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May Programming Aboard the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

As the first of the 10 fast battleships which served in WWII, NORTH CAROLINA paved the way for those battleships that followed.

1911 Reproduction Wright Glider in lobby of the NC Museum of History.

Reproduction 1911 Wright Glider Now Soars at N.C. Museum of History

A full-scale reproduction of the glider that Orville Wright and British aviator Alexander Ogilvie flew at Kill Devil Hills in 1911 now soars inside the entrance at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. The object is based on the glider the men used from Oct. 16 to 26 to make nearly 100 test glides…. Read More ›

North Carolina Museum of Art Acquires Mary Cassatt Painting

Painting is first work by Cassatt in Museum’s permanent collection Raleigh, N.C.—The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) has acquired a painting by American artist Mary Cassatt titled Portrait of Madame X Dressed for the Matinée. The work, which shows a young woman fashionably dressed for an afternoon at the theater, is the first by… Read More ›

N.C. Museum of Art Receives Grant from John William Pope Foundation in Support of School Bus Scholarship Fund

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) has received a grant from the John William Pope Foundation for $25,000 in support of the Museum’s School Bus Scholarship Fund. The NCMA School Bus Scholarship Fund, which was launched in 2008 to provide funding to North Carolina schools requiring financial assistance to transport students to the Museum,… Read More ›

Freedom Riders

Powerful Documentaries Chronicle History of Civil Rights Movement: Created Equal

The N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will present Created Equal, a series of powerful documentaries that tell remarkable stories of individuals who challenged the social and legal status quo of deeply rooted institutions, from slavery to segregation. The films include dramatic scenes of incidents in the 150-year effort to achieve equal rights for all…. Read More ›