Latta’s Living Legacy: Rev. Morgan L. Latta and the Latta University



The COR Museum partnered with the Latta Foundation to craft a new exhibit for February entitled, Latta’s Living Legacy: Rev. Morgan L. Latta and the Latta University. The exhibit tells the story of Morgan Latta, a former slave, who gained his freedom and established an industrial school in Raleigh. On display are artifacts from archaeological digs at the school site and architectural elements from Latta’s home which burned in 2007.

Raleigh Then, Raleigh Now, Raleigh Next

R3 Exhibit

Help COR Museum celebrate the completion of the first phase of its new flagship exhibit, “Raleigh Then, Raleigh Now, Raleigh Next” (R3). This interactive exhibit highlights historical events & figures in Raleigh’s past, beginning prior to the founding of the city and continuing into the present.

Junior Interpreter Program

Do you have a child that loves history? On the first Saturday of every month (excluding June, July, and August) from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm the City of Raleigh’s Historical Resources and Museums Program will hold historically themed workshops for ages 10 – 13. We will engage Raleigh’s young citizens through hands-on experiences, field trips, and volunteering in order to foster an appreciation for local history and inspire active community participation.

The Historical Resources and Museum Program oversees operations and programs at Mordecai Historic Park, the City of Raleigh Museum, the Raleigh Trolley, the Pope House, the Latta House and University Site, the Tucker House, the Borden Building and Stone Circle at Fletcher Park, and the Fred Fletcher Amphitheater. Children will have the opportunity to participate in Raleigh history at all of these sites and more. We cover topics such as Native Americans in Wake County, slavery, and the turn of the century. This will be an ongoing program not meant to be completed in a year, but allows children and families to invest in their local history and take pride in their city.

Junior Interpreter Program

Junior Interpreter Registration

For more information please contact,

Email: Kimberly Floyd
Assistant Director

Civil War Walking Tour

Retreating Confederate soldiers, freed slaves, and an invading Union army threw Raleigh into chaos and left it balancing between total destruction and salvation. The City of Raleigh Museum invites you to explore this rapidly changing world of 1865 through a special walking tour of Downtown Raleigh. Join COR Museum Director, Ernest Dollar, as he uses letters, diaries, and photographs to reveal life in Raleigh during the end of the Civil War. The tour will be April 12 at 10 am. Tours begin at the COR Museum in the historic Briggs Hardware building  at 220 Fayetteville Street. The tour lasts 1.5 hours and tickets are $20 each and limited to 25 people. The tour will coincide with State Capitol’s Civil War living history event.

For more information contact,

Email: Ernest Dollar