Raleigh’s Forgotten Symbol

city_flagCelebrate Flag Day at the City of Raleigh Museum. Since 1777 Flag Day has been an annual holiday on June 14th to commemorate the adoption of the United States flag, but did you know the City of Raleigh has a flag? The City of Raleigh is one of approximately 450 cities in the United States to have their own flag. The flag, originally made by Kate Denson in 1899 is now housed in the City of Raleigh Museum collection.

The flag, recently removed from exhibition, is in need of conservation work. Come get a closer look at the flag and enjoy a free lecture. Local Raleigh historian, Joe Mobley, will explore the history of the flag and its role in early 1900s Raleigh. Hear about the flags past conservation and current conservation needs with local textile conservator, Paige Myers, as she discusses the flag and helpful techniques to help preserve your personal heirlooms.

Light refreshments following.

Saturday, June 11th
10am – 11:30am

Time Warp 2016 Auction Preview

The following items and experiences will be auctioned off LIVE!


Four Courses for Four


Enjoy a four-course dinner for four at Laotian Restaurant, Bida Manda!

Durham Night Out Package

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Have dinner with a gift certificate to Basan Bull City Sushi and premium Sake, and then enjoy center orchestra tickets to the 20th Anniversary tour of Rent, VIP parking, and drink tickets!

Umstead Stay-cation

Relax with an overnight stay at The Umstead Hotel & Spa and breakfast for two at their signature restaurant, Herons.

Weekend at Wrightsville Beach Package



Take some time off and pamper yourself for a weekend at the beach! Includes one free night at the beach side Holiday Inn in Wrightsville Beach, NC, a designer bag perfect for the beach from Queen Lane Designs, and a $200 gift card to Bailey’s Fine Jewelry.

Wide Open Bluegrass Weekend Package



Spend a weekend at Wide Open Bluegrass! This package includes two tickets to Friday and Saturday night’s main stage performances, and access to the VIP tent with free food, beer, wine & specialty cocktails both days. Also, this package includes a free night at Aloft Hotel, so you can make it a weekend getaway!

Bid silently on exclusive packages provided by the following local businesses!






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Time Warp 2016

Buy tickets here! 

Check out the auction items here!

The Friends of City of Raleigh (COR) Museum invite you to save the date of Saturday, April 23, and join us for Time Warp 2016! This year, we will be transported back to Raleigh in the 1950s, so break out your poodle skirts, leather jackets, and polka dots! Join us for an evening of auctions, food, drink, and dancing – all proceeds will support the City of Raleigh Museum’s exhibits and programming. Buy tickets here! 

Live entertainment will be provided by Peter Lamb and the Wolves, and there will be beer from local breweries Trophy Brewing and White Street Brewing!

Keep checking back on this site as the event gets closer for more details about entertainment, food, drink, and auction items!

For additional information or questions, please contact Aubrey Minshew at aubrey.minshew@raleighnc.gov or 919.996.3775.

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