies to George Washington bobbleheads, the Exhibition Shoppe for Discover the Real George Washington: New Views From Mount Vernon overflows with items ranging from serious to silly. Located at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh, where the traveling exhibition runs through Friday, Jan. 21, the shop’s shelves are bursting with historical toys and… Read More ›

American Association of Museums Announces Re-Accreditation of N.C. Museum of History

The American Association of Museums, based in Washington, D.C., announced that the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh has been awarded re-accreditation. Accredited status from the AAM is the highest national recognition achievable by an American museum. This honor recognizes high standards in individual museums and ensures that museums continue to uphold their public trust…. Read More ›

The exhibition includes three life-size models depicting Washington as a teenaged surveyor, as commander in chief at age 45 (shown in image), and as the nation’s first president taking the oath of office. Courtesy of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association

OCTOBER PROGRAMS AT N.C. MUSEUM OF HISTORY

October brings a full slate of programs at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Seven of these complement the exhibition Discover the Real George Washington: New Views From Mount Vernon. So if you are curious about George, look no further. What’s in store? For one, special guest Jeffrey Schwartz, Professor of Anthropology at the… Read More ›

Lifelike Washington Figures Based on Forensic Research

Three life-size figures of Washington, developed through a cutting-edge forensic investigation, are among the highlights in Discover the Real George Washington: New Views From Mount Vernon, opening Friday, Sept. 10, at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. The figures are based on a two-year forensic study in which computer scientists, art historians, 18th-century garment… Read More ›

BUGFEST ILLUSTRATION CONTEST for KIDS and ADULTS

We’ve Extended the Deadline! The NC Museum of Natural Sciences invites you to illustrate your best and most realistic version of a bioluminescent or aquatic bug in its natural surroundings. Illustrations will now be accepted through August 31, 2010 . The Museum is hosting its first-ever BugFest Illustration Contest to celebrate our most popular annual… Read More ›

AUGUST PROGRAMS AT N.C. MUSEUM OF HISTORY

You have to see the work of award-winning wood-carver James Duxbury of Graham to believe it. Watch him demonstrate his craft at the N.C. Museum of History

Marbles Kids Museum – What’s Rolling in July & August

Family Fit – Carolina Hurricanes Storm Squad Saturday, July 10 | 2:00pm Try your hockey skills with the Carolina Hurricanes Storm Squad as you explore all the fun ways you can stay healthy and fit with your family. Garden Gourmet Wednesday, July 14 | 10:00am-12:30pm Saturday, July 17 | 10:00am-12:30pm Make and taste a simple… Read More ›

bioluminescence NC Museum of natural Sciences

Museum hosts presentation on biomedical uses of bioluminescence | July 19

From fireflies to vampire squid, bioluminescent creatures have piqued human imagination with their ghostly glow for centuries. After decades of investigation, scientists have uncovered the mechanisms underlying bioluminescence. Get an introduction to bioluminescence and discover its value to biomedical research when Jonathan Horowitz, associate professor of oncology at the N.C. State College of Veterinary Medicine,… Read More ›

JULY PROGRAMS AT N.C. MUSEUM OF HISTORY

July brings free programs for all ages at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Watch potters from North Cole Pottery in Sanford demonstrate their craft on July 10. They are featured as part of the 2nd Saturdays series taking place across North Carolina. Catch a showing of “Friends in Liberty: North Carolina in the… Read More ›

An Evening of Adventure for Children with Special Needs | Jun 10

Marbles Kids Museum Presents Family Fun Night Marbles Kids Museum kicks off the summer with Family Fun Night on Thursday, June 10 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at the museum in downtown Raleigh. Family Fun Night, held quarterly and sponsored by Kerr Cares for Kids Foundation, provides an evening of play and learning entirely for children… Read More ›

Marbles Kids Museum – What’s Rolling in July

Family Date Night: Annie Sing-a-long Friday, July 2 | 5:00-8:00pm Leapin’ Lizards! You know these classic songs by heart so come “fully dressed with a smile” and sing along with the North Carolina Theatre Conservatory as we celebrate this popular musical production! And museum members are invited to our first Members Picnic and Play. Consider… Read More ›