April Programs at N.C. Museum of History

APRIL PROGRAMS AT THE N.C. MUSEUM OF HISTORY

Raleigh, NC March 7, 2013 – April brings a bounty of programs at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Meet James Tumblin, whose Gone with the Wind memorabilia is featured in the exhibit Real to Reel: The Making of Gone with the Wind. The exhibit runs through Sunday, April 14, so be sure to catch it before it closes, and hear Tumblin’s talk and exhibit tour on April 7.

On another note, discover how music was a powerful and meaningful influence in the Civil War. Christian L. McWhirter from the National Archives in Washington, D.C., will delve into this topic on April 28.

Take advantage of these April programs and more. Admission is free unless otherwise noted. Parking is free on weekends.

*History Corner: Colorful Creations

Wednesday, April 3

10-11 a.m.

Ages 6-9 with adult

$1 per person

To register, call 919-807-7992.

Visit the exhibit Art in Clay and see how potters decorated their creations. Then do some decorating of your own!

 

Dish

During the program History Hunters: From Dirt to Dish, learn how colonial potters made their wares. Dish, probably made during Gottfried Aust’s tenure as master of the pottery at Salem, North Carolina, 1775-1785. Lead-glazed earthenware. Image by Gavin Ashworth, courtesy of Old Salem Museums & Gardens.During the program History Hunters: From Dirt to Dish, learn how colonial potters made their wares. Dish, probably made during Gottfried Aust’s tenure as master of the pottery at Salem, North Carolina, 1775-1785. Lead-glazed earthenware. Image by Gavin Ashworth, courtesy of Old Salem Museums & Gardens.

*History Hunters: From Dirt to Dish

Wednesday, April 3

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Ages 10-13

$1 per person

To register, call 919-807-7992.

Learn how colonial potters made their wares by visiting the exhibit Art in Clay and trying your hand at slip decoration.

 

*Make It, Take It: Spring Pinwheels

Saturday, April 6

1-3 p.m. (drop-in program)

Make a pinwheel to spin in the spring breezes, and find out about historic handmade toys.

 

Scarlett's dress

Vivien Leigh wore this dress during the attack at Shantytown scene in Gone with the Wind. It is featured in the exhibit Real to Reel: The Making of Gone with the Wind. PHOTO CREDIT: N.C. Museum of History

Film: The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind

Sunday, April 7

2-4 p.m. for film, followed by short talk and exhibit tour

Creating Gone with the Wind was a monumental task, and this 1988 documentary outlines successes and obstacles along the way. See interviews with film crew members, screen tests and archival footage. After the film James Tumblin will give a talk and lead an exhibit tour of Real to Reel: The Making of Gone with the Wind, featuring memorabilia from his private collection. Tumblin is the former head of the Universal Studios makeup and hair department.

 

*Time for Tots: In a Pickle!

Tuesday, April 9 or 16

10-10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-5 with adult

$1 per program

To register, call 919-807-7992.

Explore the productive process of picking and pickling produce in North Carolina. Make and take home a craft that will put you in a pickle.

 

History à la Carte: A Short History of Southern Cuisine

Wednesday, April 10

12:10-1 p.m.

Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Dr. John Beck, Elon University

Join Beck as he journeys through the delicious history of southern food — its varied ancestors, cultural ties and modern adaptations.

 

Music of the Carolinas: Donna Ray Norton

Sunday, April 14

3-4 p.m.

Hear ballads from an eighth-generation descendant of the original settlers of Madison County and their musical traditions. The performance is presented with PineCone, with support from the North Carolina Museum of History Associates, Williams Mullen and WLHC-FM/WLQC-FM.

 

The Power and Popularity of Music in the Civil War

Sunday, April 28

2 p.m.

Christian L. McWhirter, Assistant Editor for the Papers of Abraham Lincoln, National Archives

Drawing from published and archival sources, McWhirter analyzes the numerous ways music influenced popular culture in the years surrounding the war and discusses its deep meaning for both whites and blacks, South and North.

For more information about the Museum of History, call 919-807-7900 or access ncmuseumofhistory.org or Facebook.

* TIME TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMPS *

Have a blast in the past! The N.C. Museum of History offers fun hands-on experiences about life in other times. Register now to secure your spot! For students who have completed kindergarten through eighth grade, the history camps are taught by professional educators on staff or experienced teachers in the community.

The fee for each camp costs $90 per person, $80 for members. Need-based scholarships are available. Visit ncmuseumofhistory.org for complete information or call 919-807-7979.

* programs of interest to children or families

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

About the Author:

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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