Our Families’ Treasures: Stories from Moore Square Magnet Middle School

Our Families’ Treasures: Stories from Moore Square Magnet Middle School

The City of Raleigh Museum and Moore Square Magnet Middle School 8th grade class will open the newest exhibit Our Families’ Treasures with an opening reception from 6-9pm on April 5th. This exhibit focuses on the important objects that each student has in their life and tells the story of their families. From stories of war, migration, love, and even a look to the future, the 8th grade students at Moore Square will show you how one object can represent an entire story.

April is Raleigh History Month! Join us for special tours and events!

UPDATE: The Oak City Architecture Tour was rescheduled to Saturday, May 4th. Details are at the bottom of the page.

The City of Raleigh Museum celebrates April as Raleigh History Month with a month-long program of special walking tours and events to celebrate Raleigh’s cultural heritage and encourage the public to explore the city’s numerous historic sites!

History After Hours (Tuesday, April 2 @ 7-8 p.m.) – Did you know there was a wall built around Raleigh during the Civil War? Did you know there’s a quote in all U.S. passports from a famous Raleighite? Are you living in a Red Light District? Want to know more about Raleigh’s colorful past? Discover some of the fun, tragic, and weird stories from the city’s history – from Raleigh’s hidden places to true crimes to unsung heroes. Join the Friends of the City of Raleigh Museum for drinks and history – admission $10, complimentary beer & wine will be served (21+).

 

“Between Heaven and Hell: Raleigh and the End of the Civil War” Walking Tour (Saturday, April 6 @ 10-11 a.m.) – Did you know that Raleigh was almost burned to the ground? Explore the tense days in April 1865 at the end of the Civil War when Raleigh teetered between destruction and salvation in this walking tour. Hear stories of retreating Confederate soldiers, freed slaves, and an invading Union army. Adults $10, Youth 7-17 $4, Children 6 & Under Free.

ADDITIONAL TIME ADDED FOR THIS TOUR DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!
(Saturday, April 6 @ 12pm – 1pm)

Director’s Talk: Behind the Scenes of From Plantation to Park: The Story of Dix Hill (Thursday, April 18 @ 7pm)

Go behind the scenes of the City of Raleigh Museum’s exhibit with the Director, Ernest Dollar. Learn about the stories that inspired the exhibits and some of the mysteries uncovered by the research. For over a year, COR Museum staff researched the history behind Dorothea Dix Hospital in preparation of an exhibit. Join the museum’s director Ernest Dollar as he discusses to process of creating the display and even what the team discovered that didn’t make it into the display. Co-Sponsored with the Friends of the City of Raleigh Museum. Drinks included with your ticket. Regular Admission $10Members of the Friends of the City of Raleigh Museum $8 (with promotional code).

A Community’s Legacy: African American History Walking Tour (Saturday, April 20 @ 10 – 11 a.m.) – Explore the rich African American history along the streets of downtown. From stories of entrepreneurs, triumphs, and tragedy, you will discover the legacy of the men and women who lived, worked, and help make Raleigh what it is today. Adults $10, Youth 7-17 $4, Children 6 & Under Free.

ADDITIONAL TIME ADDED FOR THIS TOUR DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!
(Saturday, April 20 @ 12pm – 1pm)

NEW DATES DUE TO WEATHER RESCHEDULING!

Oak City Architecture Tour (Saturday, May 4th @ 10–11 a.m.) – Raleigh’s urban landscape is mix of old and new. Discover the city’s downtown architectural secrets in this revealing walking tour. Adults $10, Youth 7-17 $4, Children 6 & Under Free.

ADDITIONAL TIME ADDED FOR THIS TOUR DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!
(Saturday, May 4th @ 12pm – 1pm)

 

Tickets are selling fast so get yours now!

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

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

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 installation by creating their own personal and historical maps that might tell about the past, or imagine a different future.

Time Warp 2017 is on June 3, 2017

Time Warp 2017 is on June 3, 2017

The Friends of City of Raleigh (COR) Museum invite you to save the date of Saturday, June 3rd, and join us for Time Warp 2017! This year, we will be transported back to Raleigh in the 1920s, so break out your top hats and flapper dresses! Join us for an evening of auctions, food, drink, and dancing – all proceeds will support the City of Raleigh Museum’s exhibits and programming.

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Museum visitors this Spring can enter to win free airfare to Paris, compliments of Delta Airlines

In celebration of its new RDU to Paris nonstop service, Delta Airlines has partnered with the Friends of the City of Raleigh Museum to offer one lucky museum visitor two free economy class tickets to Paris. This drawing is open to all legal U.S. residents 18 years of older visiting the museum from Jan. 6 through May 31, 2017. One winner will be randomly selected in early June. Details below:

  • Entry forms (name, email address, and contact phone number) are available in the gift shop and must be filled out on-site during museum hours. Email, phone or other electronic entry methods will not be accepted.
  • Limit one entry per person during the drawing period.
  • The tickets are for two people traveling together and must be issued no later than Dec. 15, 2017.
  • Winner’s travel certificate is not transferable, sellable, refundable or exchangeable, and must be returned to the museum if it cannot be used; other airline restrictions including date availability may apply.
  • All other transportation/trip costs are the responsibility of the contest winner.

Visit the museum during normal business hours which are listed on the site.  

Friends of the Museum Paris Flight Drawing

Friends of the Museum Paris Flight Drawing

In celebration of the exhibit and its new RDU to Paris nonstop service, Delta Airlines has partnered with the Friends of the City of Raleigh Museum to offer one lucky museum visitor two free economy class tickets to Paris, home of some of the most renowned cathedrals in the world. This drawing is open to all legal U.S. residents 18 years of older visiting the museum from Jan. 6 through May 31, 2017. One winner will be randomly selected in early June.

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The drawing has now ended. 

Thank you for an exciting opening night for Beyond Bollywood!

Thank you for an exciting opening night for Beyond Bollywood!

On Saturday, November 19th, after months of planning and creating a truly unique exhibit for the Triangle, the Beyond Bollywood exhibit was officially unveiled. The ceremony was attended by local and state wide politicians, members of the Indian community, Friends of City of Raleigh Museum and guests who wanted to be the first to view this national exhibit that showcases the remarkable achievements of Indian Americans in the United States. Special thanks to Ram Tirath of Royal India Restaurant for providing the crowd with authentic Indian cuisine and Rinku Das of the Nrityajyoti Dance Academy. for showcasing classical Indian dance.