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.
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