Joe Winters Comes Home – A Celebration at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on Sunday, February 24th

Joe Winters Comes Home – A Celebration at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on Sunday, February 24th

Friend to Legendary Performers, Saluted by J. Edgar Hoover    

The re-discovery of Joe Winters’ legacy starts with Greg Paul. While renovating the Winters’ elegant family home in Southeast Raleigh, Paul was fascinated by the vintage concert tickets, photos and other mementos he came across in what had been Joe’s basement office.

Paul contacted Warden, who met with Chacona and Joseph Jr. The children had preserved many materials associated with their father’s career. Together, they brought in COR Museum, the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Centerplate, the Raleigh Police Department, St. Augustine’s University, disc jockey Chico Scott, events producer Nick Neptune and others to share Joe’s extraordinary life with a wider audience.

That life includes being the force behind a long list of concerts that transcended the color line, dedicating himself to community building projects and carrying out his duties as a police officer in such a way that he was honored as Tar Heel of the Week in Raleigh’s daily newspaper, The News & Observer, and received a letter of commendation from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.

The City Of Raleigh Museum is proud to be part of this special event. If you can’t make it on the 24th, you’ll still be able to visit the Auditorium through the end of March to see this amazing exhibit. For more information, please contact the museum.

Celebrating Joseph Winters Sr, the Cop Who Bridged the Racial Divide One Superstar at a Time

  • The exhibit opens in February and runs through March in the lobby of Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Reception: Sunday, Feb. 24, 2-4 p.m, free, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
  • Sponsored by Greg Paul Builders, Womble Bond Dickinson, City of Raleigh Museum, Duke Energy Center for the
  • Performing Arts, Centerplate, GBW Strategies, Brasco Design, St. Augustine’s University
  • Produced by Billy Warden, Joseph Winters Jr., Chacona Winters Baugh, Nick Neptune, Chico Scott
Raleigh Roasts was a hit! See you next year.

Raleigh Roasts was a hit! See you next year.

The Friends of the City of Raleigh Museum hosted their Second Annual Raleigh Roasts to great success on Saturday, January 26, 2019. As vendors began arriving early that morning, the excitement in the air only grew as adults and children alike began lining Fayetteville Street. Despite the chilly weather, many spoke in eager curiosity as to what selections different vendors would provide.

This year Raleigh Roasts hosted eleven different vendors from around the area including Larry’s Coffee, Dilworth Coffee, Tama Café, Carrol’s Kitchen, Yellow Dog Bread Company, Black & White, Counter Culture, Videri, Slingshot Coffee, Ello Raw, and Pine State Coffee. Vendors brought new treats like coffee soda, kolache rolls, and sparkling tea, as well as coffee culture staples including banana bread, chocolate, and even some superfood snack bites. And there was coffee, lots of coffee! With all the coffee being brewed, museum visitors commented that the museum smelled faintly of coffee for hours after the event ended.

After visitors were welcomed in by The Friends and received their Sir Walter Raleigh Mugs, they were pulled in by the vendors spread around the museum. While visitors waited to sample different items, the museum exhibits helped keep them entertained. But with visitors and vendors spread everywhere, many remarked they would have to come back for a second visit to see all the different exhibits the museum offered. The Dwane Powell, “You really stuck it to me today”: The Political Cartoons of Dwane Powell exhibit was a favorite among the event’s attendees, with many new drawing added to the interactive exhibit.

A great addition to the event was live music provided by Annika Bovender, a talented musician who played host to her cheering section throughout the morning. Bovender played various songs, which only added to the coffee house atmosphere during Raleigh Roasts.

As the event began approaching its completion, visitors and vendors alike were surprised at how quickly the time had passed. Many remarked they could not wait until Raleigh Roasts 2020, and with the success and increased interest, this event will be here to stay.

“Al Norte al Norte: Latino Life in North Carolina.”

“Al Norte al Norte: Latino Life in North Carolina.”

This traveling exhibition organized by the North Carolina Museum of History features the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and Triangle resident José Galvez. It chronicles the diversity and strength of the state’s growing Latino community – from business owners and farm laborers to grandparents and kindergarten graduates.

“Al Norte al Norte: Latino Life in North Carolina.” debuts January 4th, 2019!

A new exhibit is opening on Friday, January 4 titled “Al Norte al Norte: Latino Life in North Carolina.” This traveling exhibition organized by the North Carolina Museum of History features the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and Triangle resident José Galvez. It chronicles the diversity and strength of the state’s growing Latino community – from business owners and farm laborers to grandparents and kindergarten graduates.

Many Latinos have made North Carolina their home since the 1980’s, in search of better economic opportunity. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates North Carolina’s Hispanic population increased by 22 percent (to 1.26 million) between 2010 and 2017. Shot over 10 years, the exhibit’s black & white photographs (grouped into categories of family, faith, celebration, and work) depict the daily life of Latino North Carolinians adapting to and shaping life across our state. Less political in nature, the exhibit seeks to underscore the cultural similarities that exist for everyone today.

From Plantation to Park: The Story of Dix Hill

From Plantation to Park: The Story of Dix Hill

The exhibit, a joint venture with the Dix Park Conservancy, explores the long history and future of Raleigh’s newest park. From Plantation to Park explores four perspectives on the land known as Dix Hill.

City of Raleigh Museum is one of Marriott Traveler’s Top 5 Things To Do!

We’re excited to be part of such a great list of things to do in Raleigh!

New to the city? Have friends coming to town? Learn more about our museum and the other fun things to do in Raleigh!