Our 1970s-themed Time Warp this year was a huge success! Thank you to everyone that came out, all our sponsors, and even those that couldn’t make it but managed to bid or look at our amazing silent auction. We sold off some fabulous items including art, vacations, and night-outs, all that money supporting the museum and our upcoming programming. At the event, we had food
This exhibition in the front gallery of the City of Raleigh Museum will showcase student maps from an ongoing course at NC State’s College of Design entitled DIY Cartography. Through the course, students create maps focused on the history of Raleigh’s urban development in order to better understand how, why and where development has been concentrated and the effects that same development has had socially, politically and economically. Visitors will be able to contribute to this
Explore the historic heart of downtown Raleigh, Fayetteville Street! Every Saturday @ 2 pm beginning in January, the City of Raleigh Museum will offer Fayetteville Street Walking Tours. The heart of Raleigh’s history is centered on “North Carolina’s Main Street,” a half-mile long street with a rich and colorful past, whose buildings and stories have helped shape the Raleigh we know today. In honor of this legacy, the City of Raleigh Museum will offer one-hour, one-mile walking tours
On Saturday, January 20, 2018, the City of Raleigh Museum will be hosting Raleigh Roasts, an event that celebrates Raleigh’s café culture. We have invited local businesses into the museum from 9 am-noon to provide museum visitors with samples and sell their products. Visitors can purchase a $5 wristband that will allow them to sample freely as well as receive a complimentary City of Raleigh Museum coffee mug. Confirmed vendors include Larry’s Coffee, Lucettegrace, Raleigh Coffee Company,
During the Friend’s Annual Meeting this July, we had a fantastic turnout of new visitors and current members at the museum to see a fireside chat with Dwane Powell and our director, Ernest Dollar. We filled the entry way of the museum as we welcomed new board members and hosted this free event to the public. Make sure to join us for future events like this one by becoming a member of the City
The Political Cartoons of Dwane Powell, now open to the public. Read More
RALEIGH, N.C. (May 25, 2017) – The City of Raleigh Museum announced today that its retrospective of the nationally syndicated work of political cartoonist and area resident Dwane Powell will open to the public Sunday, June 4. Titled “You really stuck it to me today”: The Political Cartoons of Dwane Powell,” the free exhibit will feature more than 40 cartoons from Powell’s childhood to
The members of the Capital City Camera Club will exhibit their images of Raleigh along with a slide show of their favorite images of a variety of subjects in December. Reception is on Friday the 1st, 6-9pm.