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The Underground: Raleigh’s Music Scene 1976-1985

Posted by Dan Howe on August 1, 2018
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The Underground: Raleigh’s Music Scene 1976-1985

Posted by Dan Howe on August 1, 2018
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Category: Current Exhibits

This new exhibit highlights the golden days of Raleigh’s celebrated nightlife hotspot beneath Cameron Village. The specially curated exhibit is based on the documentary photographs of local photographer Chris Seward, who, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, took thousands of images of the music scene happening in these clubs. “The Underground” exhibit will be open through December 2018.

Thank you! Time Warp 2018 is in the Books!

Posted by Leo Suarez on April 24, 2018
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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

(in)Tangible Boundaries – A History of Raleigh through Maps

Posted by Leo Suarez on April 3, 2018
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Category: Current Exhibits

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

Silent Killers: The Legacy of the 1918 Spanish Flu

Posted by Leo Suarez on January 4, 2018
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Category: Past Exhibits

Fayetteville Street Walking Tours

Posted by Leo Suarez on December 16, 2017
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Every Saturday @ 2 pm beginning in January 2018! Read More

Fayetteville Street Walking Tours

Posted by Leo Suarez on December 16, 2017
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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

Come to Raleigh Roasts on Saturday, January 20, 2018

Posted by Leo Suarez on December 16, 2017
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OSaturday, January 20, 2018the 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,

Recap of the Dwane Powell Fireside Chat

Posted by Leo Suarez on July 29, 2017
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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

“You really stuck it to me today”

Posted by Leo Suarez on June 13, 2017
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The Political Cartoons of Dwane Powell, now open to the public. Read More