This exhibit showcases over two hundred years of Raleigh’s development through a collection of historic maps. Looking at maps as more than way finding tools, visitors experience cartography as a reflection of the times and the draftsmen who crafted them. The exhibit features 14 maps that reflect over 200 years of the Capital city’s history. Explore some of Raleigh’s historic maps here.
The COR Museum partnered with the Latta Foundation to tell 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.
Did you know Raleigh is one of 450 cities with a flag? How did the flag come into existence? Who designed it and what does it mean? Come learn the story behind one of Raleigh’s most visible symbols.
Beginning in the early 20th century, companies such as Sears & Roebuck, Aladdin, Montgomery Ward, and Harris Brothers sold build-it-yourself houses through their catalogs! View pictures of Raleigh’s best examples of these types of homes and learn how the trend impacted our city and the nation. Co-curated with the Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
The history of newspaper, radio, and television in Raleigh is an exciting exhibit exploring the evolution of the three different media, and the revolutionary roles they have played in our city’s history.
This exhibit explored the foundations of the seven different institutions of higher learning that have existed in Raleigh’s past.
This exhibit asked local photographers to take a “Portrait of Raleigh.” Hundreds of submissions followed; the juried results on display presented Raleigh’s past, present, and future through the unique angle of a camera lens.
The Art of Business was an artifact heavy display of commercial art from Raleigh’s past. With artifacts including signage, print collateral, packaging, and advertisements, museum visitors got a glimpse of the beautiful craft that went into designing the business identities of the past.
Following the success of Portraits of Raleigh, the museum curated another juried exhibit of photographs celebrating the city’s history, places, and people.
The museum’s first ever one-man show, Painted Archives presented local artist Pete Sack’s colorful interpretations of the museum’s photographic collection.