The exhibit Real to Reel: The Making of Gone with the Wind will open Friday, Aug. 31, at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Take advantage of these free programs that complement the exhibit, which will be on view through Jan. 13, 2013. Exhibit admission and weekend parking are free.
At the Movies: Gone with the Wind
Enjoy this classic film — commercial-free — on the large screen in Daniels Auditorium. Museum staff will give a brief introduction of the movie.
Curator’s Choice Tour: Real to Reel: The Making of Gone with the Wind
James Tumblin, owner of the Gone with the Wind memorabilia featured in the exhibit, will lead this special tour. Hear the stories behind his extensive collection. Tumblin is the former head of the Universal Studios makeup and hair department.
The South and American Popular Culture
Karen Cox, Professor of History, UNC-Charlotte
Cox will describe how ad agencies, filmmakers, fiction writers, the travel industry and others created a romanticized vision of the “Old South.” The author of Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created in American Popular Culture will sign books after the program. Copies are available for purchase in the Museum Shop.
The Civil War in Fiction and Film
David Sachsman, Professor of Communications, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
How have fiction and film manipulated memories of the Civil War and reinterpreted its history? Find out during this program presented by Sachsman, author of Memory and Myth: The Civil War in Fiction and Film. A book signing will follow the program. Copies are available for purchase in the Museum Shop.
About the North Carolina Museum of History
The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton Street, across from the State Capitol. Parking is available in the lot across Wilmington Street.Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The Museum of History, within the Division of State History Museums, is part of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.
About the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported symphony orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council, and the State Archives. Cultural Resources champions North Carolina’s creative industry, which employs nearly 300,000 North Carolinians and contributes more than $41 billion to the state’s economy. To learn more, visit www.ncdcr.gov.