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 ( A keynote address will be given by Swadesh Chatterjee.

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For more information about this exciting new exhibit, visit


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.

Time Warp 2015 Auction Preview!

Check out just a few of the fabulous items that we will be offering at the Time Warp 2015 Night at COR Museum Live & Silent Auctions!

The Stanbury

stanbury Enjoy a Chef’s Dinner for two people at The Stanbury!

Durham Bulls Package


Experience a Durham Bulls Game In The Exclusive PNC Triangle Club! Package includes VIP parking & a meal at the game!

 Trolley Pub Raleigh

TrolleyPub Enjoy a private Trolley Pub Raleigh tour for you and 13 of your best pals and a $25 gift card to Tasty Beverage Co. to help you BYOB!

 Trophy Brewing Co. Tasting Package

Trophy Brewery Tour and Tasting for 6 at Trophy Brewing Co. with Master Brewer Les Stewart, including Trophy’s famous pizza!

WRAL Weather Center Tour


 Take a backstage tour of WRAL’s state-of-the-art weather center with Meteorologist Greg Fishel! And see a Live newscast!

Carolina Ballet

CarolinaBallet  Enjoy four tickets for you and your family to see Carolina Ballet’s 2015 performance of The Nutcracker! Go backstage and meet the dancers!

 Hopscotch Music & Design Festival


Enjoy two 3-day passes and invites to the VIP Party at Hopscotch Music & Design Festival!

Red Hat Amphitheatre


Enjoy two tickets and VIP pass to see a show at the Red Hat Amphitheatre! Also includes a $25.00 Gift Card to Oak City meatball Shoppe!

 North Carolina Symphony

 NCSymphonyEnjoy four tickets to any eligible performance you like in the 2015 North Carolina Symphony Summerfest Series!

North Carolina Theatre


Enjoy two VIP tickets to see “Buddy- The Buddy Holly Story” at the NC Theatre and a $50.00 Gift Card to Zinda Restaurant in Downtown Raleigh!

 Bida Manda Laotian Restaurant and Bar

BidaManda Enjoy a Chef’s Dinner for two at Raleigh’s renowned Bida Manda Laotian Restaurant and Bar!

Wines for Humanity

 WinesforHumanityEnjoy an in-home 6-bottle wine tasting for you and your friends!


lucettegrace Enjoy a private Macaron baking class for four at one of Downtown Raleigh’s hottest new bakeries!

Autographed Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Stick


One of a kind, signed Canes hockey stick a part of your personal collection!

 Atlantic Beach Doubletree Hotel

AtlanticBeach1AtlanticBeach2 Enjoy a two night stay the Atlantic Beach Doubletree. Stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlantic Beach Oceanfront hotel in North Carolina!

Time Warp 2015 Night at the COR Museum!



The Friends of City of Raleigh (COR) Museum invite you to save the date of Saturday, June 6, 2015, and join us for Time Warp: Night at COR Museum!  We are making some history of our own and you can help us bring the Smithsonian to RaleighBuy tickets or become a host, supporter or benefactor and join us at the VIP Cocktail party!

What:   Time Warp: NIGHT AT COR MUSEUM will feature great music by the Gregg Gelb Latin Jazz Quintet, dancing, the best local bites, signature cocktails and premium experiences available in both silent and live auctions! Tickets are $60 for members and $70 for non-members (each includes one museum membership!).  Buy tickets or become a host and support exhibits and educational programs at the museum!

Why:   We are celebrating Raleigh’s continued emergence on the national cultural stage and raising funds for an upcoming exhibit from the world-renowned Smithsonian Institution; “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation”!

When:  Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 7pm. VIP Cocktail party at 6pm.

Where:  City of Raleigh Museum, 220 Fayetteville Street (in the heart of Downtown) Raleigh, NC 27601. Or visit us online at

If you would like to become a sponsor or media partner, please contact Brandi Neuwirth at or call919-205-8428. Thank you, we look forward to seeing you there!

MEXhibit 2015



The City of Raleigh Museum and the Consulate General of Mexico are excited to announce the second annual “MEXhibit: Mexican Artists in North Carolina”. An exhibit of contemporary Mexican artists, the exhibit runs May 1 – 31st and features works from artists who reside and work in North Carolina. The artworks include sculpture and paintings that reflect the experience of a new generation of talented and recognized Mexican artists that make great contributions to the American and Latin American culture. Their work embodies the relationship between tradition and the contemporary.

 The City of Raleigh Museum is located at 220 Fayetteville St. and is open 9 am to 4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday, and Sunday from 1 pm to 4pm. For more information, contact Ernest Dollar at (919) 996-3022 or

City of Raleigh Museum to Host Exhibit, Lectures for Black History Month

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The City of Raleigh Museum will celebrate Black History Month in February with a new exhibit and lectures that explore African American identity through photographs.

On Feb. 3, the museum will open an exhibit featuring never before seen photographs from the collection of the Dr. Manassa T. Pope House Museum. The Pope family moved to Raleigh in 1900 and built a home at 511 S. Wilmington Street that still stands today. For the next century, the Popes led a unique life as prosperous and engaged leaders of the community. Their life was captured through the camera’s lens and will be displayed in the exhibit, “A Family Story: Photographs from the Pope House.”

Dr. Pope led a remarkable life as a doctor, soldier, entrepreneur, and politician. These were significant endeavors for an African American during the heyday of Jim Crow segregation. His daughters, Ruth and Evelyn, had noteworthy lives in their own right, using education to shape generations of young minds. The Pope House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated a Raleigh Historic Landmark. The Pope House is open to the public on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The photographs from the Pope House collection reveal the personal lives of the Pope family. They show scenes of everyday life demonstrating the social, political, and financial influence of the family in the midst of a segregated society.

“These photographs take viewers on an incredible journey,” said Ernest Dollar, director of the City of Raleigh Museum. “Not only do they highlight the incredible achievements of the Pope family but capture the intimate.”

In addition to the exhibit, the City of Raleigh Museum will present two lectures that further discuss the concept of Black identity.

On Feb. 26, the City of Raleigh Museum will honor Raleigh’s African-American newspaper on its 75th anniversary. The Carolinian was started in 1939 by Paul R. Jervay Sr. with the mission of giving “voice to the voiceless.” Today, Mr. Jervay’s son and grandson are continuing the newspaper’s long tradition of providing news to local African-American readers. Paul Jervay Jr. and Kelvin Jervay will be at the museum to share the history of this influential paper and thoughts on the future of publishing in the 21st century. Both programs start at 7 p.m. and are free to the public.

On Mar. 12 at 7 p.m., Craig James will talk about his passion to collect early photographs of African Americans, focusing largely on images that show the pride of newly emancipated men and women. This topic is especially poignant in Mr. James’ search as he discovered his own great-grandmother, Nursey James, in 1933. You can listen to Craig James story on UNC Public Radio at

Both the Pope photograph exhibit and the lectures events are free and open to the public. The City of Raleigh Museum is located at 220 Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. For more information, contact the museum at 919-996-2220.

2014 Festival of Wreaths

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Enjoy delicious sweets and savories, festive drinks and a live holiday performance while
bidding on creatively decorated wreaths designed by local florists, interior designers and artists!
Joseph Barnes of Catering Works | Mary Catherine Floyd
Kathy Herdrich | Seaboard Studio 123 | April Schlanger of happyfoodwine
Les Stewart of Trophy Brewing Co | Steve Taras of The Watered Garden Florist
Susan Tollefson Interiors | Erin Weston of Southern Magnolia
T I C K E T S :
$20 Members | $25 Non-Members
To purchase tickets or make a donation by credit card, visit us online at

Also available at the COR Museum gift shop, cash or check accepted.

**If you buy your tickets online, please print your receipt and bring it with you to the event. Your receipt will act as your ticket(s) for the event!**

Please call 919-996-3775 or email

Paderewski Festival

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Night at the City of Raleigh Museum


This summer, the City of Raleigh Museum has partnered with Seed Art Share to bring you an exciting new children’s program. This original scavenger-play, written by Raleigh playwright Ian Finley, invites history buffs ages 8 to 12 to join Sir Walter Raleigh for a night of intrigue and mystery-solving in the Museum. Lost artifacts and hidden clues have turned the Museum upside down. Follow the trail of nuts, but look out for the Museum’s arch nemesis, Stewart the Squirrel. This 45-minute show will run June 19th, July 17th, and August 21st at 5:00pm, 6:30pm, and 8:00pm each night. Space is limited. Tickets can be ordered online here.

Since April 2010, Seed Art Share has created arts experiences for performers, patrons, and the people they love! Seed Art Share is made up of diverse professionals, such as teachers, artists, musicians, psychologists, social workers, and parents.  Seed supports and serves the Raleigh arts community and their families through events, performances, and community partnerships.

For more information, call (919) 996-2220 or visit

Hardware History Summer Camp


The Museum offers a week long summer camp four times throughout the summer. Our camp provides activities for children that enrich their understanding of history alongside the fundamentals of math and science. This camp covers a time period in Raleigh’s history each day. For example, starting with the antebellum period on Mondays campers learn about plantation life with a visit to a local Raleigh historic site then finish the week with present day Raleigh touring downtown’s tallest skyscraper. Each day campers finish back at the COR museum and with the help of engineers and LEGOs® participants will learn basic engineering concepts that took us from one time period to the next including simple machines such as levers to pulleys.

This camp for ages 9 to 12 is a great way to spend a week this summer! For more information please call Kimberly Floyd at 919-996-3023 or the museum’s main line at 919-996-2220.

Check out what we have worked on this year!