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.

 

 

 

You Are Invited! Beyond Bollywood Exhibit Opening Party

23indiad1Please join the Friends of the COR Museum in celebrating the opening of the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit, Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation!

The event will start at 7 pm with opening ceremonies starting at 7:30. Refreshments will be provided, and there will be dance performances by Rinku Bhattacharya (www.rinkubdas.com). A keynote address will be given by Swadesh Chatterjee.

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For more information about this exciting new exhibit, visit http://www.cityofraleighmuseum.org/beyond-bollywood-indian-americans-shape-the-nation/.

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Our War: Voices of Raleigh’s World War II Veterans.

Our War: Voices of Raleigh’s World War II Veterans.

The “Our War…” exhibit will tell the tale of two different Raleighs and how its residents who went to war had vastly different experiences in the same conflict. Though 70 years have passed, many personal events of the war are fresh in the minds of the veterans. By sharing their stories, these veterans give us a revealing look at what it was like to grow up in 30’s/40’s Raleigh and leave for war. By collecting their stories in their own words it is hoped the exhibit will be a testament to the varied contributions of Raleigh’s diverse residents.