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 www.cityofraleighmuseum.org.
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!
The new “Our War: Voices of Raleigh’s World War 2 Veterans” 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. 15 local veterans have been interviewed as part of an oral history project which will culminate with the “Our War…” exhibit. 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.
“Our War: Voices of Raleigh’s World War 2 Veterans” opens at the museum June 7th.
The City of Raleigh Museum and the Consulate General of Mexico are sponsoring an exhibit of contemporary Mexican artists entitled, “MEXhibit: Mexican Artists in North Carolina”. The exhibit runs May 1 – 30 and features works from eight 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 artists featured in the exhibit are Leticia Álvarez –Pintora, Cornelio Campos, José G. Vázquez, Rosalia Torres-Weiner, Socorro Hernández Hinek, Mariana Rodríguez –Pardy, and Verónica Grossi-Pintora.
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. Admission is $5, $3 for seniors/students. For more information, contact Ernest Dollar at (919) 996-3022 or Ernest.Dollar@RaleighNC.gov.
TimeWarp 2014 Salute to the1940’s Swing Dance at the COR Museum
June 7, 2014
Members $60, Non-members $70
Swing back to the 1940’s and kick up your heels at this evening of fun, food, drink and dance!
Featuring Live Jazz Band “Mint Julep” with Live and Silent Auctions, Raffle and 1940’s themed photo booth. 1940’s attire and WWII uniforms encouraged! View our WWII exhibit in honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day (June 6th). Your ticket supports exhibits at the City of Raleigh Museum and includes a year-long membership.